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Old 09-21-2007, 10:45 AM   #1
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Default 25 Skills Every Man Should Know

Taken from Popular Mechanics

1. Patch a radiator hose
2. Protect your computer
3. Rescue a boater who has 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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I am good on everything except CPR and wireless network
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1. Patch a radiator hose-No, but I would patch it anyway, I'd replace it
2. Protect your computer-Yes
3. Rescue a boater who has capsized-I hope I could
4. Frame a wall-Yes
5. Retouch digital photos-Simple things
6. Back up a trailer-Yes, but never have so it might take a while
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-Not really, though I know the concept
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-Quickcrete, but not from scratch
19. Clean a bolt-action rifle-Nope
20. Change oil and filter-Yes
21. Hook up an HDTV-No, but it can't be difficult
22. Bleed brakes-Yes
23. Paddle a canoe-Yes
24. Fix a bike flat-Yes
25. Extend your wireless network-Nope, but like #21 it can't be hard
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Give me an instruction manual and the tools. I'll make it happen.
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1. Patch a radiator hose actually don't know how to do that
2. Protect your computer - Yup
3. Rescue a boater who has capsized - I'm sure i could figure it out :P
4. Frame a wall - Yup
5. Retouch digital photos - Yup
6. Back up a trailer - I'm Workin on it
7. Build a campfire - Boyscouts
8. Fix a dead outlet - Probably could figure it out
9. Navigate with a map and compass - Boyscouts again
10. Use a torque wrench - Yup
11. Sharpen a knife - Yes
12. Perform CPR - Yup
13. Fillet a fish - nope and never will - fish =
14. Maneuver a car out of a skid - Yup
15. Get a car unstuck - Yup (goin muddin on the weekends helps :P )
16. Back up data - Yup
17. Paint a room - Yup
18. Mix concrete - Yup
19. Clean a bolt-action rifle - Yea
20. Change oil and filter - Yup
21. Hook up an HDTV - Yup
22. Bleed brakes - I'm gettin there
23. Paddle a canoe - Yes
24. Fix a bike flat - yup
25. Extend your wireless network - Yup
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Hmmm...lets see:

1. Patch a radiator hose -- I suppose I could if I had to, never had to yet.
2. Protect your computer -- I'm a network admin...so...no I can't I'm stupid.
3. Rescue a boater who has capsized - Sure why not.
4. Frame a wall -- Never did it...probably not.
5. Retouch digital photos -- Screw that I don't care.
6. Back up a trailer -- LOL...no I'd run you over.
7. Build a campfire -- Hell yes, WITH GAS!
8. Fix a dead outlet -- I used to stick metal objects in them as a kid, so you tell me.
9. Navigate with a map and compass -- Yes.
10. Use a torque wrench -- Yes.
11. Sharpen a knife -- Yes.
12. Perform CPR -- I tend to kill living things that need saving.
13. Fillet a fish -- I eat sushi, so why touch perfectly fine seafood.
14. Maneuver a car out of a skid -- Don't ever ask me that again.
15. Get a car unstuck -- Damnit bad memories please STOP!
16. Back up data -- Yes.
17. Paint a room -- Sure.
18. Mix concrete -- Doubt that would end well.
19. Clean a bolt-action rifle -- Did you know there are automatic rifles in 2007?
20. Change oil and filter -- Yes.
21. Hook up an HDTV -- Yes.
22. Bleed brakes -- Have yet to do.
23. Paddle a canoe -- Yes.
24. Fix a bike flat -- I dunno.
25. Extend your wireless network -- Why would I let others use my internet? But yes.
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i'm pretty good here.. done most of em too, well not resque a boater or perform CPR. those are things i hope i never have to do but good skills to know.
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1. Patch a radiator hose -- I'm not a redneck. I'd buy it new.
2. Protect your computer -- With my life
3. Rescue a boater who has capsized - I could
4. Frame a wall -- I've done a few
5. Retouch digital photos -- You know it!
6. Back up a trailer -- Never have, but I bet I could do it fairly easily
7. Build a campfire -- With one match
8. Fix a dead outlet -- Not experienced with most electrical problems
9. Navigate with a map and compass -- Yes
10. Use a torque wrench -- YES! (shut up Bill)
11. Sharpen a knife -- Yes
12. Perform CPR -- Mouth-to-mouth? Yes I could
13. Fillet a fish -- probably
14. Maneuver a car out of a skid -- RIP DrugRunner
15. Get a car unstuck -- 2 hours up a 200 ft hill in 8" of snow on crappy tires
16. Back up data -- Of course
17. Paint a room -- I've done an entire house inside and out and then some.
18. Mix concrete -- I can read directions
19. Clean a bolt-action rifle -- You clean it, I'll shoot it
20. Change oil and filter -- Without jacking up the car
21. Hook up an HDTV -- Yes
22. Bleed brakes -- They bled by themselves on my 94. but yes
23. Paddle a canoe -- Yes
24. Fix a bike flat -- Yes
25. Extend your wireless network -- Sure
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I'm good on everything excep 5, 21, and 25. But I have done everything on the list except 12.
The ones I mentioned above, I had serious difficulties with, but muddled through with help and instructions.
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1. Patch a radiator hose -- buy it new. duct tape is not for everything.
2. Protect your computer -- bah. ill just reformat the HDD if i need to. i dont do anything online that could compromise my identity.
3. Rescue a boater who has capsized - if i needed to, i could.
4. Frame a wall -- a few under my belt.
5. Retouch digital photos -- its not rocket surgery or nuthin.
6. Back up a trailer -- easy as cake.
7. Build a campfire -- easy, but frustrating if its not working.
8. Fix a dead outlet -- did five of them just two weeks ago. worst wired house ive ever seen, i offered to pull the room apart and rewire it completely, then drywall it. he declined, but my god, i would never let any of my work look as bad as that house did.
9. Navigate with a map and compass -- not difficult.
10. Use a torque wrench -- sadly, never had the occasion to.
11. Sharpen a knife -- yup. i collect knives and swords.
12. Perform CPR -- could if i needed to, but with america today . . . id probably get sued for sexual harrassment.
13. Fillet a fish -- im at a loss. couldnt do it. never had the occasion to.
14. Maneuver a car out of a skid -- sadly, ive had to do this. i feel like i managed it quite well.
15. Get a car unstuck -- had to do this too, i got stuck trying to give someone a jump when it was below freezing at about midnight.
16. Back up data -- as needed.
17. Paint a room -- did my grandmothers house last year.
18. Mix concrete -- never done it, but im positive i can if i need to. in fact, im hoping i need to sometime soon.
19. Clean a bolt-action rifle -- show me how, ill do it.
20. Change oil and filter -- pshaa.
21. Hook up an HDTV -- just did last weekend. i need to put pics up.
22. Bleed brakes -- did last year for the first time.
23. Paddle a canoe -- not rocket surgery.
24. Fix a bike flat -- did that about two months ago. also oiled the chain and adjusted my brakes. my bike is how i get to class 3 days a week -- i cant afford to have it unhappy.
25. Extend your wireless network -- easy breezy beautiful.
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