September 2012

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So You Want My Job: Luthier (Guitar Maker)

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. Many men dream of being a craftsman of some sort – ditching the […]

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The Stylish Man’s Guide to Concealed Carry

by Antonio

How to arrange good-looking clothing around the decidedly non-standard bulge of a handgun is a topic worth looking at. It’s something that a whole range of men need to think about: police detectives, security guards, entrepreneurs in dangerous countries, and even your average American civilian who prefers to be armed. “Concealed carry” exists for a […]

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Fitness for New Fathers: How to Avoid Being a Fat Dad

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Jon Finkel. It was the immortal Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School who said, “You gotta look out for number one… But don’t step in number two!” Yes, Dangerfield’s character in the movie was known for armpit farting and doing the esteemed Triple Lindy dive, but he […]

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Pass the Pot Roast: Your Sunday Supper Meal Plan

by Matt Moore

These days, it’s rare for me to spend a weekend at home in Nashville. Between the demands of work, relationships, and other opportunities, it seems my time is spent on the road more often than not. Many of you share my pain of hitting the deck at 11 p.m. on a Sunday evening just as […]

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Of Men and Nicknames

by Brett & Kate McKay

Back in high school, my close male friends called me “Mama McKay.” It started out as a way to poke fun at my tendency to make sure everyone was taken care of and for being the guy who’d say “Fellas, maybe we shouldn’t be doing this,” whenever we were about to take part in some […]

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Manvotional: The Power of Purpose

by Brett & Kate McKay

From Talks to Young Men, 1897 By Charles Henry Parkhurst When calculating the prospects of a young man, and the likelihood of his being able to go through life without being taken off his feet, I always want to know whether he stands for anything in particular. A written sentence may be mere words or […]

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How to Remove a Fish Hook from Your Finger: An Illustrated Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

Note: The String Yank Technique can’t be performed on parts of the body that aren’t attached (e.g., earlobe, nostril). If the hook is stuck in your eye, don’t even try to remove it yourself! Go to the emergency room immediately. Illustration by Ted Slampyak

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The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: September 21, 2012

by Brett & Kate McKay

The winner of last week’s giveaway was: Andrew Aldrich from Memphis, Tennessee. Andrew selected the Vermont 4 tent from Lightspeed. He was hoping to get one to take his new wife camping, and they’re already planning their trip. Have fun you two! My Picks This Week Once again this week Huckberry’s got a line-up of […]

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How to Make a Handsome and Handy Wooden Bottle Opener

by A Manly Guest Contributor

This is a guest post by Ethan Hagan from One Project Closer. You can make a bottle opener out of just about anything. I’ve seen lighters, rings, shell casings, hats, sandals, and I’m sure you can add to the list. All those openers probably work just fine. However, making your own bottle opener is a […]

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The Woodsman Workout

by Brett

this content series is in partnership with smartwater. smartwater, live a life well hydrated. Click here to learn more.What’s this?A simple workout that you can do out in the woods with nothing but your body weight, a log, and a maul.

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The Art of Dadliness: How to Get Your Kids to Do Their Chores (And Why It’s So Important They Do Them)

by Brett & Kate McKay

Every dad wants his children to grow up to be responsible, contributing members of society. But before they head out on their own and make their mark on the world, our kids need to learn how to be responsible, contributing members of the family household. Household chores are training exercises for real life. Chores not […]

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The Weekly Huckberry Giveaway: September 14, 2012

by Brett & Kate McKay

The winner of the last giveaway (2 weeks ago) was: John L. Micek from Harrisburg, PA. John selected the Tellason Jeans ($198) available in the Huckberry General Store. John recently lost 38 pounds and was looking to update his wardrobe for his new slimmer self. Way to go John! My Picks This Week This week I’ve […]

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Lessons Learned from Longfellow’s Blacksmith

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness. With last Monday being Labor Day, the unofficial end of Summer, I want to talk to you about determination, iron will, and hard work: lessons that I’ve learned from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “The Village Blacksmith.” My aim is to inspire you to […]

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Vintage Business Motivational Posters from the 1920s & 1930s

by Brett & Kate McKay

Today’s business motivational posters — symbolized most prominently by “Sucessories” — are the butt of many a joke. But back in your grandpa’s day, they were an art form. Not only that, but motivational posters from the first few decades of the 20th century provide a window into America’s changing idea of manhood. During the […]

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Outfitted & Equipped: Fall Cider & Donut Picnic Date

by Brett & Kate McKay

This post is brought to you by Levi’s®. Explore the collection at Levi.comWhat’s this? What to wear and bring for a relaxing fall date.

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Heading Out on Your Own: 31 Life Skills in 31 Days — Series Wrap-Up

by Brett & Kate McKay

Happy September first! Yesterday we completed the series we ran every day last month: Heading Out on Your Own: 31 Basic Life Skills in 31 Days. The goal of the series was simple: to help young men heading out on their own for the first time learn some of the very basic life skills they […]

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