Manly LifeHacks – ManHacks

The original meaning of “hack” as a verb (to cut with rough or heavy blows) goes right back to the primordial roots of manhood and survival. Let’s go all the way back to the first man – we will call him Adam – and as the story goes, he has just committed THE original sin and … Read more

ManHacks: Makeshift Bottle Bobber

Not too long ago, I was out fishing. After a while, I thought it would be really nice to rig up a bobber and just sit back for a bit. In that instant, I realized that I did not have a bobber. Immediately, I tried to solve this problem. If I could just rig up … Read more

ManHacks: Steak Doneness Guide

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It seems everyone knows how they want their steak. The only problem is, I can’t guarantee that it’ll turn out that way when I’m in charge of the BBQ. If you’re like me, you seem to end up at two extremes: too rare, or too well done. More often than not, erring on the side of … Read more

ManHacks: Lighting a Rapid Fire

The manly art of knowing how to start a good fire is viewed by many as an essential skill to have in one’s back pocket. It goes without saying that there are not as many ways to light a good fire as there are ways to fail at lighting one. The process of gathering wood, positioning it with … Read more

ManHacks: Staple Welding Plastic

With today’s cars, a “fender bender” no longer holds true to its name. Add freezing temperatures to the mix, and plastic bumpers and fenders seem to shatter on impact. I speak from experience (due to Canadian winter roads) that even the slightest contact of your vehicle with anything else can result in what looks like … Read more