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Skills Every Man Should Know?

Posted on 05/02/2014 8:59:22 PM PDT by MNDude

Today a young guy at the office got a flat tire. A bunch of young guys gathered around in the parking lot and I was amazed how none knew how to change a flat.

I commented this had to be one of the top things all men should know.

What would be some of the things you would include on a list that all men should know how to do? (Like change oil, etc)


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1 posted on 05/02/2014 8:59:22 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: MNDude

To have a gun handy wherever possible and know how to retrieve it and shoot it fast and accurately.


2 posted on 05/02/2014 9:03:05 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: MNDude

How to change a light bulb.

How to replace an air filter.

How to shoot a gun.

How to cook a steak.


3 posted on 05/02/2014 9:03:05 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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To: MNDude

How to shoot, field strip & clean.


4 posted on 05/02/2014 9:03:10 PM PDT by NonLinear (Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.)
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To: MNDude

catch a fish, clean it and cook it.

shoot or trap game, skin it and cook it.


5 posted on 05/02/2014 9:03:28 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: MNDude

Dress out a deer
Filet a fish
Sail
Lift 100 lbs. effortlessly
Pretend to listen


6 posted on 05/02/2014 9:03:28 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: MNDude

Better have gloves and a coat to change a tire in the winter.


7 posted on 05/02/2014 9:03:28 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks ("I can see Putin's bootprint on 0bama's ass from my house"! Sarah Palin)
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To: OrangeHoof

How to use an axe and a buck saw.


8 posted on 05/02/2014 9:03:45 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: MNDude
I'm not surprised.

I went as far as to teach my son how to use tire irons and replace tires in the driveway.

9 posted on 05/02/2014 9:03:52 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: gorush

wow...photo finish


10 posted on 05/02/2014 9:03:55 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: MNDude

How to drive a stick shift.


11 posted on 05/02/2014 9:04:08 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: MNDude

I can change a tire but just about every time I’ve needed to, a man has stopped to help. Which means he takes over, and I offer him some baby wipes when he’s done.

This is a thank you to you men out there.


12 posted on 05/02/2014 9:04:39 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: MNDude

Google Robert Heinlein and things a man should know. Very enlightening


13 posted on 05/02/2014 9:04:49 PM PDT by AdamsPapers (Go Navy, Beat Army!)
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To: yarddog

To keep spare serpentine belts in the trunk and know how to install them with tools you keep in the vehicle.


14 posted on 05/02/2014 9:05:38 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: MNDude
Do their own laundry
Cook a simple meal
Simple car fixes (battery connections, etc)
Change a diaper (for Dads)
Treat women with respect
Good manners
Fill out a W-4 form, balance a checkbook
just a few off the top of my head
15 posted on 05/02/2014 9:06:15 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: MNDude

Sharpen a knife. Use a firearm. Squash a cockroach. Save a spider. Lefty loosey righty tighty...


16 posted on 05/02/2014 9:06:18 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: OrangeHoof

Fix a leaky faucet.

Put air in your tires.

Hang a picture.

Good gosh, the list would go into the hundreds for a REAL man!


17 posted on 05/02/2014 9:08:04 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: MNDude

How to hunt, shoot, fish, build, fix, rig, machine, weld/solder, write, lead, follow, protect, grow, store and be faithful.


18 posted on 05/02/2014 9:08:10 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: MNDude
Shooting pretty much comes right after breathing on the list of things to master.

After that, pretty much whatever you do, learn to do it well. Learn also how to maintain your tools and machines.

They last longer that way, and your not beholden to others for taking care of your...stuff.

19 posted on 05/02/2014 9:08:45 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: yarddog

How to build a lean-to in the woods and insulate it with leaves or moss. How to use sweet gum twigs to brush your teeth. How to use bay leaves as toilet paper and how to wad them up and clean your hands with them.


20 posted on 05/02/2014 9:08:47 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: heartwood

Knowing how to be a gentleman should be high on the list. I’m glad you encountered a few of those type of fellows out there.


21 posted on 05/02/2014 9:09:28 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: MNDude

Welding
Rudimentary military tactics such as overlapping fields of fire, how to flank an opponent.
How to grow foodstuffs.
Basic economics (how the world works)
How to start a business.
How to plan a military campaign.
How to steal a kiss.


22 posted on 05/02/2014 9:11:09 PM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: OrangeHoof

How to clean a weapon.


23 posted on 05/02/2014 9:11:19 PM PDT by razorback-bert (Due to the high price of ammo, no warning shot will be fired.)
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To: yarddog

How to sharpen a knife, axe, machete and hatchet. Also know to keep the tools used to sharpen.


24 posted on 05/02/2014 9:11:25 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: MNDude
Not a skill, but every man ought to know that he should buy quality tools, not cheap tools. Don't skimp when it comes to tools.
25 posted on 05/02/2014 9:11:32 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: MNDude

PFL


26 posted on 05/02/2014 9:12:54 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: MNDude

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.”

Robert Heinlein pretty much covers it here. I’d say ‘act alone’ covers the tire thing...

