MORE TO IT. Today’s forecast looks a little friendlier for outdoors activity and with the full moon, you’ll have a number of factors in your favor. If you’re looking for other useful survival tools to take into the field or on the water we give you three more suggestions for safe travels and to help in a pinch.
Featured Photo: Color Up! Today’s conditions will let you don blaze or camo (or both!) and get out after your favorite early fall pursuits. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Mon 9/24 – Mid Day Clearing. Hi 60, Lo 40, Wind NW@8
Tomorrow: Tue 9/25 – Windy, rain chance. Hi 55, Lo 41, Wind NW@23, G33
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
7:54PM 6:48AM 1:04AM 1:27PM
Moon Phase: Full @ 9:52PM.
EDGE HOUR: 7:00 – 8:00PM. Moonrise and sunset and the power of the full moon will improve things in the Edge Hour.
TAPED UP. Having 101 uses is the hallmark of everyone’s favorite binding agent which can be applied in a fix. Use duct tape as kindling, a band-aid, a waterproofer, a makeshift patch and dozens of other options. Make a few wraps off the main roll around a Bic pen tube to provide a compact and packable stash of this silver wonder.
CORDED. Parachute cord also has a number of uses in the wild – from lashing together branches to make a lean-to, to forming a snare or hoist – and can be easily purchased in a 50-foot length formed into an easily-worn wrist-bracelet or other compact formation.
DIRECT. A compass works when cell phones lose service and GPS batteries fail. Knowing the basics of direction and orienteering, along with the location of major landmarks, roads and rivers in the area you’re hunting will help you find your way out when you’re lost – with the help of a compass.