10 Basic Skills Every Man Must Posses
You’re born without them, spend a lifetime acquiring them, and check them at the door on your way out. Brains and charm are fine, but a real guy needs to know how to do real stuff. Here, a collection of objects no man should be without. How many do you have? Learn to be perfect!
10. Military & Outdoor Know-How
Okay you like it or not but if you are flabby, you are not going to be get liked by the majority so you better know how to drop and give the perfect push up. A man should know the basic skills of every major sport, football, basketball, soccer, baseball, hockey, and various forms of non athletic games such as poker, pool, and fishing. Attention to detail and knowledge of a game are vital. Remember you are her knight in shining armor so you should know how a knight to act in the modern society, practically it means you should be aware of how to run rapid in a canoe, hang food in the wild, skipper a boat, shoot straight, tackle steep drops on a mountain bike, escape a rip current, navigate with a map and compass and at least shine shoes.
9. Primitive Skills
The seemingly primitive skills are often overlooked but you never know when all of sudden you need them. Lighting a fire is only half the battle, the way you build a fire – that is, how you arrange the wood – can affect how long the fire will last and the amount of heat it’ll give off during that time. If you can’t survive in wilderness, you are of no use! So a man must also know how to build a shelter and find portable water in the wild, besides building fire.
8. Deal with automotives
Every guy would have been in a situation like a date with a beautiful girl and all of a sudden your car stops or may be when you reach back to your car after a romantic date, you realize you have forgotten the keys inside the car and then she looks at you with those innocent wide eyes assuming you know how to fix it. Surprise ladies, we are not all mechanics. However, after we face this tragedy, we shall realize that a guy must know how to jump start a car. Worth-mentioning here is that a man should know to deal a blow out, a punctured tire, drive in snow, conquer an off-road obstacle, maneuver the car out of a skid and better would be to know checking trouble codes, waxing it and replacing fan belts and so on and so forth.
7. Surviving Extremes
I might not be believing in 2012 end but many do! And many who don’t can’t deny the extremes one can face anytime, may be the next moment earth jolts and makes your luxury an extreme. Don’t take it too hard but yes it’s a fact so a real man should not deny it either since you might be living on a Dante’s peak or awaiting a cyclone, at least learn to survive extremes of temperature, since Darwin claim that nature protects those who are fittest seems to be true. Good for you and people associated to you shall be if you are good enough to survive a tornado and a flood. A little courage is all what we need but lack, never hesitate to rescue a boater who has capsized because one day you might have to escape a sinking car.
In the world of fast moving, you have no time to leave your computer at the repair shop to get it fixed. So the first thing you should know is how to protect your computer, not from your partner or kids but you must know fixing it. You can backup before hand. Installing a graphics card and calibrating HDTV settings should be a piece of cake for you. Know to take a perfect portrait and retouching digital photos, knowing to make a home video would be great.
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5. Cooking and Kitchen Chores
Wives cooking for you and waiting at home are now times of yore. They have to go office like you, they are as busy as you so either you’d have to share the work or if you are single you have to be dependent on yourself, remember your mom will one day stop leaving cute notes on the food she left for you in fridge. Buying outdoor food for daily basis is I would say stupidity since you’ll be prone to Diabetes always so you better cook yourself and if you are married and she works then don’t be authoritative to be a man, you’ll have to share the chores with her equally and honestly hunting or relying on barbecue only neither brings you even close to a cook nor you can live healthy with it.
4. Teach your Kids (if you have)
Okay so mommy might not be there always, so before moving on to teaching the kids, you should teach yourself how to change diapers and clean poos and poops. Now when your child is growing up, it’s the daddy’s responsibility to cast a line but be sure to lend them a hand and teach them the rough stuff like how to change a tire, throw a spiral, fly a stunt kite, drive a stick shift, parallel park, tie a bowline or necktie and to ride a bike so that you can be a good daddy.
3. Good Conversation and Making Out
A good conversation is a skill. An ideal form of communication is an art that many men don’t possess. For a successful conversation, the partners must achieve a workable balance of contributions, which a man has to allow and not to dominate. He should know the interests of others to pick up a mutually interesting topic. A man should know how to do this and keep a handful of humor and in-jokes, he should also be aware of the most current affairs. And remember its the good conversation that matters the most in making a relation successful and yes making out and making love skills do matter when you have to make up a permanent bond.
2. Deal Emergency and First Aid
Now this could mean life or death. We shall not state this with restraint about the possible significance of this skill. You should know how to perform a hand’s only-CPR, reverse hypothermia and perform the Heimlich. Dressing wounds and contusions are a must know. You never know when the weird things can happen, it would be really good for you and others if you knew the basics to treat frostbite, a burn, help a seizure victim, treat a snakebite and remove a tick. Not only this skill would make you the hero but it will keep everyone around you safer.
1. Master Key Workshop Tools for Indoor Fixing Things
With our lives becoming more driven by technology, blue-collar labor has been replaced with more white-collar employment, and teenagers are becoming better at programming Web sites than swinging hammers. But a man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with a WD-40, a vice grip and a roll of duct tape as said by Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino. Calling a professional would cause you a many bucks not only when you are starting your home but every now and then since most household problems, from grating doors to leaky faucets, can be fixed easily by anyone with a clue. Grab and learn some basic workshop tools so that you can patch a radiator hose, paint n’ frame a wall, fix a faucet cartridge or a windowpane, shovel the right way, change a single-pole switch and sharpen a knife. Fixing things by yourself will save you a lot of greens and be more satisfying than calling in a professional.
And by the way, here we shall include ironing and folding a shirt and sewing a button to a shirt, reading an electric meter and growing food at your backyard are essentials. Don’t get too scared with all this since these are basics to start an independent living unless you are rich born. Be a real man and start paddling canoes to get ready to move the heavy stuff!