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Old 10-22-20, 01:24 PM
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Man Card certification

What would you need for man card status...

Show understanding of or have actually performed and could perform the following with reasonably acceptable results. Not something that is an extreme one off

1. Back up a trailer with some arc or turning involved.
2. Use JB Weld or equivalent to extend the life of something.
3. Use a hammer
4. Successfully remove a tree stump (through any one or combination of ways)
5. Cut a relatively straight line with a saw (circular/saber).
6. Move or lift something awkward with one or more of the following: a come along/hi lift jack/bottle jack.
7.

Optional things? I feel ropes and knots should be in here somewhere, using an axe/splitting wood maybe?

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Old 10-22-20, 01:27 PM
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Know when to use Duct Tape verses when to use WD-40.
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7. Fix / Build things with duct tape.

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Fix a flat tire on a vehicle (car, truck,etc). FWIW even females should know how to do this.
Start a campfire
Make a simple lean-to shelter that'll survive a light rain shower.
Clear a clogged drain in your house
Remove and replace a toilet
Solder copper pipe up to 3/4" diameter
Install a faucet or other plumbing fixture
install an electrical socket and an electrical switch in a building (hot, neutral, ground)
Install a light fixture on an existing J-box.
Drive a manual transmission vehicle (amazing how many people I meet who can't do this)
Rebuild a simple gas-powered lawnmower engine.
Make pancakes. Mix up the batter from basic ingredients and cook them 'just right'.
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Old 10-22-20, 01:49 PM
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Know when to use Duct Tape verses when to use WD-40.
Don’t forget the baling wire and that pair of pliers..
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Old 10-22-20, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by skidder View Post
Fix a flat tire on a vehicle (car, truck,etc). FWIW even females should know how to do this.
Start a campfire
Make a simple lean-to shelter that'll survive a light rain shower.
Clear a clogged drain in your house
Remove and replace a toilet
Solder copper pipe up to 3/4" diameter
Install a faucet or other plumbing fixture
install an electrical socket and an electrical switch in a building (hot, neutral, ground)
Install a light fixture on an existing J-box.
Drive a manual transmission vehicle (amazing how many people I meet who can't do this)
Rebuild a simple gas-powered lawnmower engine.
Make pancakes. Mix up the batter from basic ingredients and cook them 'just right'.
On the pancakes... we're still allowed to throw the first one out, right?
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Old 10-22-20, 01:51 PM
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1. Pay your debts
2. Raise your children and give them a moral compass
3. Stand with the weak against the strong
4. Eat what you kill
5. Apologize when you offend
6. Admit when you make a mistake

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Originally Posted by u235 View Post
What would you need for man card status...

Show understanding of or have actually performed and could perform the following with reasonably acceptable results. Not something that is an extreme one off

2. Use JB Weld or equivalent to extend the life of something.
3. Use a hammer

5. Cut a relatively straight line with a saw (circular/saber).
6. Move or lift something awkward with one or more of the following: a come along/hi lift jack/bottle jack.
Originally Posted by skidder View Post
Fix a flat tire on a vehicle (car, truck,etc).

Clear a clogged drain in your house
Remove and replace a toilet
Solder copper pipe up to 3/4" diameter
Install a faucet or other plumbing fixture
install an electrical socket and an electrical switch in a building (hot, neutral, ground)
Install a light fixture on an existing J-box.

Rebuild a simple gas-powered lawnmower engine.
Looks like my chore list.

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Old 10-22-20, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by u235 View Post
Optional things? I feel ropes and knots should be in here somewhere, using an axe/splitting wood maybe?
Thanks to ratchet straps, I can only tie maybe three types of knots. I definitely have the axe, but I don't use it on the ratchet straps.
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Ought to add this to the list.

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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
1. Pay your debts
2. Raise your children and give them a moral compass
3. Stand with the weak against the strong
4. Eat what you kill
5. Apologize when you offend
6. Admit when you make a mistake
Pesky gender roles be damned!
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Old 10-22-20, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by FiftySix View Post
Thanks to ratchet straps, I can only tie maybe three types of knots. I definitely have the axe, but I don't use it on the ratchet straps.
Other than the tiger wrestling and the knots, I am good so far.

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Write your name in the snow...in cursive.
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Write your name in the snow...in cursive.
My name is so long that I'm gonna need to drink plenty of Hondo beer to fill up ye olde water pistol.
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My name is so long that I'm gonna need to drink plenty of Hondo beer to fill up ye olde water pistol.

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What? No LONE STAR?
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Know when to use Duct Tape verses when to use WD-40.
Duct tape for the chain and WD-40 for the tubes.
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Originally Posted by ahsposo View Post
1. Pay your debts

2. Raise your children and give them a moral compass

3. Stand with the weak against the strong

4. Eat what you kill

5. Apologize when you offend

6. Admit to when you make a mistake


my edited version….eta...and everyones card certification

1. pay your debts and build your savings

2. raise your children to be educated, positive and caring

3. always stand with the oppressed against the oppressors

4. eat healthy

5. admit to and learn from mistakes/actions

and
\/ \/ \/
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Originally Posted by clemsongirl View Post
my edited version….eta...and everyones card certification

1. pay your debts and build your savings

2. raise your children to be educated, positive and caring

3. always stand with the oppressed against the oppressors

4. eat healthy

5. admit to and learn from mistakes/actions

and
\/ \/ \/
6. Drink more beer and eat more chicken fried steak
I’m just playing Clemson Girl you have very sound points.
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A bar I used to frequent had man cards with various offenses listed, and would punch it for you, like points on your license or your Totin’ Chit
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Wonder how many here know of "totin chip?"

Reminded me... should "navigate with a compass" be on the list too?
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How about a "city" man card and "nature" man card?

One requires "ability to hail a cab" and negotiate with maitre d'; the other, the ability to make a fire and navigate by stars.

Of course, the "Universal" card includes both, as well as the ability to compose a sonnet, and fly fish for and pan fry a trout.

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How about a "city" man card and "nature" man card?

One requires "ability to hail a cab" and negotiate with maitre d'; the other, the ability to make a fire and navigate by stars.

Of course, the "Universal" card includes both, as well as the ability to compose a sonnet, and fly fish for and pan fry a trout.
Hail a cab . . . I think all I've ever had to do pre cell phone days is step to the curb, raise my arm, and yell out "Yo!".

Then there is this Compose a Sonnet thing. I had to look that up as I thought it might require writing sheet music, thankfully no. But, I did learn technical writing back in the day partly because I failed at anything related to the literary arts. Just ask my old Engrish teachers.
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