Are you man enough?

from Popular Mechanics Magazine we have ......

25 Skills Every Man Should Know: Your Ultimate DIY Guide

It should be noted that many, if not all, these skills should fit into the realm of what a woman can do as well.

You can take the on-line test yourself here

The questions, and Lars' answers..

1. Patch a radiator hose
If I could find the radiator and figure out which hose was leaking I would try to wrap it with electricians tape.

2. Protect your computer

Uhhmm.. does somebody want to hurt it?

3. Rescue a boater who has capsized

I could stand on the shore and yell at him to swim for it.

4. Frame a wall

Oh Yeah, Lars is good at this one!

5. Retouch digital photos

Re-touch? Don't you have to print them out in order to just touch them in the first place/ Otherwise you just get fingerprints on your screen.

6. Back up a trailer

If it's small and not attached to the car I can usually back it up by hand.

7. Build a campfire

I build fires all the time, I do need lots of newspaper and occasionally more than one match, but hey, I can do it.

8. Fix a dead outlet

I can do this one too, electricity makes me nervous though and I put off doing it for as long as possible.

9. Navigate with a map and compass

I can read a map. The compass thing's been a LONG time since I was a boyscout.

10. Use a torque wrench

Don't you need to use some torque with all wrenches?

11. Sharpen a knife

Yeah baby! Your Lars can sharpen knives, chisels, plane blades, scraper blades, lawn mowers etc. , how else do you think he cuts himself so often?

12. Perform CPR

No, but I do know where to find the list of people in the building that have taken the class.

13. Fillet a fish


14. Maneuver a car out of a skid

Hey, I grew up in Montana and Wyoming, I know from slippery roads.

15. Get a car unstuck

See answer above.

16. Back up data

Back out of a date, huh?

17. Paint a room

Can do, I'm a little sloppy and make a big mess though.

18. Mix concrete

Only in small batches, it's a lot of work.

19. Clean a bolt-action rifle

Bolt action? As opposed to what?

20. Change oil and filter

Umm, oh here it is, the mechanics phone number.

21. Hook up an HDTV

Does it come with instructions and a teenager?

22. Bleed brakes

See # 20

23. Paddle a canoe

I can do this one, I just don't like boats so much.

24. Fix a bike flat

If I still had a bike, yeah, you betcha.

25. Extend your wireless network

Is it too short?


Anonymous said...

Brilliant especially your answers *laughs* i think i´ll post that one one, too


Lars said...

Hey Zing, I look forward to seeing your list!