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Useless info that is useful. Benefit yourself and others with knowledge.

Knowledge is power, and a pretty convenient way to be useful to yourself and others.

Not to mention it can give you an edge at trivial pursuit!  Stuff some in your Brain.

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We here at ACW have a great sense of purpose and playfulness by being able to share and support our members or anyone else.  By offering our specially designed and made products that are one of a kind and supporting our community with literature, info and support.  Support done the right way is the main drive and at the heart of it.

Seems like true enduring support that goes beyond  is always lacking, and the claim falls short whenever advertised.   Could be that most companies are driven primarily by profit?  While Profit is usually a necessary component for long term success, it should be the result of a mutually beneficial experience,  and be more of a side effect of offering something of real  substance, for the most part anyways, in our opinion.

Sort of like relationships:  Nurture and care promote healthy long term growth.  Self centered actions, motives and impatience create shallow fast dwindling conditions.  For this reason among many we should support or tribe, fellow citizens and loved ones, and to be a great asset and support we need the tools and mindset to be useful individuals to ourselves and others.

This episode we will share some cool facts and some sections of our unique Compact reference and guide.  Hopefully it will add to your knowledge base in general.

The calendar dilemma…  Every year the dates of holidays and important events change….

If we didn’t have WiFi ( or a calendar handy) it would be a real pain in the ass to look ahead next year to find what day Easter is on for example.  Below is a table we compiled ( some random info via our ACW booklet we made) to do just this.  By memorizing this you are free of the need of Mr. internet to figure things out for you,  or having to have access to a calendar of the specific year in question.  Far as i know it’s pretty solid but like always any corrections and helpful input is always welcome via comments.

Ohh OK…..      So when is Easter in two years anyways?

“Easter………is on the 1st Sunday after first full Moon after the Spring equinox”

New years day……….January 1st Groundhog day…..February 2nd Good Friday……Friday before Easter
Martin Luther king day……3rd Monday January, or January 15th Presidents day……3rd Monday in February
Washington’s birthday……..Feb 22nd Lincoln’s Birthday………Feb 12th All Saints Day…….November 1st
Ash Wednesday……….47 days before Easter St. Patrick’s Day……….March 17th Flag Day………June 14th
Easter………1st Sunday after first full Moon after the Spring equinox Arbor Day……….Last Friday in April
Pentecost……..50 days after Easter Mothers Day……..2nd Sunday in May Memorial Day…….Last Monday
In May Fathers Day………3rd Sunday in June Independence Day(US)..……July 4th Labor day……..1st
Monday in September Columbus Day………2nd Monday in October Halloween……….October 31st
Valentines Day……..Feb 14th Thanksgiving Day…….4th Thursday in Nov Christmas Day………..Dec 25th
Veterans Day……….November 11th Election Day……….First Tuesday in Nov, following the first Monday

*Columbus day is one of those holidays we celebrate, but we should remember that there were viking settlements in North America long before this guy set foot here.  In fact there are at least a couple in the north eastern section of North American, and probably more down the eastern seaboard, evidence would suggest. ( check out Archaeologists Chase Childs and Sarah Parcak remove an upper grass layer at the Point Rosee site in Newfoundland. (Credit: Greg Mumford / UAB). 

OK.. Also this little dandy below could also come in handy….

Spring Equinox:
Spring begins, hours of day & night
Are ~ the same. Mar 20 or 21st
Summer Solstice:
Sun highest in sky, Summer begins,
June 20 or 21st
Autumn Equinox:
Fall begins, ~ = day and night hours
World wide. Sept 22 or 23rd
Winter Solstice:
Winter begins, sun is lowest in
the sky. Dec 21 or 22nd

Any other dates you think we should include?  drop us a comment!

Also check out ” History of American”  circa 1897.   We found this and some other great old books in our ventures.  Our website will link them but obviously they may be hard to come by..History of American is a neat book.  Inside is evidence of European/viking adventurers leaving their marks on the Americas LONG before ever thought.. And other great info.

The Temperature Thing…

Now this is a useful.  I mean most of the world uses the metric system, but to convert between say Celsius and Fahrenheit can throw a stupid blank look upon your face.  America rocks, but add a little variety in your knowledge life.  Also builds character and may impress that beautiful woman who’s father owns a distillery in Europe, who is looking for his daughter to get married so she and her husband can run the 300 year old operation on it’s sprawling country estate with private airport and… >fill in the blanks< who isn’t sure if your a complete idiot yet.  OK so i turn down fantasy street but i think your trackin’ with me.

Below are useful Temp facts.  Most facts Found also in our ACW compact manual.

   Temp Conversion Pic.

* A note on spelling

( Fahrenheit is a commonly misspelled word in English. Misspelled versions include ‘Farenheight’, ‘Ferinheight’, etc. In case you are interested, this  temperature scale was proposed by Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, a scientist who first developed a mercury-based thermometer).

How to convert Fahrenheit to Celsius

The temperature T in degrees Celsius (°C) is equal to the temperature T in degrees Fahrenheit (°F) minus 32, times 5/9:

T(°C) = (T(°F) – 32) × 5/9


T(°C) = (T(°F) – 32) / (9/5)


T(°C) = (T(°F) – 32) / 1.8


Convert 68 degrees Fahrenheit to degrees Celsius:

T(°C) = (68°F – 32) × 5/9 = 20 °C


Celsius or centigrade is a unit of measurement of temperature.

The freezing/melting point of water is about zero degrees celsius (0 °C) at a pressure of 1 atmosphere.

The boiling point of water is about on one hundred degrees celsius (100 °C) at a pressure of 1 atmosphere.

The exact values depend on the water composition (usually the amount of salt) and the air pressure.

Seawater contains salt and the freezing point is reduced below 0 °C.

When boiling water on a mountain above sea level the boiling point is reduced below 100 °C.

The symbol of Celsius degrees is °C.

Celsius to Fahrenheit conversion

0 degrees Celsius is equal to 32 degrees Fahrenheit:

0 °C = 32 °F

The temperature T in degrees Fahrenheit (°F) is equal to the temperature T in degrees Celsius (°C) times 9/5 plus 32:

T(°F) = T(°C) × 9/5 + 32


Convert 20 degrees Celsius to degrees Fahrenheit:

T(°F) = 20°C × 9/5 + 32 = 68 °F

this chart can be found on:

Lastly for now, here are a few takeaway facts that are neat:

“Pennies 1982 and older are solid copper, Dimes & quarters, half dollars before 1965 contain silver”

” The national animal of Scotland is the Unicorn”

As always thanks from the ACW team and please check out our unique EDC kits like the “MacGyver kit”.  By the way our newest creations will be out VERY soon… Some cool pouches and packs along with extra gear for your everyday convenience and survival needs!!  Feedback and purchases help support us to keep supporting you to be ready, useful, informed, and Autonomous.

– Cheers,

ACW team

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Also We recommend this great website for resources and self reliance/improvement: Art of Manliness

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