Category: Outdoor Skills

Weather Watching – Record Keeping

Weather Watching 4This post is the fourth and final post in a series about weather watching and prediction. The previous posts in this series discussed cloud observation, wind observation, and the use of weather instruments. These skills can be used to observe weather wherever you may be, and they can also aid in making short term predictions. However, if one desires to monitor trends in the weather, or if one simply wants to document what weather has been occurring, a fourth set of skills is then needed. This set of weather skills is all about record keeping. As you observe and record temperatures, precipitation, cloud formations, and the like, it is important to have a system in which one can document what is happening in the weather from one day to the next. For the best records, you should record your observations consistently at the same time every day. However, because the reasons for keeping track of the weather vary from one person to the next, it is really up to you on how and when you want to do it.

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Weather Watching – Weather Instruments

Weather Watching Header 3This post is the third in a four-part series on weather observation and prediction. The first post dealt with the topics of cloud observation and identification. The second post had to do with observing the wind. These skills associated with the clouds and the wind can go a long way in giving you a great deal of information which you could use to watch and predict the weather. However, if one wanted to become more serious about weather watching, one needs to also monitor other variables of the weather as well. Factors such as temperature, rain fall, and humidity are all important measurements of weather, but to observe these things, you must add a third set of skills. I am speaking of the use of weather instruments.

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Weather Watching – Wind Observation

Weather Watching Header 2This post is the second in a four-part series about weather observation and prediction. The topic of the first post explored the first set of weather skills having to do with cloud observation and identification. This week’s post will discuss the next set of skills. These skills are collectively known as wind observation. Continue reading “Weather Watching – Wind Observation”

Weather Watching – Cloud Observation

Weather Watching HeaderAt this time of year, survivalists, preppers, and homesteaders are all busy getting outside after the long winter months. Whether they are practicing outdoor skills, working on their preps, or planting their gardens, one variable is present no matter where they live or what they may be doing: the weather.

The weather could determine if you are successful with your crops this season. It could also help or hinder your plans to practice necessary skills. In addition, weather, in its most severe forms, could also be the cause of a serious emergency. If you are into preparedness, you must be aware of the weather.

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