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Nov 18, 2013

Captains of Industry: Bladesmith Steve Watkins of Ironman Forge

Blacksmithing is notably one of the manliest trades still around. I happened across Steve Watkins in a local magazine, QC Exclusive, and was excited to hear that a skilled bladesmith was so nearby. I contacted Steve to see if I and a few others could come by his shop and see how ...

Nov 5, 2013

How to Make a Traveler’s Candle (Swedish Log Candle)

A good Scandinavian friend of mine (and their older cousins who were visiting and added to this story) brought over a gift for me called a Traveler’s Candle. Essentially, when lit, it burns from the inside producing a long lasting radiating heat, with a sturdy base and a convenient cook top. Here's how to make one.

Oct 24, 2013

15 Manly Things to Purchase Using Halloween as an Excuse

It’s time to graduate from candy (that no one really wants anyhow) to manly things that may actually come in handy. Not that an excuse, but just in case, here are 15 manly things to purchase using Halloween your reason.

Oct 18, 2013

Fear, Courage, and Love: What Stoicism Got Wrong

For the longest time I assumed fear’s natural enemy to be courage, as if courage was the antonym for fear. I believe this comes from a stoic worldview that I and many men lean towards. But stoicism only goes so far, and gets some critical things wrong.

Oct 7, 2013

Captains of Industry (or Men of Business Who Did Something Besides Making Money)

In 1884, at the height of the Industrial Revolution, while prominent figures such as Andrew Carnegie, J.D. Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, and a few other men whose achievements on such a massive scale had earned them their place in history (as well as still being household or at least familiar names to this day), ...

Sep 24, 2013

Boy Wanted by Frank Crane

In the early 1900’s Frank Crane penned this “wanted ad” as a call to boys and parents on the type of boy society needed and this is certainly relevant today. If you know a boy like this be sure to encourage him and thank his parents.

Sep 19, 2013

The Importance of Hunting

It’s mid-September and in North Carolina, like many states, that means that deer season either has started (for bow hunters) or will start soon (for rifles). I hope this article will help you see the importance of hunting and how it can impact a man’s heart and even help unite his family.

Sep 4, 2013

Knot Tying Fundamentals

Knot tying is a skillset that every man should possess but fewer and fewer of us do. In a day and age of bungees and tie down straps, ropework is less common. This week we discuss the fundamentals of knot tying by breaking it down.

Sep 1, 2013

5 Steps Towards Manliness: Step 5 – Mentor Others

Becoming a man does not have a final step. It’s an on-going journey with milestones of character and achievements. Likewise, mentoring doesn’t have to wait until a certain level of manliness has been achieved. In fact, it is a vital step on the road to manliness.

Aug 22, 2013

Adapting Ben Franklin’s Daily Schedule to Your Life

“Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.” – Benjamin Franklin Using Time Wisely Let me first be clear: I hate scheduling. Abhor it. I like the results of a scheduled day and use a planning system for my work ...

Aug 6, 2013

Books for Boys

I did not read very much at all when I was a boy. Until I became an adult I could count the number of books I had completed on one hand. So, many books I am discovering for the first time with my boys. Here is a compilation of books that inspire and feed the spirit of a growing young man.

Jul 19, 2013

5 Steps Towards Manliness: Step 4 – Seek Challenges

“If a man learns to love hard work, he will love all of life.” – John Crotts, Craftsmen We have all heard the old adage “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” There are a lot of cases where this isn’t true; a debilitating stroke, neuropathy, loss of limbs…you get the ...
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