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How to Field Dress and Butcher a Rabbit

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart.  **Disclaimer: This post contains a graphic step-by-step depiction of the skinning, slicing, and disemboweling of a real rabbit. If you’re eating, have always had a soft spot for Thumper, or faint at the sight of dismembered rabbit guts, please skip this post. Seriously. You can […]

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Hydration for the Apocalypse: How to Store Water for Long-Term Emergencies

by Brett & Kate McKay

A big storm and earthquake hits your town. It’s a certifiable quakenado. Your house is spared structural damage, but the power and water are out. According to news reports, the grid is down in your area and several water mains are broken. Conservative estimates are that it will take crews at least a week to […]

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3 Ways to Escape Zip Ties: An Illustrated Guide

by AoM Team

Zip ties are increasingly being used to restrain innocent folks in home invasion and kidnapping scenarios. With a quick Google search, you’ll see a number of situations where suspects used standard zip ties from the local hardware store to restrain their victims. We tried out all of these methods, and they all work. We even […]

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How to Jump Start a Car [VIDEO]

by Brett

Your video guide to jump starting a car. For a quick primer, also check out our illustrated guide. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new videos as soon as they’re posted. If you’re viewing this in your email, click this link to watch the video. Editing by Jordan Crowder

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How to Make a Table from a Whiskey Barrel

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Pete Sveen. It originally appeared on his website, diypete.com.  A while back, a buddy of mine came across a few old whiskey barrels and called to tell me we had to do a project with them. So, we pondered a few ideas and decided to make a […]

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How to Unclog a Toilet Like a Plumber [VIDEO]

by Brett

Your video guide to unclogging the unruliest of clogs in your toilet. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new videos as soon as they’re posted. If you’re viewing this in your email, click this link to watch the video. Editing by Jordan Crowder  

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How to Make a Torch: An Illustrated Guide

by AoM Team

Whether navigating the woods in a survival situation or hunting for treasure deep in the tunnels of an ancient temple, knowing how to make a torch with just a few common supplies is a valuable skill. Need fire and don’t have matches on hand? Read up on how to start a fire. Illustration by Ted Slampyak

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Krav Maga Technique of the Month: Defending a Straight Stab

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from krav maga expert David Kahn’s book Krav Maga Weapon Defenses. Welcome back to another installment of the Krav Maga Technique of the Month. If you haven’t already, please read our Primer on Krav Maga for the basics and background of this highly effective Israeli combat and self-defense system. Also, read our previous installments: Overhand Direct […]

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How to Make a Drinking Glass From a Bottle

by Jeremy Anderberg

I’ve often admired the artwork on beer bottles, liquor bottles, even craft soda bottles. And I’ve often wondered how to capture some of this artwork in a way that doesn’t involve simply collecting the bottles. When I stumbled across a shop in Vegas that sold beer and wine bottle drinking glasses, I knew I found […]

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6 Reasons You Should Own a Survival Bow & Arrow

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This guest post by Creek Stewart first appeared at willowhavenoutdoor.com. I am a big fan of the bow and arrow for a variety of reasons, and I personally think that anyone who has an interest in primitive survival skills or modern urban survival should seriously consider purchasing a good bow and arrow and become […]

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How to Survive Falling Through the Ice: An Illustrated Guide

by AoM Team

If you live in a place where snowy and icy winters are the norm, you know the dangers of falling through the ice. And this guide is especially pertinent for those areas of the country where freezing weather only visits sporadically. When frigid temps descend for a short time upon a location that’s not used […]

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How to Throw a Dynamite Straight Punch: An Illustrated Guide

by Brett

The straight punch (also called the cross) is an effective blow to deal a fighting opponent. John L. Sullivan is on deck today to show you how to deliver this punch with dynamite power. Illustration by Ted Slampyak

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How to Turn a Book Into a Handsome Clock

by Jeremy Anderberg

From pocket watches to grandfather clocks, men have long held a fascination with keeping time in stylish and classic ways. What better way to do so than turning a handsome hardcover book into a working clock? This project is similar to what Brett did a couple years back with turning a hardcover book into a […]

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Watch Out for that Snowbank! How to Recover from 5 Types of Skids

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Wyatt Knox from Team O’Neil Rally School. With winter comes a whole new range of driving hazards — darkness sets in much earlier, wind and snow reduce visibility, and ice makes roads slippery and treacherous. Annually, there are over 100,000 injuries that occur from car accidents on […]

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Finding the Wild in Your Own Backyard: Paddling the Buffalo River + The Ultimate Guide to How to Pick a Kayak

by AoM Team


We’re all born wild. The trick is staying that way. 4Runner remains a rugged beast of a body on frame. The perfect companion for those brave enough to keep it wild. My experience kayaking the Buffalo National River.

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Finding the Wild in Your Own Backyard: Rock Climbing in Jasper, Arkansas

by Brett & Kate McKay


We’re all born wild. The trick is staying that way. 4Runner remains a rugged beast of a body on frame. The perfect companion for those brave enough to keep it wild. My experience finding a rock climbing adventure in my own backyard.

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The Easiest Way to Thread a Needle

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Sebastian Sandersius, a co-founder of Bison Made. Like so many honest moments captured by Norman Rockwell, his depictions of this exasperating task are true to our experience. Whether trying to re-attach a button that has popped off, helping grandma thread her sewing machine, or stitching your own […]

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6 Trees Every Survivalist Should Know

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This guest post by Creek Stewart first appeared at willowhavenoutdoor.com. “Living in the open in this way, and making friends of the trees, the streams, the mountains, and the stars, gives a scout a great deal of confidence and makes him love the natural life around him. To be able to tell the […]

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20 DIY Gifts for Men [Updated for 2013!]

by AoM Team

Buying any of the items from our holiday gift guides will surely make some man’s Christmas. But in my experience, the gifts that mean the most are the ones people make for you. Anyone can open their wallet and plop down cash for a nice present. But knowing someone spent their time crafting something just […]

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