March 2011

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First Look: The Cover of Manvotionals: Timeless Wisdom and Advice on Living the 7 Manly Virtues

by Brett & Kate McKay

Our publisher recently finished designing the cover for our next book: Manvotionals: Timeless Wisdom and Advice on Living the 7 Manly Virtues. While authors don’t get a ton of say in the design of a book cover, we couldn’t happier with how it turned out and we really wanted to share it with you. It’s […]

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5 Items to Snap You Out of Your Digital Writing Routine

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Writing with pen (or pencil) and paper can really keep your mind sharp and your ideas fresh. But with our computers and phones so handy, it’s hard to snap out of the digital writing routine. So here are 5 things that can help inspire you to step away from the keyboard and take some time each day to write by hand.

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How to Make a Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Emergency Evacuation Survival Kit

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor. The term ‘Bugging Out’ refers to the decision to abandon your home due to an unexpected emergency situation–whether a natural disaster or one caused by man.   A ‘Bug Out Bag’ is a pre-prepared survival kit designed to sustain you through the […]

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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait: The Power and Pleasure of Delayed Gratification

by Brett & Kate McKay

While I was a fat kid in middle school who couldn’t even do a single pull-up, since college my weight has been decidedly average; I am neither particularly ripped nor overweight. But my weight does fluctuate ten pounds up or down depending on how well I’m eating and working out. After our recent run through […]

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Manvotional: He Done His Damdest

by Brett & Kate McKay

  He Done His Damdest By E. Bell Guthrey I ask that when my spirit quits this shell of mortal clay And o’er the trail across the range pursues its silent way, That no imposing marble shaft may mark the spot where rest The tailings of the bard who sang the praises of the West. […]

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The Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #35: Ernest Hemingway’s Guns

by Brett

Welcome back to another edition of the Art of Manliness podcast. In this week’s episode we talk to Silvio Calabi, co-author of the book Hemingway’s Guns: The Sporting Arms of Ernest Hemingway. We discuss Ernest Hemingway’s favorite firearms, how his love for guns influenced his writing, and what Papa’s favorite hunts were. We also discuss […]

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The Basics of Art: The Romantic Period

by Brett & Kate McKay

This is Part III in a series designed to give readers a primer on the simple basics of some of the major periods of Western art in the hopes of giving you something to say on your next date to the museum and a deeper appreciation for art in general. The Basics of Romantic Art […]

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Hero Training: The Chase Down a Purse Snatcher Workout

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Chad Howse. Awhile back, Chad did an awesome series for us on the basics of boxing. Today he’s starting a new fantastic series on hero training. Every other week, Chad will give Art of Manliness readers a workout based on building the strength and fitness needed to […]

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Have You Checked Out the Art of Manliness Trunk Yet?

by Brett & Kate McKay

Several months ago, we started a side blog to the main Art of Manliness site. It’s called The Art of Manliness Trunk. We use The Trunk to post interesting things we find on the internet–cool pictures, links to thought-provoking or inspiring articles that are related to manliness, and stuff about gear. It’s also where we […]

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A Man’s Guide to Boots and Shoes

by Antonio

Over 70 years ago, archeologist Luther Cressman discovered perhaps the world’s oldest footwear in Central Oregon.  The sandals were dated to be 10,000 years old, and from the pictures I’ve seen, were made with intricate weaves that indicated they were not only functional, but also stylish in design.  From our tribal days to modern times, […]

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How to Fell a Tree

by Brett & Kate McKay

A few years ago, AoM reader Will shared his tips on how to split firewood. Great advice, but where do you get those small logs to split in the first place? You can buy logs, but a man heads into the forest to get them at their source. It’s a manly job that requires you […]

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