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Old 09-23-2007, 04:04 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Grimm
Taken from Popular Mechanics

1. Patch a radiator hose - "The Handy Man'* Secret Weapon"
2. Protect your computer - Norton Anit Virus With Firewall
3. Rescue a boater who has capsized - Give me a way to get out to him
4. Frame a wall - Some 2x4'* and some 16'*
5. Retouch digital photos - PhotoShop
6. Back up a trailer - A gained skill in the military
7. Build a campfire - Got Gas?
8. Fix a dead outlet - Check the breaker
9. Navigate with a map and compass - Another gained skill in the military
10. Use a torque wrench - Ever rebuild a motor?
11. Sharpen a knife - Not the best at it, but I can
12. Perform CPR - I'm certified
13. Fillet a fish - From Michigan
14. Maneuver a car out of a skid - Lived in MI and AK Icy parking lots FTW
15. Get a car unstuck - The portable winch they sell at Wally World for $50 with 2000lb pull
16. Back up data - My job in the military
17. Paint a room - Please
18. Mix concrete - See above
19. Clean a bolt-action rifle - Yes
20. Change oil and filter - I have pictures
21. Hook up an HDTV - I have never done this, but everything is color coded IIRC
22. Bleed brakes - I have stories about my 88 3/4 4x4 Suburban
23. Paddle a canoe - From Mi
24. Fix a bike flat - A can of Fix-A-Flat is the shiz
25. Extend your wireless network
Bigger Antenna or get a repeater
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1. Patch a radiator hose---They mean in an emergency. You wrap it with a t-shirt, then tighten the shirt with a stick until it doesn't leak anymore. Haven't had to do it.
2. Protect your computer---Nobody has stolen my computer, so I guess I'm good.
3. Rescue a boater who has capsized---Does it count if they had a canoe? And they were me?
4. Frame a wall---I can.
5. Retouch digital photos---With the help window permanently, probably.
6. Back up a trailer---Easy.
7. Build a campfire---Easy=2 gallons of gas. Hard=Les Stroud style.
8. Fix a dead outlet---Did it today actually.
9. Navigate with a map and compass---I know the principles, but I haven't used them.
10. Use a torque wrench---Um, to hammer on the end of the breaker bar for more leverage?
11. Sharpen a knife---Most people don't know it, but get a REAL sharp edge on a knife you strop it on leather. Leather is just skin. So yes, I have TECHNICALLY sharpened a knife a few times.
12. Perform CPR---Not yet, but I did help deliver a baby.
13. Fillet a fish---Go to McDonalds?
14. Maneuver a car out of a skid---Quite often.
15. Get a car unstuck---BTDT.
16. Back up data---Not as often as I should.
17. Paint a room---Helped the parents way back when.
18. Mix concrete---When I was a kid, helped Dad build a foundation for our porch.
19. Clean a bolt-action rifle---Oh yeah, I support the little squares of cloth in a plastic bag industry....
20. Change oil and filter---Should be doing this right now.
21. Hook up an HDTV---Don't have one yet, but it'll be easy.
22. Bleed brakes---Probably should be doing this next, but I can't find my Mason jar.
23. Paddle a canoe---See #3.
24. Fix a bike flat---I haven't rode a bike since I was 16. And all of my bike "incidents" weren't anything that could be fixed without welding....
25. Extend your wireless networ---Not yet.
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'Bout the only way I can back up a trailer is to unhitch it and push it into place by hand.
- Works fer me
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