Should you drink your own pee? Well, not recreationally. In a survival situation. Thatâ€™s main point of the lead story in todayâ€™s Cool Content Crypt.
This comes from the blog of survival wiz Cody Lundin, whose topic cuts right through the stream of other recent blog posts to earn a spot here. Cody, a fellow Arizona dude, differs from celebrity survivalist Bear Grylls – now that guy is ready to swill his urine if the beverage cart on a 60-minute flight rolls a bit late. Found out what Cody has to say. And be ready should you run dry of water on your next adventure. Or even if you think â€œitâ€™s sterile and I like the tasteâ€ justifies anything.
Next up, DailyWritingTips.com offers some thoughts on the Most Overused Words of 2012. Lots of links there for those who want further reading. I like writer Mark Nicholâ€™s disdain for the phrase â€œman cave.â€ While I love the male-centric second-hand store on Cave Creek Road in Phoenix that bears the same name, I stopped thinking that having women around was bad when I was about 12 years old.
And who doesnâ€™t love a good conspiracy theory? The State Geologist of Arizona has a blog, and Iâ€™ve enjoyed it for years. Its post about kooks who think sonic booms near the Verde Valley in Arizona indicate thereâ€™s â€œa secret war is underway between American Patriots and our UN-run federal gummintâ€ is gold.
This next post is about one of my favorite things: barrel-aged beers. Dense deliciousness, thatâ€™s all they are. The Brew Bros. share some secrets for homebrewers like me who want to make their own barrel-aged creations. The tips square largely with what Iâ€™ve collected myself. And itâ€™s great to have them all in one place.
Letâ€™s wrap it up with a post from my friend Nichole at ArchitectureTravelWriter.com. Her post asks how we define bad writing – and in what ways weâ€™re bad writers. My reaction is less about her questions â€¦ and more about fear. Nicholeâ€™s post makes me think of playing live music. When you first start gigging, you will suck. You will look back a few years later at your first shows and think â€œwow, we really sucked.â€ But if youâ€™re afraid to suck, youâ€™ll never get started. Gigging – like writing – is no endeavor for the cowardly. But you canâ€™t be great before you suck.
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