100 Skills Every Man Should Know. . .

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  1. Canajun

    Canajun Guide Bushclass I

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    I stumbled across this while looking online for stationary (yes, good old fashioned stationary). It's very tongue-in-cheek, of course (at least, I think it is), but made me think a bit. Glad to see they actually have some bushcraft skills in there. I think I pretty much have most of them down (a function of age, perhaps), as I'm sure most folk on here would. The ones I'm certainly not so good at are: 20, 51, 58, 76, and 90. Doesn't mean I can't do them; it just means I'm not very good. It would be interesting to rearrange the list to prioritize strengths from top to bottom, then rearrange again to prioritize likes from top to bottom and see where the common ground is. For instance, I wonder how many people are engaged in occupations they are good at, but don't particularly like?

    100 Skills Every Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness
     
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  2. Gerald_G

    Gerald_G Scout Bushclass I

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    Not so good at 5, 7, 58, 68, 79, or 90 . Have not practiced 54 in some time. Also need to work on 69.
     
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    Tor Helge Scout Bushclass I

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    Hmm.

    5. There are no snakes in 150 kilometers radius. And then they are so scarce you should be Lucky to encounter one.
    7. See above.
    17. Never, ever read a poem. Think I have some work to do in that Department.
    20. Football. Throwing?!
    36. I`m married.
    42. I`m Norwegian. We don`t do small talk.
    54. Woha..not a good idea. See number 36. above.
    58. Haven`t played in 30 years.
    62. Where on Earth would I find a boat without a motor?
    68. What is wrong With plain whisky?
    70. For the sake of the audience, I better not.
    80. I don`t play With my Food.
    96. While I have done it. I better not do it. If caught it Wold be a hefty fine, and probably a lost drivers licence.

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    At nigh 67, I no longer lift weights or throw footballs,,, otherwise I've got things covered I think,,,
     
  5. Canajun

    Canajun Guide Bushclass I

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    36 I'm particularly good at. Have never let my Mrs touch my uniform (or other clothes for that matter) and I usually do hers for her (I stop short of producing razor creases for her as she apparently doesn't appreciate them!).
     
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    must be for north american men. throwing a spiral doesn't mean much anywhere else. i've done 'em all except survive a bear attack. i'd just as soon miss that one ...
     
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    tennecedar Supporter Supporter Bushclass I

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    Survive a bear attack... Never hope to, but I know the fundamentals of what to do and self rescue if possible. The rest is just daily life really. I think I've performed all of those in the past year or so. I even ask my wife for a date now and then. Flowers, candy the whole bit.
     
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    Yep, No. 7 should really read "Avoid a bear attack". Many of us have no doubt had "encounters" with bears, but I've I've ever been attacked and wouldn't go out of my to experience it. Being "bear smart" is the key for me. I like to hunt them and I like to ea them. That's about as close to them as I want to get.
     

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