June 2011

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How to Cook in the Great Outdoors: A Primer on Dutch and Reflector Ovens

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?
There are essentially two ways to bake in the great outdoors: reflecting heat from a campfire into a reflector, creating an oven, and trapping heat in a cast-iron dutch oven by applying heat in the form of coals directly to the surface of the oven. Both have advantages and disadvantages and today we’ll give you a primer on each method.

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Check Out the Manvotionals Book Trailer!

by Brett & Kate McKay

Nowadays, authors sometimes create “book trailers,” which are just like movie trailers, but, well, for books. They’re designed to help get the word out about the book, get people excited, and give people a head’s up about what’s coming. So we created a book trailer for our new book that’s coming out in the fall: […]

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The Ins and Outs of Opening a Door for a Woman

by Brett & Kate McKay

Readers email us surprisingly often with questions about opening doors for women. AoM readers are interested in being gentlemen and obviously understand the basics of this traditional act of chivalry: when you get to a door before a lady, you should open it for her. But they wonder about scenarios where the set-up isn’t as […]

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Dressing Taller: 10 Tips for Short Men

by Antonio
This series is supported by Gillette. Learn more about Gillette and its products at Gillette.com.

While there isn’t much short men can do, short of gruesomely lengthening your bones, to physically increase your height, there are ways to appear taller. Key in this is the way you dress and present yourself, and today we’ll share ten tips on how you can use style to enhance your stature, and perhaps more importantly, your confidence.

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Fun with a Pocket Knife: How to Play Mumbley Peg

by Brett & Kate McKay

Every man should carry a pocketknife. It’s handy for cutting open packages, severing twine, and, of course, eating an apple like a bad ass. But it can also be a source of instant, anywhere entertainment. Because it’s all you need to play the game of mumbley peg. Never heard of the game? Don’t worry. Today we’ll […]

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The 5 Switches of Manliness: Challenge

by Brett

This is the second post in our series on the five switches of manliness. The five switches of manliness are the power switches that are connected to our primal man and deeply ingrained and embedded in the male psyche. When they’re turned off, we feel restless, angry, and apathetic. When they’re turned on, we feel […]

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Manvotional: Facing the Mistakes of Life

by Brett & Kate McKay

Facing the Mistakes of Life From The Crown of Individuality, 1909 By William George Jordan There are only two classes of people who never make mistakes—they are the dead and the unborn. Mistakes are the inevitable accompaniment of the greatest gift given to man—individual freedom of action. If he were only a pawn in the […]

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Learning to Ride Your First Motorcycle

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Michael Reid. So you’ve already read up on how to buy your first motorcycle.  What about learning to ride it? If you’re like most men, you may be thinking, “How hard can it be? I’ve had that two-wheeled thing down since, what, age 6?” But a motorcycle […]

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So You Want My Job: Olympic Hopeful

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. Daah daah duh don don don da. That was the Olympic “fanfare and […]

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