100 Skills Every Man Should Know: 2008's Ultimate DIY List

Automotive

  1. Handle a blowout
  2. Drive in snow
  3. Check trouble codes
  4. Replace fan belt
  5. Wax a car
  6. Conquer an off-road obstacle
  7. Use a stick welder
  8. Hitch up a trailer
  9. Jump start a car

Handling Emergencies

  1. Perform the Heimlich
  2. Reverse hypothermia
  3. Perform hands-only CPR
  4. Escape a sinking car

Home

  1. Carve a turkey
  2. Use a sewing machine
  3. Put out a fire
  4. Home brew beer
  5. Remove bloodstains from fabric
  6. Move heavy stuff
  7. Grow food
  8. Read an electric meter
  9. Shovel the right way
  10. Solder wire
  11. Tape drywall
  12. Split firewood
  13. Replace a faucet washer
  14. Mix concrete
  15. Paint a straight line
  16. Use a French knife
  17. Prune bushes and small trees
  18. Iron a shirt
  19. Fix a toilet tank flapper
  20. Change a single-pole switch
  21. Fell a tree
  22. Replace a broken windowpane
  23. Set up a ladder, safely
  24. Fix a faucet cartridge
  25. Sweat copper tubing
  26. Change a diaper
  27. Grill with charcoal
  28. Sew a button on a shirt
  29. Fold a flag

Medical Myths

  1. Treat frostbite
  2. Treat a burn
  3. Help a seizure victim
  4. Treat a snakebite
  5. Remove a tick

Military Know-How

  1. Shine shoes
  2. Make a drum-tight bed
  3. Drop and give the perfect pushup

Outdoors

  1. Run rapids in a canoe
  2. Hang food in the wild
  3. Skipper a boat
  4. Shoot straight
  5. Tackle steep drops on a mountain bike
  6. Escape a rip current

Primitive Skills

  1. Build a fire in the wilderness
  2. Build a shelter
  3. Find potable water

Surviving Extremes

  1. Floods
  2. Tornados
  3. Cold
  4. Heat
  5. Lightning

Teach Your Kids

  1. Cast a line
  2. Lend a hand
  3. Change a tire
  4. Throw a spiral
  5. Fly a stunt kite
  6. Drive a stick shift
  7. Parallel park
  8. Tie a bowline
  9. Tie a necktie
  10. Whittle
  11. Ride a bike

Technology

  1. Install a graphics card
  2. Take the perfect portrait
  3. Calibrate HDTV settings
  4. Shoot a home movie
  5. Ditch your hard drive

Master Key Workshop Tools

  1. Drill driver
  2. Grease gun
  3. Coolant hydrometer
  4. Socket wrench
  5. Test light
  6. Brick trowel
  7. Framing hammer
  8. Wood chisel
  9. Spade bit
  10. Circular saw
  11. Sledge hammer
  12. Hacksaw
  13. Torque wrench
  14. Air wrench
  15. Infrared thermometer
  16. Sand blaster
  17. Crosscut saw
  18. Hand plane
  19. Multimeter
  20. Feeler gauges

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