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    25 Skills Every Man Should Know

    List from Popular Mechanics.

    How do you score? Since all of these are things that we all could do, I'm changing it to "have you done it"? Ladies, you're welcome to play too of course

    The List: Have you done...

    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

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    nah...I'll leave this one to ya'll guys...but thanks for the opportunity to play along

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    Popular Mechanics said it was for guys, not me!

    I have stuff left to do it seems. 21/25

    1. Patch a radiator hose
    Haven't. Never had hose blow on a car.

    2. Protect your computer
    Have done. Should do more

    3. Rescue a boater who as capsized
    Haven't.

    4. Frame a wall
    Have done.

    5. Retouch digital photos
    Have done. I'm lousy at it though

    6. Back up a trailer
    Have done. Doubles give me all sorts of trouble though.

    7. Build a campfire
    Have done.

    8. Fix a dead outlet
    Have done.

    9. Navigate with a map and compass
    Have done. Though what man needs a map?

    10. Use a torque wrench
    Have done.

    11. Sharpen a knife
    Have done. Grandpa always told me dull knives are dangerous.

    12. Perform CPR
    Haven't done. Took the course, never done it for real.

    13. Fillet a fish
    Have done. Not my favorite thing.

    14. Maneuver a car out of a skid
    Have done.

    15. Get a car unstuck
    Have done.

    16. Back up data
    Have done. Don't do it enough.

    17. Paint a room
    Have done. Hope to never again.

    18. Mix concrete
    Have done. Beats painting!

    19. Clean a bolt-action rifle
    Haven't done. Don't have one.

    20. Change oil and filter
    Have done. Remind me...damn

    21. Hook up an HDTV
    Have done. Not mine

    22. Bleed brakes
    Have done.

    23. Paddle a canoe
    Have done.

    24. Fix a bike flat
    Have done.

    25. Extend your wireless network
    Have done.

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    I've done all of the above with the exception of #3 and #25. If "recover the body of" can replace "rescue" I've done #3 too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidp24 View Post
    I've done all of the above with the exception of #3. If "recover" can replace "rescue" I've done that one too.
    I've BEEN #3...rule: dont jump outta da boat when the motor kills and you are near a "sill"....

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    The List: Have you done...

    1. Patch a radiator hose
    No, have never had one break
    2. Protect your computer
    Yes, I'm an engineer and I work on computers, it would be blasphemy if I didn't.
    3. Rescue a boater who as capsized
    No, haven't ever been around a capsized boat
    4. Frame a wall
    Yes, my stepfather and I had to get rid of all the pinkness when we first moved into our house-it was unhealthy levels of pink...even the rim.
    5. Retouch digital photos
    Yes, photoshop
    6. Back up a trailer
    Big trucks, never a trailer.
    7. Build a campfire
    Yes. I'm a total pyro, couldn't pass it up.
    8. Fix a dead outlet
    Yes. Easy enough.
    9. Navigate with a map and compass
    Yes. Handy considering I get lost really easy.
    10. Use a torque wrench
    Yes, I'm an engineer, use these all the time.
    11. Sharpen a knife
    Yes, my SD knife and kitchen knives.
    12. Perform CPR
    Yes, but only in class
    13. Fillet a fish
    Yes, my first salmon I ever caught
    14. Maneuver a car out of a skid
    Sort of, I got a motorcycle out of a skid.
    15. Get a car unstuck
    No, haven't ever gotten stuck.
    16. Back up data
    Yes, before doing any major work
    17. Paint a room
    Yes, again rescuing from the pink.
    18. Mix concrete
    No.
    19. Clean a bolt-action rifle
    Yes, two Mosins
    20. Change oil and filter
    Yes, in all my cars
    21. Hook up an HDTV
    Yes but not HDTV
    22. Bleed brakes
    No.
    23. Paddle a canoe
    Yes at camp
    24. Fix a bike flat
    No
    25. Extend your wireless network
    Yes

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    1. Patch a radiator hose: no
    2. Protect your computer: yes
    3. Rescue a boater who as capsized: no
    4. Frame a wall: do what?
    5. Retouch digital photos: yes
    6. Back up a trailer: no
    7. Build a campfire: many years ago, at summer camp
    8. Fix a dead outlet: no
    9. Navigate with a map and compass: yes
    10. Use a torque wrench: I think so
    11. Sharpen a knife: of course
    12. Perform CPR: I'm certified but have never done it
    13. Fillet a fish: of course
    14. Maneuver a car out of a skid: yes
    15. Get a car unstuck: Several times, in snow
    16. Back up data: yes
    17. Paint a room: yes
    18. Mix concrete: no
    19. Clean a bolt-action rifle: no
    20. Change oil and filter: no
    21. Hook up an HDTV: no
    22. Bleed brakes: do what?
    23. Paddle a canoe: yes
    24. Fix a bike flat: yes
    25. Extend your wireless network: no, but I set mine up




