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1 Flannel Shirt, 7 Halloween Costumes

by Jeremy Anderberg

My dad owns one red flannel shirt, and when I was in high school, he started a tradition of wearing it on Halloween every year. You may be asking why he wears the same costume every Halloween, but you’d be asking the wrong question. What you should be asking is how one red flannel shirt […]

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How to Walk Like a Ninja: An Illustrated Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

With Halloween just around the corner, there’s no better time to learn how to walk silently through the night like a ninja. It’s an incredibly useful skill, allowing you not only to stealthily assassinate your archenemy, but also steal cookies from coworkers, check to see if toddlers are still sleeping without waking them, or sneak […]

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How to Make a Rope Swing and Fly Like Tarzan: An Illustrated Guide

by Jeremy Anderberg

Summer is swiftly coming to an end. One of the ways to enjoy the last of the warm weather weekends is to take an afternoon by the lake or river and make a rope swing. Safety is paramount, and close behind is gaining maximum height and velocity. We show you how to do both. See […]

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How to Whistle With Your Fingers [VIDEO]

by Brett

Have you ever wanted to know how to give a commanding whistle with your fingers? Today I’ll walk you through the “secrets” to mastering this fun skill. If you want more info, check out our illustrated article on the subject. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to get new videos as soon as they’re posted.  

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How to Skip a Stone: An Illustrated Guide

by Brett & Kate McKay

Skipping a stone is a fun way to wile away the time on a camping trip or picnic. It’s something every uncle and dad should know how to teach and pass on to the kiddos. If you never learned how, here’s your tutorial. Illustration by Ted Slampyak

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How to Tear a Phone Book in Half

by Brett

Like most people, I’ve long stopped using the phone book to look up phone numbers and use Google instead. But like most people, I still get a giant phone book delivered to my door every single year. I typically just toss it into the recycling bin as soon as I get it, but this year […]

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How to Whistle With Your Fingers

by Brett & Kate McKay

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to know how to give a commanding whistle with my fingers in my mouth. You know. The kind you see people give in old movies when they’re hailing a taxi or trying to get the peanut guy’s attention at the ballpark. It just seemed like a cool […]

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How to Shovel Snow Like a Man

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Simon Grey. Those of you in the perennially freezing parts of the US will know this information as well as the back of your hand, but I thought this would be a fun primer for those who got surprisingly dumped upon by this week’s big storm. Tulsa […]

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How to Build the Best Snowman in the Neighborhood

by Brett & Kate McKay

Unless you grew up in Fiji, you probably already know the basics of snowman building. Here we’ll share the secrets to building a bigger, better, faster, stronger snowman. Okay, maybe not faster; Frosty’s still not going anywhere. But these tips can help you or your kids create the best snowman in the neighborhood.


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How to Build an Impenetrable Snow Fort

by Brett & Kate McKay

While trees, mailboxes, and other objects can work as makeshift cover, nothing can protect you from a snow missile onslaught like a well-built snow fort.

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How to Make the Perfect Snowball

by Brett & Kate McKay
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As a kid, the first snow of the year meant one thing: snowball fights. With the winter weather setting in, I thought it would be fun to review the finer points of snowball making so I’m ready for that first snowball fight of the season.

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How to Start a Cozy Fireplace Fire

by Brett & Kate McKay
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If you’ve never started a fire in a fireplace (and no, those automatic electric fireplace don’t count), then this guide is for you.

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How to Wrestle an Alligator

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Ty Karnitz. Imagine this situation—you take a break from your exploration of cannibal-infested, uncharted jungle to set up camp along the river when your female traveling companion informs you she’s off to bathe in the river. She leaves you to set camp and start the fire. And […]

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Amaze Your Friends: 5 Props For Beginners That Will Make You a Great Magician (And They Each Cost Less Than $10!)

by A Manly Guest Contributor

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from magician Peter Sharpe which originally appeared in the Art of Manliness Community. Share After recently joining this site and reading the post on 45 Manly Hobbies, I was pleased to see that magic was included in the list. I have been performing magic since the age of […]

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How to Make a Bed You Can Bounce a Quarter Off Of

by Brett & Kate McKay

Share It’s a scene familiar to any fan of war movies: old sarge is pacing the new recruits’ barracks, heels clicking on the floor, his eyes bulging as he inspects the soldiers’ bunks.  Tension fills the air; the men break out in a sweat. He checks to make sure each man’s uniform is just right, […]

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How to Exit a Room Like a Man

by Brett & Kate McKay

You’re at a party. Maybe someone made you go, cornered you at work or school and you couldn’t think of an excuse fast enough to dodge the invitation. Or perhaps you showed up to a social event that held the promise of being a fun shindig, but after listening for 20 minutes to a lady explain the pros and cons of buying an Accord over a Camry and being forced into a conga line against your will, all you want to do is make like a baby and head out.

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How to Be a Hobo

by Brett & Kate McKay

Source: Life Am I the only boy who secretly dreamed of  becoming a hobo? Riding the rails, traveling across the country, and carrying everything you own on your back has a romance that appeals to every man’s desire to wander. In a 1937 issue of Esquiremagazine, an anonymous writer penned an article called “The Bum […]

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The Christmas Tree Crib Sheet: How To Pick, Set up, and Care For Your Tree

by Brett

If a man’s job on Thanksgiving is to carve the turkey, his main Christmas responsibility is the selecting and setting up of the tree. The undisputed symbol of the holiday season, the Christmas tree is the centerpiece of one’s holiday decorations, the focus to which the eye is drawn and people gather. A handsome, large, […]

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8 Ways To Scare The Heck Out of Kids This Halloween

by Brett & Kate McKay

Halloween is this Friday and soon little goblins and ghouls will be wandering about, looting you neighborhood of its sugary booty. Just because you’re too old to go door to door, doesn’t mean your Halloween fun needs to end. While the time for treats may be over, the time for tricks has just begun. Scaring […]

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