Of Dogs and Men: Raising a dog can train you to be a better man
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Of Dogs and Men: Raising a dog can train you to be a better man

by Mike Yarbrough March 02, 2018

Dogs have been helping men in the  pursuit of manly living  since time immemorial. No other animal has worked as faithfully for so long in a myriad of capacities across uncounted landscapes like the dog. Raising them teaches us a lot about life and ourselves.

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Wolf & Iron Podcast #006: Ben Hewitt on Living Off the Land, Unschooling, Writing & More
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Wolf & Iron Podcast #006: Ben Hewitt on Living Off the Land, Unschooling, Writing & More

by Mike Yarbrough June 06, 2016

I came across Ben Hewitt a few years ago. He’s a man living much of the way many men desire to live: by the sweat of his brow, on his own land, raising and growing food, educating his children as he sees best, and seeing how his hard work directly contributes to the ...

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Letting the Iron Teach You: Using Fitness to Become a Better Man
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Letting the Iron Teach You: Using Fitness to Become a Better Man

by Mike Yarbrough March 30, 2016

Ering Weinbrenner explains to us this week how the iron can teach you how to become a better man if you let fitness become a part of your life.

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Strength Training as “Practice” Instead of “Exercise”
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Strength Training as “Practice” Instead of “Exercise”

by Mike Yarbrough February 10, 2016

This week, Andrew Xenophontos helps us to view strength training as "practice" instead of "exercise."

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Traditional Archery: Part 4 – How to Shoot a Bow Instinctively
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Traditional Archery: Part 4 – How to Shoot a Bow Instinctively

by Mike Yarbrough February 08, 2016

In Part 4 of this 4-Part series we discuss how to shoot a bow instinctively in traditional archery.

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Traditional Archery: Part 3 – Arrow Primer Guide
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Traditional Archery: Part 3 – Arrow Primer Guide

by Mike Yarbrough January 09, 2016

“Death is like an arrow that is already in flight, and your life lasts only until it reaches you.” – Georg Hermes, German Roman Catholic Theologian, 1775-1831

In Part 3 of this 4-Part series we discuss an arrow primer guide to accommodate traditional archery.

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Traditional Archery: Part 1 – Recurve and Longbow Fundamentals
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Traditional Archery: Part 1 – Recurve and Longbow Fundamentals

by Mike Yarbrough November 24, 2015

When we talk about a  “traditional bow” or “traditional archery”  we are speaking of non-compound bows or non-mechanical bows. This term can refer to a simple stick and a string or a fiberglass laminated takedown. In Part 1 of this 4-Part series we discuss these and other fundamentals of the recurve and the longbow.

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Video: How to Whistle with an Acorn Top
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Video: How to Whistle with an Acorn Top

by Mike Yarbrough October 08, 2015

I’m all about the acorns lately! Here is a quick video to show you how to whistle with an acorn top or hickory hull. This is a great survival tip, but it is also great trick to show kids when out at the campsite or wherever oak trees abound. Check it out!

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The Manly Etiquette of Playing Cards
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The Manly Etiquette of Playing Cards

by Mike Yarbrough August 26, 2015

“If you’re playing a poker game and you look around the table and can’t tell who the sucker is, it’s you.” – Paul Newman, Actor & Philanthropist, 1925-2008

The following article is a guest post from Manly.Is (Josh Wood). Read the author's bio below.

Manly etiquette is a ...

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How C.S. Lewis Dealt with Bullies: With Fists and Mother-Wit
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How C.S. Lewis Dealt with Bullies: With Fists and Mother-Wit

by Mike Yarbrough August 24, 2015

C.S. Lewis tells of some torturous days as a young boy in boarding school. Bullies were the norm and you had to have some street smarts to deal with them. Sometimes with was with fists, other times it was with mother-wit.

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How to Ask a Girl to Dance
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How to Ask a Girl to Dance

by Mike Yarbrough July 22, 2015

“We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.” – Japanese Proverb

If you are single, and particularly if you are young and single and new to dancing, asking a girl to dance can be intimidating. Here’s how to ask a girl to dance, with manly confidence.

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Hat Tips: The Rules of Gentlemanly Etiquette for Hats (or Hatiquette)
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Hat Tips: The Rules of Gentlemanly Etiquette for Hats (or Hatiquette)

by Mike Yarbrough July 09, 2015

I was in my early 30’s when I realized that my hair was thinning. I had never before been a “hat guy” but decided it might be a good idea to start searching for my style. I soon found that there were a number of rules related to hat wearing and gentlemanly etiquette, and quickly learned these hat tips (or Hatiquette).

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