skills men must knowLooks like Popular Mechanics just came out with a "25 Skills Every Man Should Know" list.

Frankly, for a list geared specifically to men, looks like either some females or desk-jockey IT guys threw in their two-cents. Sure computer stuff is good to know (specially knowing enough to back-up your stuff), but I just can't see any of those "skills" even making it into the top 100. IMO, computer stuff is cross-gender -- doesn't skew male or female so it shouldn't even be here.

That said, here's Popular Mechanics "How-to" list followed by; skills I feel should be added, and skills that should be removed.

25 Skills Every Man Should Know

  1. Patch a radiator hose
  2. Protect your computer
  3. Rescue a boater who as capsized
  4. Frame a wall
  5. Retouch digital photos
  6. Back up a trailer
  7. Build a campfire
  8. Fix a dead outlet
  9. Navigate with a map and compass
  10. Use a torque wrench
  11. Sharpen a knife
  12. Perform CPR
  13. Fillet a fish
  14. Maneuver a car out of a skid
  15. Get a car unstuck
  16. Back up data
  17. Paint a room
  18. Mix concrete
  19. Clean a bolt-action rifle
  20. Change oil and filter
  21. Hook up an HDTV
  22. Bleed brakes
  23. Paddle a canoe
  24. Fix a bike flat
  25. Extend your wireless network

Skills that should be added. How-to...

  1. Change a flat tire
  2. Jump-start a car
  3. Tie a tie
  4. Wash Clothes
  5. Tie at least five different knots
  6. Build a lean-to
  7. Suture a wound
  8. Stop arterial bleeding
  9. Drive a stick shift (manual transmission)
  10. Navigate by the stars
  11. Identify poisonous snakes
  12. Trap small prey
  13. Identify edible wild plants
  14. Signal using Morse Code
  15. Order a bottle of wine (good to know and chicks dig a guy who knows his grapes)

What should be deleted. How-to...

  • 2. Protect your computer
  • 5. Retouch digital photos
  • 16. Back up data
  • 17. Paint a room
  • 25. Extend your wireless network

What are your thoughts on this? Toss out your add/subtract items and let's see if we can't get this man skills to 100.

Reader Additions

  • Tell a joke. Not some silly one everyone has heard, a real “story joke” that’s really damn funny
  • Tell at least one campfire "scary" story and as well have a really good poem memorized like "When You Are Old" by William Butler Yeats
  • Know how to throw a punch
  • Choose a good wine without seeming pretentious
  • Deliver a eulogy with substance that will leave everyone with a tear in their eye and a slightly crooked smile on their faces

Survival Knives

If you can't find what you're looking for, click on any item to see more options.




RARE GERBER BEAR GRYLLS FIXED BLADE SURVIVAL HUNTING KNIFE FULL TANG FISHING
RARE GERBER BEAR GRYLLS FIXED BLADE SURVIVAL HUNTING KNIFE FULL TANG FISHING $21.99
Time Remaining: 7h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $21.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Gerber LMF II Survival Fixed Blade Partially Serrated Knife BLACK NEW
Gerber LMF II Survival Fixed Blade Partially Serrated Knife BLACK NEW $68.99
Time Remaining: 3d 22h 45m
Buy It Now for only: $68.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Whetstone Anchored Eagle Survival Knife with Sheath 10 inch SS Blade
Whetstone Anchored Eagle Survival Knife with Sheath 10 inch SS Blade $24.99
Time Remaining: 15d 17h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $24.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
SCHRADE MARINES OKC3S Tactical Survival Bowie BAYONET Knife BROWN w Sheath NEW
SCHRADE MARINES OKC3S Tactical Survival Bowie BAYONET Knife BROWN w Sheath NEW $30.00
Time Remaining: 5d 7h 32m

Add to watch list

Survival Knife w Sheath Gear BUDK Tactical Survival Collection XL49 2004
Survival Knife w Sheath  Gear BUDK Tactical Survival Collection XL49 2004 $25.00
Time Remaining: 1d 20h 12m

Add to watch list



Like this? Check out: ,