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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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To: MNDude

I just shared a lot of this with my Trail Life USA troop last week. A few things men must do.


151 posted on 05/03/2014 8:58:21 AM PDT by cyclotic (America's premier outdoor adventure association for boys-traillifeusa.com)
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To: OrangeHoof

Step right up-—lol


152 posted on 05/03/2014 9:00:58 AM PDT by krunkygirl (force multiplier in effect...)
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To: krunkygirl
"How to make love to a woman-—"

A thousand Freeper guys read that and just said: "She's not talking about ME..."

153 posted on 05/03/2014 9:12:55 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Conservative4Ever
Every man should know how to pick a good wife and keep her happy. Every man should know how to be a good father and provider. Every man should know how to identify traitors and fraudulent politicians.
154 posted on 05/03/2014 9:23:50 AM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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To: dandiegirl

I guess my previous answer was too obtuse. So I say one valuable skill a man needs to know is how to correctly use a Trojan in a pitch dark room.


155 posted on 05/03/2014 10:51:00 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: Zeppo
Tie a bowline?

An inside bowline, an outside bowline,
running bowline, French, Spanish, and bowline on the bight.

I know some tricks for using half an upset or a full upset to form the entire bend rapidly, and without using those "tricks" can otherwise tie the bend facing away from me or towards me, and either way if I was hanging upside down.

But none of those are the full meaning of tie a bowline, for that has been lost to square-rigger days.

It also meant to rig square rig sails to function [enough] as fore-and-aft rig to go to weather, at least enough to claw one's way off a lee shore or otherwise make headway towards a destination, provided one could find a clear run without be blocked by protruding headlands.


16th century vessel sailing on a bowline.

That's the trouble with guys like Obama. Politically, all they can do and all they want to do is sail "progressively" with the prevailing downwind easy tack which is taking us to the hard of lee shores.

Once I was in Ireland a'digging turf and taties.
Way, haul away, we'll haul away for Rosie, Oh.
But now I'm on a Yankee ship a'hauling on the braces.
Way haul away, we'll haul away Joe.
    Way haul away, we'll haul for better weather.
    Way haul away, we'll haul away Joe.
    Way haul away, we'll haul away together.
    Way haul away, we'll haul away Joe.
You call yerself a second mate, an' cannot tie a bowline;
Way, haul away, we'll haul away for Rosie, Oh.
You cannot even stand up straight when the packet she's a rollin'.
Way haul away, we'll haul away Joe.

156 posted on 05/03/2014 11:51:05 AM PDT by BlueDragon (The Democrats think they are deck officers and our betters, but they cannae tie a bowline)
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To: peeps36

Excellent suggestions.


157 posted on 05/03/2014 11:53:39 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: MNDude

1.Don’t forget nothing.
2.Have your musket clean as a whistle, hatchet scoured, sixty rounds powder and ball, and be ready to march at a minute’s warning.
3.When you’re on the march, act the way you would if you was sneaking up on a deer. See the enemy first.
4.Tell the truth about what you see and what you do. There is an army depending on us for correct information. You can lie all you please when you tell other folks about the Rangers, but don’t never lie to a Ranger or officer.
5.Don’t never take a chance you don’t have to.
6.When we’re on the march we march single file, far enough apart so one shot can’t go through two men.
7.If we strike swamps, or soft ground, we spread out abreast, so it’s hard to track us.
8.When we march, we keep moving till dark, so as to give the enemy the least possible chance at us.
9.When we camp, half the party stays awake while the other half sleeps.
10.If we take prisoners, we keep ‘em separate till we have had time to examine them, so they can’t cook up a story between ‘em.
11.Don’t ever march home the same way. Take a different route so you won’t be ambushed.
12.No matter whether we travel in big parties or little ones, each party has to keep a scout 20 yards ahead, 20 yards on each flank, and 20 yards in the rear so the main body can’t be surprised and wiped out.
13.Every night you’ll be told where to meet if surrounded by a superior force.
14.Don’t sit down to eat without posting sentries.
15.Don’t sleep beyond dawn. Dawn’s when the French and Indians attack.
16.Don’t cross a river by a regular ford.
17.If somebody’s trailing you, make a circle, come back onto your own tracks, and ambush the folks that aim to ambush you.
18.Don’t stand up when the enemy’s coming against you. Kneel down, lie down, hide behind a tree.
19.Let the enemy come till he’s almost close enough to touch, then let him have it and jump out and finish him up with your hatchet.
20.Don’t use your musket if you can kill ‘em with your hatchet.


158 posted on 05/03/2014 12:01:56 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
“Don’t apologize—it’s a sign of weakness.” – She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

Doesn't have the same impact when delivered by Greg Kinnear in Little Miss Sunshine.

159 posted on 05/03/2014 2:48:31 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: FreedomPoster
When my son was a H.S. sophomore (more than a dozen years ago now) two other parents and I taught a Saturday class on roadside safety and basic auto maintenance.

My best friend in HS bought a VW bug. First thing his dad did was tell him to change the oil and flush the radiator.

160 posted on 05/03/2014 2:53:18 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: JoeProBono

161 posted on 05/03/2014 4:05:16 PM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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To: V K Lee
Any kind....Unbleached

No sifter Sherlock :)

[I found this old tin sifter in a tag sale today. ;)]

162 posted on 05/03/2014 4:14:06 PM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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To: buffaloguy
How to plan a military campaign.

At what level? I deal with high ranking military personnel every week that have no idea how to plan for operations AND support and time phase the required elements.

163 posted on 05/03/2014 4:14:29 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (The bill was the subject of a truly awe-inspiring tsunami of poorly informed indignation. Rich Lowry)
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To: Alas Babylon!
A chainsaw, too. Nothing says American like raw carbon-belching power! Knowing how to use a chainsaw without dropping a tree on yourself or a house is always a good skill. Sharpening, tightening and resetting the chain is also part of this.

Or this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bzd8WtVJVfc

164 posted on 05/03/2014 4:21:07 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: MNDude

The skills of coping and impulse control. A guy can change a tire, shoot a gun, build a mansion of duct tape, or whatever, but if he has no control over his temper, he’s not a real man. (IMHO)


165 posted on 05/03/2014 4:22:53 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Conservative4Ever
balance a checkbook

What's a checkbook?

166 posted on 05/03/2014 4:25:21 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Simple skills for a simple man to have a simple life.


167 posted on 05/03/2014 5:17:06 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

Small


168 posted on 05/03/2014 8:11:37 PM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: gundog

Really good idea on A. B might have been difficult unless you’re a lot younger than I expect (New Beetle).


169 posted on 05/04/2014 1:46:10 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Daffynition


170 posted on 05/04/2014 2:40:45 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: OrangeHoof

How to stop bleeding.
How to read a map.
How to treat a lady.


171 posted on 05/04/2014 5:33:07 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: MNDude

How do you change a flat? Call Triple-A!


172 posted on 05/04/2014 11:21:04 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JoeProBono

173 posted on 05/04/2014 3:07:56 PM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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