Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Tim Ziegler.
Man has been cooking outdoors since the beginning of time. By ancient practice it was just one of the requirements of life in order to survive. Today, cooking outside is one of those manly arts that separate us from the animals. Cooking inside is more elaborate, more complicated, hotter (especially in summer!), and makes one’s entire domicile uncomfortably warm. AoM has previously covered this topic quite well in everything from fo
I moved into my house almost four years ago, and last month I finally got around to organizing my garage.
Until about a week ago, I’d pretty much just find an empty place on the floor in the garage and put stuff there; if I ran out of empty space on the floor, I’d start stacking items. There’s a closet in the garage where I kept a lot of stuff — luggage, sports equipment, camping gear — but whenever I needed something, I’d have to pull everything out and then shove everything bac
Editor’s note: In 1944, the US War Department published FM 21-22, a manual on military watermanship. The manual covers everything a man needs to know to survive at sea, from how to properly abandon a sinking ship to how to stay alive in a lifeboat. This week we’ll be highlighting several of the manual’s sections; the information is both fascinating from a historical standpoint and useful for worst case scenarios. FM 21-22 War Department Watermanship Manual, 1944 LIFE
“Over-sentimentality, over-softness, in fact washiness and mushiness are the great dangers of this age and of this people. Unless we keep the barbarian virtues, gaining the civilized ones will be of little avail.” –Theodore Roosevelt
Sometimes when young men begin their journey into manhood, they start in on the gentlemanly side of things.
They dress in stylish, classic attire, don a fedora, and focus really hard on manners and etiquette. They hope that by doing so, others wil
Editor’s note: In 1944, the US War Department published FM 21-22, a manual on military watermanship. The manual covers everything a man needs to know to survive at sea, from how to properly abandon a sinking ship to how to stay alive in a lifeboat. This week we’ll be highlighting several of the manual’s sections; the information is both fascinating from a historical standpoint and useful for worst case scenarios. FM 21-22 War Department Watermanship Manual, 1944 GENER
A few years ago, Kate and I took a trip to San Francisco for business. The company that flew us out there set us up in a high-end hotel right near the Embarcadero. We usually stay at something like a Holiday Inn Express, so this was a completely new experience for us.
When we entered the hotel lobby, I noticed a little desk to the side that had the word “Concierge” on the front of it in big gold letters. My only knowledge of concierges at this point had come from watching Ti
Last week’s winner was Adam from Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada). He went with the popular Bomber Barrel. My Picks This Week
The sunglasses from Garrett Leight are what I wear every day. They’re made in California and feature an unrivaled level of detail which sets them apart from the many varieties out there. When John Willis Hulme first started hand-sewing leather bags in St. Paul, Minnesota, Theodore Roosevelt was president. The bags from J.W. Hulme continue to be handmade
Few summer pastimes are as satisfying as fishing — it’s a great activity to do with your kids, makes for an excellent microadventure, and harkens to our manly imperative to be providers. What makes it even more satisfying is being able to fillet and cook your catch for a real water-to-table experience.
This illustrated guide is a useful starting point that will be accurate for most fish; some varieties have unique methods, but in those instances you’ll likely have someone with more ex
Earlier this week we published a post about my 8-week microadventure challenge. The book that inspired that challenge was Microadventures by professional adventurer Alastair Humphreys. In today’s podcast I have the pleasure of talking to Alastair about what inspired the idea for microadventures and why every man should start scheduling them into their life on a regular basis. Show Highlights How Alastair got his start as an adventurer How Alastair defines “adventure” W
If there is one thing the great men of history have in common it’s this: books. They read, a lot. Theodore Roosevelt carried a dozen books with him on his perilous exploration of the River of Doubt (including the Stoics). Lincoln read everything he could get his hands on (often recording passages he liked on spare boards because he didn’t have paper). Napoleon had a library of some 3,500 books with him at St. Helena, and before that had a traveling library he took on campaigns. The writer Amb