Personally, I’m still working on ‘conn a ship’ and ‘die gallantly’. Haven’t mastered either of those yet. The rest is done.
Kit


27 posted on 05/02/2014 9:13:21 PM PDT by KitJ (Shall not be infringed)
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To: MNDude
The wimpification of America is on display. Males are taught to be females, the females are taught to be males. "They say that what is right is wrong and what is wrong is right; that black is white and white is black; bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter." Isaiah 5:20.
28 posted on 05/02/2014 9:16:13 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: catnipman

I never thought my son paid much attention to when I was doing stuff.

Some gal tweeted about him fixing her closet door using only his leatherman and the metal part from a three-ring binder. He tweeted something like “I guess it’s in my genes”.

I think a lot (most?) of it is believing you can do it. I recall gutting my first deer, alone, using a few pages torn out from an Outdoor Life magazine at the age of 16. (At night with a flashlight).


29 posted on 05/02/2014 9:16:49 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: MNDude

To be willing to march into Hell for a heavenly cause.......


30 posted on 05/02/2014 9:16:59 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Leaning Right

True, and wisdom that was passed to me when I was still a wee lad. Quality tools cost less in the long run.


31 posted on 05/02/2014 9:17:23 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: MNDude

Addendum...

“Ride, shoot straight, and speak the truth”

- adapted from Persia by Jeff Cooper

It doesn’t get much more basic than this. Reading the thread, I’m surprised no one has mentioned shoe shining and taking out the garbage.

Let’s focus, people.
K


32 posted on 05/02/2014 9:18:12 PM PDT by KitJ (Shall not be infringed)
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To: KitJ; Chode; SgtBob

Among all the things listed here so far...

I’ll be the one to say:

Learn FIRST AID!!!

Basic and Advanced.

If You need it the time to learn it is NOT WHEN YOU NEED IT!!!

I could add many more but I gotta try to get some sleep.


33 posted on 05/02/2014 9:20:07 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: Army Air Corps
True, and wisdom that was passed to me when I was still a wee lad. Quality tools cost less in the long run.

Yes. And not only do quality tools cost less in the long run, they lead to much less frustration.

That's something my father tried to teach me when I was young. But when I became a young adult, I tried to save a few bucks, and I learned the hard way that my father was right.

34 posted on 05/02/2014 9:22:28 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: MNDude

When Mrs. Chandler was my child bride, I taught her how to change a tire. She hasn’t had to do so in several decades, but she could if necessary.


35 posted on 05/02/2014 9:22:28 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: buffaloguy
How to start a business.


Even if they never do it.

36 posted on 05/02/2014 9:22:33 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: MNDude

How to put on a raincoat in a very darkened room.


37 posted on 05/02/2014 9:26:02 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: MNDude

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”
— Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love


38 posted on 05/02/2014 9:27:05 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: KitJ
RAH, being rational, seemed to be everything to everybody. Libs loved Stranger in a Strange Land , and were horrified by Starship Troopers.

A Libertarian!

39 posted on 05/02/2014 9:27:33 PM PDT by theneanderthal
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To: MNDude

Male news gatherers and on-camera reporters definitely seem to be an endangered species in the television news industry. And my local newspaper seldom shows a male child or youth person involved in a school activity.


40 posted on 05/02/2014 9:31:35 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: MNDude

Why just men?

The gals need to know how to change tires too, FRiend.


41 posted on 05/02/2014 9:32:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: KitJ

Unfortunately washing hands isn’t on that list. :-0


42 posted on 05/02/2014 9:33:26 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: OrangeHoof

How to make love to a woman-—


43 posted on 05/02/2014 9:35:32 PM PDT by krunkygirl (force multiplier in effect...)
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To: KitJ; The KG9 Kid
Regarding the “pitch manure” listing, I recall reading about the time a reporter went out to Lawrence Welk’s farm to interview the famous bandleader. At that time, Welk was at the height of his popularity.

The reporter was told that Welk could not meet with him because he (Welk) was out back cleaning the stables. Upon reading that, my respect for Welk tripled.

44 posted on 05/02/2014 9:36:38 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: lee martell

Eve noticed how its harder to get dressed in the dark since they stopped putting tags in clothes?


45 posted on 05/02/2014 9:37:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Jagdgewehr

“I won’t be wronged, I won’t be insulted, and I won’t be laid a hand on. I don’t do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.” – The Shootist (1976)
“Well, there are some things a man just can’t run away from.” – Stagecoach (1939)
“Out here a man settles his own problems.” – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
“Don’t apologize—it’s a sign of weakness.” – She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
“Sorry don’t get it done, Dude.” – Rio Bravo (1959)
“Well, son, since you haven’t learned to respect your elders, it’s time you learned to respect your betters.” – Big Jake (1971)


46 posted on 05/02/2014 9:37:21 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Jagdgewehr
Like this guy....
47 posted on 05/02/2014 9:38:30 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: MNDude

Women should know tooo!


48 posted on 05/02/2014 9:38:47 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: mabarker1
100%!!!
49 posted on 05/02/2014 9:39:01 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: lee martell

Pitch a tent and build a good campfire


50 posted on 05/02/2014 9:39:15 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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