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    1. Patch a radiator hose
    More than one
    2. Protect your computer
    More than one
    3. Rescue a boater who as capsized
    Just myself. And only once
    4. Frame a wall
    In the process of
    5. Retouch digital photos
    Yes
    6. Back up a trailer
    Yes, a bunch
    7. Build a campfire
    yes
    8. Fix a dead outlet
    Nope
    9. Navigate with a map and compass
    Yes. But I probably couldn't do it now
    10. Use a torque wrench
    No
    11. Sharpen a knife
    yes and often
    12. Perform CPR
    Yes. Just once
    13. Fillet a fish
    No
    14. Maneuver a car out of a skid
    Yee Haaa
    15. Get a car unstuck
    Right after the above
    16. Back up data
    Yep
    17. Paint a room
    Yep
    18. Mix concrete
    yep
    19. Clean a bolt-action rifle
    Nope
    20. Change oil and filter
    You betcha
    21. Hook up an HDTV
    Can't afford that
    22. Bleed brakes
    Yep
    23. Paddle a canoe
    Yep
    24. Fix a bike flat
    Yep
    25. Extend your wireless network
    Nope

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    All but the computer geeky ones, which real men don't need to know, obviously, as they can always find a nerd to do it for them.
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    Have done them all but #3 unless myself counts!
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    The List: Have you done...

    1. Patch a radiator hose - nope

    2. Protect your computer - yup, backed up a hard drive, resurrected a crashed drive, installed memory, and transferred data to a new 'puter

    3. Rescue a boater who as capsized - nope, but a helped pull a man out of a car he drove intentionally into the bay.

    4. Frame a wall - nope

    5. Retouch digital photos - yup, and published a school yearbook edited on my computer.

    6. Back up a trailer - oh yeah!

    7. Build a campfire - yuppers

    8. Fix a dead outlet - nope, but I've rewired more then one lamp.

    9. Navigate with a map and compass - nope

    10. Use a torque wrench - yup, and a Yankee screwdriver

    11. Sharpen a knife - ayup

    12. Perform CPR - only on a Red Cross dummy

    13. Fillet a fish - caught it first, then I cooked it in butter

    14. Maneuver a car out of a skid - nope

    15. Get a car unstuck - nope

    16. Back up data - yes - answered above in error

    17. Paint a room - many

    18. Mix concrete - no

    19. Clean a bolt-action rifle - nope

    20. Change oil and filter - nope

    21. Hook up an HDTV - what? not until the prices come down!

    22. Bleed brakes - negative

    23. Paddle a canoe - yes, and a kayak

    24. Fix a bike flat - yes

    25. Extend your wireless network - beyond what?
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    The List: Have you done...

    1. Patch a radiator hose
    Yep
    2. Protect your computer
    yep
    3. Rescue a boater who as capsized
    yep
    4. Frame a wall
    yep
    5. Retouch digital photos
    a little
    6. Back up a trailer
    I suck at that.
    7. Build a campfire
    More than I can remember.
    8. Fix a dead outlet
    Haven't had to yet.
    9. Navigate with a map and compass
    Many, many times
    10. Use a torque wrench
    not yet
    11. Sharpen a knife
    Isn't this something everyone does?
    12. Perform CPR
    Know how to, never had to do it for-real, thank goodness.
    13. Fillet a fish
    yep.
    14. Maneuver a car out of a skid
    yep
    15. Get a car unstuck
    yep
    16. Back up data
    yep
    17. Paint a room
    yep
    18. Mix concrete
    yep
    19. Clean a bolt-action rifle
    First .22 was a bolt-action
    20. Change oil and filter
    many times.
    21. Hook up an HDTV
    yep.
    22. Bleed brakes
    yep
    23. Paddle a canoe
    yep
    24. Fix a bike flat
    done that.
    25. Extend your wireless network
    nope

