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Mar 2, 2018

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

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.

Jun 6, 2016

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

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 ...

Mar 30, 2016

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

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.

Feb 10, 2016

Strength Training as “Practice” Instead of “Exercise”

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

Feb 8, 2016

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

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

Jan 9, 2016

Traditional Archery: Part 3 – Arrow Primer Guide

“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.

Nov 24, 2015

Traditional Archery: Part 1 – Recurve and Longbow Fundamentals

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.

Oct 8, 2015

Video: How to Whistle with an Acorn Top

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! ...

Aug 26, 2015

The Manly Etiquette of Playing Cards

“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 ...

Aug 24, 2015

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

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.

Jul 22, 2015

How to Ask a Girl to Dance

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

Jul 9, 2015

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

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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