Skip to comments.100 Skills Every Man Should Know
Posted on 11/16/2009 11:19:58 AM PST by Vigilanteman
1 | Handle a blowout
Instead of hitting the brakes, maintain your speed, says Eric Espinosa, executive director of the Maryland-based National Institute of Vehicle Dynamics. Sudden changes of speed can compromise what structural integrity the tire may still have. Steer gently for the same reason. With things fully under control, slow gradually and pull over to the shoulder.
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I wonder what your average Librard scores on this list? BO specifically?
Where’s the one hand over the shoulder boulder holder release?
“How to Vote” had better be on there....
Cut off the old belt with a knife. Inspect for possible causes of failure, such as misaligned pulleys, rubber buildup in the grooves or a worn-out tensioner spring. If everything checks out, install the new belt by unloading the idler pulley and slipping it into place. (Check the owners manual; the belt routing can be complex.)
4a. Learn that you should figure out the route of the belt before cutting off the old one because the belt's routing can be complex.
I looked through the first 1/2 of ‘em. I’m at about 90% - 95%. In fact, I bet I have done 25 of the first 50 at least once in the last six months. And as for the Heimlich maneuver (#10 I think) — I’d be happy to practice that one (on her) even if she wasn’t choking.
A great compilation.
Between my Dad (RIP), scouts, and working in a “gas station” as a teen I think I picked up most of them by voting age.
4b. Buy a car with a good little sticker or dataplate diagram in the engine compartment that shows the belt path. When doing routine maintenance, ensure that it remains clean and legible.
“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.” R.A.Heinlein
Here’s one not on the list:
Handle a blowout... of the FRONT tire on a motorcycle traveling at 125 mph.
That one’s easy, pray. ;-p
Yeah, I have about 60-70 of those under my belt....some libs might do okay, while others might not have a clue and need the government to help them.
76%. Not bad, remaining is doable.
Great list, I have some to work on. I never ran rapids or touched a sewing machine.
I think driving on snow should be drive on snow/ice as the latter is a whole other ballgame, especially down here when you can get a half-inch of ice on the roads but never see snow.
90. But we all knew I’d score high.
RE: #80 - Ditch your hard drive.
“Drilling” holes in it is for “city folk”.
Where I live, we put holes in our old computer equipment the old fashioned way... with a large caliber single action revolver.
do NOT hit front brake
Initially let friction slow you down
Pray to God
look for places to crash that will do a minimum of damage
I didn’t see chopping arougala on there, so I’d guess he’s screwed.
Talking to him I never realized the dynamics involved in a stone wall. There is more to a stone wall than one rock piled on another.
Well, yes, that’s the #1 thing, but there is also:
2) Maintain throttle setting (HEY! I said MAINTAIN throttle setting - you’re panicking and rollijng off it even as I write this, aren’t you?).
3) Shift your weight as FAR to the rear of the bike as possible while still being able to reach the controls (Further, further, further - I know you’re arms will stretch more than THAT).
4) Slowly (NO! SLOWER than that) begin easing off the throttle while making sure your weight remains as far to the rear of the bike as possible.
5) During all of the above, Keep On Praying!
It worked for me, at any rate...
Have handled a rear blow-out, not a slow leak down, on my Harley while only doing 65mph. That was hairy. A front blowout at 125mph sounds like a lot of pain.
All of these are common knowledge that every man should know. I never understand why a man has to call another man to fix something for him.
This is wrong. The back cut should be above the notch cut. Like this.
# 101 Learn to throw a baseball like a guy
Here is the correct way.
That's what we do at our office and it has never come back to bite us.
You are 100% correct. Good catch.
Glad to hear you’re still with us after that. I’ll bet you almost needed a change of pants.
The throttle one is especially important as the sudden deceleration will dump you. I almost found out the hard way when I developed a high speed wobble (once).
Weight shifting is important on any two wheeled conveyance. I do that a lot on my mountain bike.
Blowout (complete carcass failure)?
or flat (zero air pressure)?
If it was simply flat, at that speed the tire would be self supporting under its own centrifugal force. I wouldnt worry about crashing. Most motorcycle tires have a load index higher than neccesary. They will support themselves. Although squishy, they will roll. I have driven miles on flat tires, carefully, wobbly.....
Now if your talking about the tire coming apart, well yeah, you’re dead.
I have a colleague who keeps a little row of decommissioned hard drives on his desk. Each has a hole in it. When asked, and he inevitably is, he announces that it's one for every caliber of rifle he owns. Liberals recoil in horror. Conservatives say, "What, only eight?"
I posted a message at the site. I hope they correct it before someone gets crushed by a tree kicking back off the stump.
Sorry, any list like this that does not include knowing how to swim and how to safely handle a firearm is not very credible. I believe these are two very important things that any person should learn.
Not on the list:
Sharpen a knife
field dress small or large game
replace wiper blades
treat a bee sting
treat poison ivy, oak, sumac
navigate with a map and compass
swim 100 yards
And as a plug for the cub scouts / boy scouts, the vast majority of these skill and many others are taught to the boys.
Wax a car???? Life is too short. I just pay an extra buck for the spray stuff during my semi-annual car wash, or trade the dirty sucker in. ;~))
92, what did I win?
Seducing a woman should be #1.
I know 78 of those. Stunt Kite?? WTH? Steep drops on a Mountain bike? Riptide? There’s no riptide, steep drops, or boats big enough for a captain out har on the high plains.
Next to der schtopemfrumfloppin. sd
I was thinking the same thing. Only I was going to say the hard drive would be target practice.
One of the most overused words in American English is aswsome. That was awesome. sd
That’s #2. Getting them to seduce you is #1.
Find Ya a good man(usually found in church) and you will never have to worry.
Is grammar on the list?