My publisher Irontwine Press put up a great little video showing how one makes a highly effective and powerful weapon using stuff found in the woods. Watch to the end to get a sense of the great power of these weapons.
Check this out, from the Antarctic toothfishery, which was developed about 1990 and has become a big distant-water fishery in the southern ocean using longline vessels fishing with the Mustad mechanized longline system (same system I used in 1981 on Georges Bank with Roger Bakey’s Sea Dog V, when I measured every damn fish he brought aboard and determined that if you took fish with hooks instead of nets you could bring home twice the tonnage and still leave the population intact)
Now this, this is fishin’…….
See this article about the new ability to extract human DNA from the earth! That’s right, it may be that human DNA from sweat, or blood, etc that falls onto or becomes mixed with minerals in the soil can be retrieved…..
It is happening. I have feared for several years we face a time not long in the future when people will whisper back and forth that there used to be a time when society relied on the scientific method to reveal truth, rather than belief-driven and tribal-driven “facts”. As in, “Don’t repeat this but there was actually a time in human history, about 300 years, called the Enlightenment, when people used a method of investigation – hypothesis, test, evaluate, and finding – to determine reality. Yes, really. I know, today this is blasphemy, but it is true. ”
“Fake news.” “Alternative facts.” “We will make our own reality.”
It is happening, right now, as the article attached here shows. We seem to be returning to a time of magical thinking, wishful thinking, and belief-driven “reality.,” Are punishments for blasphemy and witchcraft far behind?
This is an excellent summary, now four years old, of some of the disputes and issues concerning the so-called Clovis Theory of human arrivals into North and South America. It is worth reading.