6 Things Every Man Should Know How to Do by Sarah Smith

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As a man, you should have a certain skill set always disposable to you in cases of emergency and in different social occasions that will differentiate you from the rest of the bunch.

For example, one of the best ways to ensure NOT to get a mini flood in your house every time a cracked pipe produces a wee leak is to know how to fix it right away – without calling a plumber.

On the other hand, what if you’re invited over to a friend’s house for a game of cards and you have no idea how to play? It can be quite rough, and the prospect of the folks present attempting to teach you how to play can drag on for ages and kill the mood, especially if you’ve had a few drinks and your concentration isn’t its best.

In this article, we’re going to talk about the common skills every man should have at least a decent degree of mastery over to be able to resolve and participate in various situations life throws at you.

Right then folks, without further ado, here’s the deal.

6 Things Every Man Should Know How to Do

1) Building a Shelter

If you’re out camping on your own, with your girlfriend, or with your family, building an impromptu shelter is a must-know thing to do in case you want to ensure you won’t get soaking wet from torrential rain or bitten by snakes, spiders, and Baboons.

This goes for a variety of different situations, including those where you have a tent and those where you don’t have a tent, because it can easily happen that your tent gets damaged, destroyed, or otherwise rendered unusable.

2) Catching a Fish

This would fall into roughly the same survival category as the entry from above.

To be able to feed yourself and any people you may be within the wilderness, you have to be able to have some rudimentary hunting capabilities, the easiest of which would certainly be fishing.

This is why you should always carry fishing tackle on your expeditions, even if it’s just a single small rod and simple lures.

3) Changing a Car Tire

A flat tire is something that can happen to anyone, no matter how good they are at driving.

So, if it happens to you, or to someone you’re in the car with, you should be able to change the wheel with the flat tire. This is a fairly easy thing to do because all you have to do is lift the car with the jack, then unscrew the wheel in question, pop on the one that does work, and then inflate it with a pump if it needs more air.

That said, unscrewing the bolts can be tough and it requires some physical strength, which is why you need to know how to do this.

4) CPR

This is perhaps the skill you want to master with as much attention as possible because it can mean the difference between life and death for the person you’re doing CPR for.

To ensure you’ll be doing everything correctly, you should take into consideration the newest developments in CPR, because these things change quite often as new medical discoveries are made.

5) Fixing Minor Electrical Problems

When it comes to electricity, every precaution should indeed be taken into consideration when it comes to attempting to fix something yourself. That said, something as simple as changing a light bulb or replacing a faulty wall socket is not the sort of tasks you need to call your electrician for.

If you have the right tools for the job (a new electrical socket and a screwdriver, for example), all you need to do is turn off the electricity in your house and then you can replace the thing fairly easily.

If you experience some tougher form of Kurzschluss, on the other hand, you should always have the number of professional emergency electrical services on speed dial, because you probably won’t know how to tackle a more serious problem.

6) Playing Cards

As we mentioned in the introduction, playing cards is one of the most common ways social occasions are facilitated, because everyone involved knows how to play cards.

So, in case you don’t, know how to play some of the most common card games, it’s high time you learned this valuable skill, as it can save you many an awkward situation in the future and even help you make some friends along the way.

All in all, knowing how to men broken things and having the capability to carry your weight in the wild (and often the weight of others) represent the crucial skills every man should have. The more prepared you are for emergencies and other challenging situations in life, the easier time you will have figuring out what to do once these do happen.

Sarah Jessica Smith is a young blogger from Sydney. She is in love with life and all the things that can make her daily routine easier. She loves to write about home improvement, lifestyle, and all the small things that make life such a great adventure.