GOOD TO KNOW.  Storms build in later today under cooler and cloudy conditions.  While you duck the rain, we’ve got some ideas for summer safety from errant fish hooks to fire starters to a cord that works just about everywhere.

Featured Photo:  An orange summer sun sets behind a slight haze. Simonson Photo.


WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):

Today:   Sun 8/11 – Rain Late – Hi 73, Lo 58, Wind E@11, G22

Tomorrow: Mon 8/12 – Damp – Hi 71, Lo 58, Wind NW@10, G20


SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):


Sunrise        Sunset

6:36AM       9:00PM


Moonrise      Moonset       Overhead    Underfoot

6:50PM         2:49AM        11:14PM           10:48AM


Moon Phase:  Waxing Gibbous (87% Full)


EDGE HOUR:    11:00AM-Noon  Moon overhead in front of the weather shift will provide the day’s best bite.







MEDIC!  A fishhook in the thumb or hand can be an unpleasant experience, especially when it passes the barb.  Here are some tips from American Family Physician for four methods of hook removal, but if things are serious, it’s best to head to the ER for some professional help.


FIRE UP.  A quick addition to any tackle box, hunting pack or survival kit is a Firestarter like the 5-in-1 from Swiss Safe.  Having a spark source helps set kindling alight and gets things going when it’s cold.


PARAMOUR. Parachute cord, whether stashed in a sealed roll or as part of a survival bracelet can easily be used to lash together wood, tarps and other items for shelter in the wild.





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