By Andrew Liszewski
Popular Mechanics has published a list of 25 skills that every man should know, and each one includes a mini-tutorial complete with easy to follow graphics and photos where applicable. And given it’s Popular Mechanics you might think they’re all about how to weld, or rebuild your transmission, but thankfully that’s not the case. The list actually includes tutorials covering a wide range of useful skills like patching a radiator hose, retouching digital photos, navigating with a map and compass and even extending your wireless network.
In fact I’m not even sure why Popular Mechanics feels these are skills that only men should know. Do they plan on releasing a similar list for women that covers skills like churning butter, quilting or even getting those pesky stains out? Hopefully they remembered to change their clocks from 1908 to 2008 yesterday.
There are a few other skills I wish they had covered though. Like how to find interesting content to write about during a slow, pre-major-trade-show news week. Oh, and how to wrestle a bear. You’d be surprised how often that comes up during an average week for me.