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Recent Articles of Manly Importance

Boy Wanted

Posted in - Character & Virtues
on September 24th 2013

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. If you have a son be sure …

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The Importance of Hunting

Posted in - Character & Hunting & Man Skills
on September 19th 2013

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 was raised around hunting and fortunately experienced the pride and excitement (along with many other emotions I’ll touch on later) that come from the hunt as …

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Knot Tying Fundamentals

Posted in - Knots & Man Skills
on September 4th 2013

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. If you throw in the general white collar working conditions of our modern world it’s plain to see why this once necessary skill …

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Books for Boys

Posted in - Books & Character & Man Skills
on August 6th 2013

“The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn’t stand it no longer I lit out. I …

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The Manly Virtues of Ron Swanson

Posted in - Character & Virtues
on July 11th 2013

When NBC began casting Nick Offerman for the role of Ron Swanson, the character was to be a gruff, Libertarian-type, director\manager for the Parks and Recreation Department of Pawnee, Indiana. The idea was that an anti-government guy that really hates what he does would be funny, and they were right. However, what Nick Offerman …

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Man of Steel Review

Posted in - Character & Movies
on June 19th 2013

When thinking about what type of content Wolf and Iron would have, I never once considered doing a movie review. I actually went back and forth on this for a bit before deciding to do a post on Zack Snyder’s wonderful Man of Steel. The heart of Wolf and Iron is to provide men …

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5 Steps Towards Manliness: Step 1 – Seek Wisdom

Posted in - Character
on June 13th 2013

Becoming a man is a lifelong pursuit. The attempt to attain a state of manliness is in itself one of the most manly virtues. Men who strive to better the “whole man” rather than focusing on a particular area (such as leadership, sports, fatherhood, hunting etc.) will enjoy the rewards reserved for those …

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  • “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.”

    Theodore Roosevelt
  • “A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.”

    Theodore Roosevelt
  • “Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.”

    George Washington
  • “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.”

    Edmund Burke


About Wolf & Iron

Some years ago I overheard a friend mention the words "Wolf and Iron" in passing. At the time I didn't know that he was referring to a book or that I had even heard him correctly. However, the raw manliness of that phrase struck a chord in me. I thought, "Those words should be used to encourage men to be men." I was excited to discover the book of the same title by Gordon R. Dickson shared many of the values I desired to learn and teach to other men. It tells a story of a young man, uncertain of himself, softened by our modern world, who becomes a true man through the trials of a post apocalyptic society, the shepherding by stronger, wiser men, and the confidence that comes through tested self-reliance.

There is a growing resurgence of masculinity in America and abroad. Men are feeling the High Call on our lives but find very few authentic examples in the modern generations of men to which we can look to for guidance.

Wolf and Iron is to be a voice and a light to the way of Manliness.

- Mike Yarbrough

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