100 Skills Every Man Should Know

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  1. Principessa

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    100 Skills Every Man Should Know: 2008's Ultimate DIY List

    By The Editors of Popular Mechanics
    Published on: September 8, 2008

    Automotive

    1. Handle a blowout
    2. Drive in snow
    3. Check trouble codes
    4. Replace fan belt
    5. Wax a car
    6. Conquer an off-road obstacle
    7. Use a stick welder
    8. Hitch up a trailer
    9. Jump start a car

    Handling Emergencies

    10. Perform the Heimlich
    11. Reverse hypothermia
    12. Perform hands-only CPR
    13. Escape a sinking car

    Home

    14. Carve a turkey
    15. Use a sewing machine
    16. Put out a fire
    17. Home brew beer
    18. Remove bloodstains from fabric
    19. Move heavy stuff
    20. Grow food
    21. Read an electric meter
    22. Shovel the right way
    23. Solder wire
    24. Tape drywall
    25. Split firewood
    26. Replace a faucet washer
    27. Mix concrete
    28. Paint a straight line
    29. Use a French knife
    30. Prune bushes and small trees
    31. Iron a shirt
    32. Fix a toilet tank flapper
    33. Change a single-pole switch
    34. Fell a tree
    35. Replace a broken windowpane
    36. Set up a ladder, safely
    37. Fix a faucet cartridge
    38. Sweat copper tubing
    39. Change a diaper
    40. Grill with charcoal
    41. Sew a button on a shirt
    42. Fold a flag

    Medical Myths

    43. Treat frostbite
    44. Treat a burn
    45. Help a seizure victim
    46. Treat a snakebite
    47. Remove a tick

    Military Know-How

    48. Shine shoes
    49. Make a drum-tight bed
    50. Drop and give the perfect pushup

    Outdoors

    51. Run rapids in a canoe
    52. Hang food in the wild
    53. Skipper a boat
    54. Shoot straight
    55. Tackle steep drops on a mountain bike
    56. Escape a rip current

    Primitive Skills

    57. Build a fire in the wilderness
    58. Build a shelter
    59. Find potable water

    Surviving Extremes

    60. Floods
    61. Tornados
    62. Cold
    63. Heat
    64. Lightning

    Teach Your Kids

    65. Cast a line
    66. Lend a hand
    67. Change a tire
    68. Throw a spiral
    69. Fly a stunt kite
    70. Drive a stick shift
    71. Parallel park
    72. Tie a bowline
    73. Tie a necktie
    74. Whittle
    75. Ride a bike

    Technology

    76. Install a graphics card
    77. Take the perfect portrait
    78. Calibrate HDTV settings
    79. Shoot a home movie
    80. Ditch your hard drive

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    Some things on this list are geographically specific. I wouldn't expect a lifelong resident of southern Florida or California to know how to drive in snow.

    Don't get me wrong, I do love a man who can fix things. :smile: There is just something about watching a man at work when he really knows what he is doing. :wink:

    However, I also respect a man who knows how to open the yellow pages and call a plumber or electrician rather than trying to fix it himself and further screwing things up.
     
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    hmm....and the point is?

    "Expectations of others lead to few satisfactions."
     
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    I was able to take the quiz (after I turned off the pop up blocker). At the end I saw a score and "congratulations you clearly are a PM..." at which point some cover screen closed over the top preventing me from reading the rest.

    (Hey would a PM man be pissed at not being able to read the results?). As the test stated some of these things are knowable only locally. I've never split wood and we don't have much call for "snow tires" in these parts. I missed the lightning question because I figured any home owner with common sense would have all of his plumbing grounded (code here in these parts).

    No guy can do much of the stuff on that list. Automotively I don't check trouble codes. That's what Auto Zone is for. Nor use welders of any sort. Used to change my own clutch, water pump, brakes and such but too lazy for all of that now. Other can'ts:

    12, 17, 20, 29 (french knife?? - will a switchblade do??), 37, 43, 46, 49, (can't do none of that "outdoor" or "primitive" shit), survived a flood? hell yeah - got the frak out!
     
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    There were only 13 on the list my guy couldn't do. :cool:
     
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    7) I have no desire to weld.

    39) I have done it, but gagged. Perhaps it's easier with your own child/loved one?

    55) Was not too good at this, though my Dentist appreciated the additional income.

    (that's less than 13 ; ^)

    That's about it.

    WWG?
     
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    Sexual skills were conspicuously absent from that list. :rolleyes:
     
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    Cooking is important. And being a conscientious and aware individual too.
     
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    Where is the list of 100 for every woman to know how to do? I bet it includes change a tire, and put gas in their car.

    I've changed so many dirty diapers over the years. It prepared me for all the crap posted on here. :tongue:
     
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    I know how to do a few thing I I changer the tention pulley and arm on car this afternoon and trying to get the belt around some of them pulleys whew. and living in the great state of WI I handle the snow pretty damn good
     
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    Ugh. My attention span is too short to read all of this.

    I just want someone to cum on my face! (Is that so wrong?)
    DP
     
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    If a woman knows the right man she doesn't need to know all the things on this list. :tongue:

    :rofl: Is that the only thing you are good for Jovial? :lmao:
     
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    Is there anything else i should Know? LOL:tongue:
     
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    You have to know how to prepare a traditional charcuterie platter for Thanksgiving. And you gotta pay $2,000 US dollars for one of my special LPSG chainmail T-Shirts. If you don't have that in cash, I take 24KT gold briquets standard. :wink::biggrin1:
     
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    #1 - I am smart enough to not build in a flood plain
    #2 - I would leave in plenty of time and not ride it out because I am not a moron!
    #3 - I know how to change a tire, thank you very much.
     
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    Ok I'm good with everything except:
    TROUBLE CODES ?
    STICK WELDER...WHAT?
    HOME BREW BEER...WHY BOTHER?
    CHANGE A SINGLE POLE SWITCH?
    SWEAT COPPER TUBING?
    Now let's think about 100 things that everyone should know how to do!
     
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    I got all but seven. To make up for it... I can Clean a dear, I know what plants in my region are safe to eat, hang cabniets, and use industrial power equipment. I have more, but you dont care to read it all trust me. :wink:
     
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    I just realised that I'm automotively challenged.
     
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