June 2011

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Adventures with Fido: How to Camp with Your Dog

by Darren Bush

This post is part of a series brought to you by RAM. For more information about RAM Series trucks visit us at: http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/guts_and_glory/. What’s this?
The companionship of a dog can be one of the most rewarding experiences for a wilderness traveler. But like anything, the key to a successful trip is preparation, and then more preparation. There are many more considerations in your pre-wilderness trip prep work when taking a dog, and failure in one of them can create drama.

Here’s how to camp with Fido

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Be Clutch, Don’t Choke: How to Thrive in High Pressure Situations (Part I)

by Brett & Kate McKay

The score is tied up. Only a second is left on the clock. A state championship is on the line. You step up to the foul line, dribble the ball a few times, take a deep breath, and then–swish–sink the foul shot that wins the game. That’s clutch. Your co-worker has been preparing a pitch […]

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10 Awesome 4th of July Traditions

by Brett & Kate McKay

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If you’re looking for inspiration in creating an Independence Day to remember, below I share how we do the Fourth of July in the McKay family, and the traditions–past and present–that make this holiday memorable for me.

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The 5 Switches of Manliness: Nature

by Brett

In this Switches of Manliness series, we’ve been talking about those unique parts of a man’s psyche that have fallen into disuse in the modern world and need to be reactivated. But there’s likely some overlap between the needs of men and the needs of women; for example, primitive women used to be quite physical […]

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Manvotional: The Know-It-All State of Mind

by Brett & Kate McKay

From “New Mexico,” 1928 By DH Lawrence Superficially, the world has become small and known. Poor little globe of earth, the tourists trot round you as easily as they trot round the Bois or round Central Park. There is no mystery left, we’ve been there, we’ve seen it, we know all about it. We’ve done […]

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So You Want My Job: Brewmaster

by Brett & Kate McKay

Once again we return to our So You Want My Job series, in which we interview men who are employed in desirable jobs and ask them about the reality of their work and for advice on how men can live their dream. Beer. Many men enjoy it as a tasty beverage. But have you ever […]

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Grilling Basics: Building a Better Burger

by Matt Moore

Armed with a spatula in one hand and a cold beer in the other, there’s no better way to celebrate summer than by hosting a cookout with friends.  Whether on a beach in sunny California or at a backyard BBQ in North Carolina, I love entertaining around a fully loaded grill.  There’s just something primal […]

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5 Steps to Upgrading Your Business Casual Clothing

by Antonio

This series is supported by Gillette. Learn more about Gillette and its products at Gillette.com. What’s this?

This article outlines five guidelines that can take your business casual look from bland and unimaginative corporate-drone to smart and sharp go-getter. Whether you are managing a diner or selling commercial space in a retail center–you want others to view you as competent and trustworthy.

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A Man’s Guide to Pregnancy: Getting Ready for the Baby Bomb

by Brett & Kate McKay

A baby will drop into your life like a bomb released from a B-52. All you can do is batten down the hatches and prepare for his or her arrival the best you can. Here are a few ways to get ready for the arrival of the stork, and by stork I mean baby grenade […]

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The 5 Switches of Manliness: Provide

by Brett

“A man should be a good provider.” We’ve all heard this phrase before; it remains common even in our modern society. When someone says that a man should be a good provider, what they invariably mean is that he should have a good job that earns a steady income, one which enables him to provide […]

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Manvotional: A Son’s Regret

by Brett & Kate McKay

“Dr. Johnson and His Father” From 30 More Famous Stories Retold, 1905 By James Baldwin SCENE FIRST It is in a little bookshop in the city of Lichfield, England. The floor has just been swept and the shutter taken down from the one small window. The hour is early, and customers have not yet begun […]

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12 Best Movies About Fatherhood

by Brett & Kate McKay

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Father-themed flicks are guaranteed to make us laugh, get misty-eyed, and feel a little introspective about our own dads, and if we have kids ourselves, how we measure up as fathers. Here are 12 of the best.

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How to Write Your Congressman

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Harry R. Burger. Mr. Burger wrote his first letter to his congressman over ten years ago, and once had his state assemblyman recognize him by name from the back of a crowd. Politics is a time honored manly pursuit. If a man doesn’t stand up for his […]

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How to Plan a (Successful) Canoe Trip

by Darren Bush

This post is part of a series brought to you by RAM. For more information about RAM Series trucks visit us at: http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/guts_and_glory/. What’s this?
What man has not sat at his desk, surrounded by the walls of his cubicle, and closed his eyes to imagine gliding through the water of a clear river, surrounded on both sides by emerald forests or vibrant fall foliage?

But it needn’t remain a mere fantasy. Canoe tripping is not only romantic, it’s also a very practical way to camp. Here’s how to do it.

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How to Remember a Person’s Name (And What to Do When You Can’t)

by Brett & Kate McKay

You’re at a business convention chatting with a colleague, when up walks a man, the head of some major department, a guy you know you’ve met before. “Hey there, Sam!” he says as he shakes your hand. Then he waits for you to introduce him to your colleague. The only problem? You cannot for the […]

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Tru-isms from Dad: The Char-Broil Quantum Infrared Grill Giveaway

by Brett & Kate McKay

Maybe your dad is like mine. He’s never been much for sitting me down for a formal meeting in order to dispense fatherly advice. Instead, he dishes it out in bits and pieces whenever the moment is right. I’ve racked up a catalog of these little tru-isms my dad has shared with me over the […]

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Think Before You Ink: A Man’s Guide to Getting a Tattoo

by Chris

“Show me a man with a tattoo and I’ll show you a man with an interesting past.” -Jack London Tattoos. Few art forms have such a long history, and even fewer evoke such a broad spectrum of opinions. Revered by some as a sign of honor or distinction, by others as an outward expression of […]

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The 5 Switches of Manliness: Legacy

by Brett

We started the last post in this series with a surprising fact–that only about 33% of our ancestors were male. We’ll begin this post the same way: When the Titanic sunk, the survival rate for the rich, first class men (34%), was lower than that for the poor, third-class women (46%). Most people know that the Titanic had […]

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How to Transform Your Garage Into a Barbershop

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Australian AoM reader, Aaron Round, who built a barbershop in his garage and shared the results with us. Thanks a lot Aaron–I tip my hat to your imagination and initiative! So you want to be a barber? But you don’t have enough scratch to pay for barbering […]

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