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    20/25

    1. Patch a radiator hose
    No, haven't had one go yet

    2. Protect your computer
    Yes

    3. Rescue a boater who as capsized
    No

    4. Frame a wall
    Yes

    5. Retouch digital photos
    yes

    6. Back up a trailer
    Yep

    7. Build a campfire
    Yes

    8. Fix a dead outlet
    Yes

    9. Navigate with a map and compass
    Yes

    10. Use a torque wrench
    Yes

    11. Sharpen a knife
    yes

    12. Perform CPR.
    Yes

    13. Fillet a fish
    Yes

    14. Maneuver a car out of a skid
    Yes

    15. Get a car unstuck
    Yes

    16. Back up data
    Yes

    17. Paint a room
    Yes

    18. Mix concrete
    Yes

    19. Clean a bolt-action rifle
    yes

    20. Change oil and filter
    Yes

    21. Hook up an HDTV
    No

    22. Bleed brakes
    No

    23. Paddle a canoe
    Yes

    24. Fix a bike flat
    Yes

    25. Extend your wireless network
    No
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    1. Patch a radiator hose
    Yes

    2. Protect your computer
    I have a .45. What else do I need?

    3. Rescue a boater who as capsized
    No, but I know how. Does that count?

    4. Frame a wall
    Yes


    5. Retouch digital photos
    Yes
    6. Back up a trailer
    More times than I can count

    7. Build a campfire
    Yes
    8. Fix a dead outlet
    Not yet

    9. Navigate with a map and compass
    Yes

    10. Use a torque wrench
    Yes

    11. Sharpen a knife
    Yes

    12. Perform CPR
    Yes

    13. Fillet a fish
    Yes

    14. Maneuver a car out of a skid
    I have tons of practice in that!

    15. Get a car unstuck
    Again, tons of practice

    16. Back up data
    Yarp

    17. Paint a room
    Sadly, yes

    18. Mix concrete
    Yes

    19. Clean a bolt-action rifle
    Yes

    20. Change oil and filter
    Yes

    21. Hook up an HDTV
    Someday I'll be able to afford HDTV

    22. Bleed brakes
    Yes

    23. Paddle a canoe
    Yes

    24. Fix a bike flat
    Yes

    25. Extend your wireless network
    Kinda like HDTV, someday I'll be able to afford a lappy.


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    Patch a radiator hose? Yes
    Protect your computer? No
    Rescue a boater who is capsized? No
    Frame a wall? Yes
    Retouch digital photos? Yes
    Backup a trailer? Yes
    Build a campfire? Yes
    Fix a dead outlet? Yes
    Nav with map and compass? Yes
    Use a torque wrench? Yes
    Sharpen a knife? Yes
    Perform CPR? Yes, I'm 1 for 5, LOL
    Fillet a fish? Yes
    Manuever a car out of skid? Yes, what cop hasn't
    Get a car unstuck? Yes
    Back up data? No, what the hell is that
    Paint a room? Yes
    Mix concrete? Yes
    Clean a bolt-action rifle? Yes
    Change oil and filter? Yes
    Hook up HDTV? Yes
    Bleed brakes? Yes
    Paddle a canoe? Yes
    Fix a bike flat? Yes
    Extend your wireless network? Yes
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    1. Patch a radiator hose - Yes
    2. Protect your computer - Yes Many times
    3. Rescue a boater who as capsized - Yes many times & pulled floaters
    4. Frame a wall - Yes built 12' X 24' shed in back yard
    5. Retouch digital photos - Yes
    6. Back up a trailer - Yes Many times
    7. Build a campfire - Yes too many times
    8. Fix a dead outlet - Yes and wireed shed in #4 with 220
    9. Navigate with a map and compass - Yes on land and water
    10. Use a torque wrench - Yes bout 100 times
    11. Sharpen a knife - Yes Numerous
    12. Perform CPR - yes in the back of a code 3 ambulance
    13. Fillet a fish - Yes too many
    14. Maneuver a car out of a skid - yes lots
    15. Get a car unstuck - Yes
    16. Back up data - Yes
    17. Paint a room - Yes Many
    18. Mix concrete - Yes
    19. Clean a bolt-action rifle - yes & pump, & lever action, & semi- Auto, & fully Auto & Break action
    20. Change oil and filter - Yes Many
    21. Hook up an HDTV - Yes 3 weeks ago
    22. Bleed brakes - Yes many
    23. Paddle a canoe - Yes and lifeboat
    24. Fix a bike flat - Yes about 5 times
    25. Extend your wireless network No What wireless network
    Last edited by armsmaster270; 10-22-07 at 02:59 AM. Reason: add Total


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    All of the above except #3 unless pulling someone out of the lake that wasn't in a boat counts.
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    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

    Now they got that crap in pink on the list, but what about "surviving on your own in the woods for more than 24 hours" or "eating an animal you've killed"? Real manly shit!

    This country is getting more and more wussier. What's next on the list, "play dodgeball"?
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