25 Things Every Man Should Know How To Do

Posted by on November 8, 2011

Its quite sad really. For centuries “man-knowledge” was held in the highest esteem, guarded by an elite group knowledge guarders who ensured that men everywhere had easy access to the latest philosophies of manhood, or something like that. Ok, that might sound a bit Dan Brownish but it gets the point across. Modern man has lost his way in a maze of knowledge, not really sure how to tell what information is critical and what is unecessary. So, we are here to help. This is a list of 25 things every man should know how to do:


Build a fire

Hands down the manliest thing you will ever do in your life. Just remember…tinder, kindling, fuel.


Chop down a tree

The key here is to have an escape path. As soon as the tree starts to fall…use it.


Jumpstart a car

Of all the skills on our list, this is the one that you will be tested on most often. 2 cables, red=positive, don’t forget to ground.


Parallel park

Once you go for it…commit. The key is to never give up, at least if you want to be able to show your face in that part of town ever again.


Change oil

Granted, although this will probably only save you 5 dollars, man points are priceless! Just make sure you don’t bleed the transmission fluid.


Escape a sinking car

Although you many never actually find yourself in a situation requiring this skill, every time you cross a bridge you can enlighten your passengers as to what to do in case of structural failure…while simultaneously increasing your manliness.


Read an electric meter

Possibly the most confusing thing you will ever do in your life. It may just be best to see # 1.


Break up a fight

This is a sure-fire way to fill your tank of manliness. Not only are you standing in the middle of harms way, you are a responsible and mature adult. In spite of your flawless character, however, the nature of the situation leads us to our next point…



While this doesn’t mean signing up for karate lessons, any man worth his salt should be able to defend himself. And because you count yourself in that number it would probably behoove you to know…



Although it seems to always be changing, the key is to push hard and fast. And no matter what…don’t stop. Not surprisingly this leads us into our next skill…


Remove blood from fabric

You are a man and therefore well acquainted with the affinity blood has for your clothing. Just remember, no hot water!


Heimlich maneuver

Real men save others from impending doom, which involves opening obstructed airways. Just hug them from behind and squeeze the life into them.


Tie a tie

Just like tying your shoes makes you a human, tying your tie makes you a man.


Change a flat

Loosen bolts, jack car, remove bolts, remove tire, attach new tire, reattach bolts, lower car, tighten bolts, claim man points.


Point north

You should never not know where you are. A real man could find his way to the north pole blindfolded.