• Fred

    Great solid points.

  • TRex

    Awesome stuff!

  • texas57

    Check, check, check……..

    • gunnyjeep

      Heck if your paying I will take the 16oz T-Bone, medium with the baked potato, corn and garden salad with house dressing, and a sweet tea :)

      • texas57

        Lol, look me up when you’re down this way….my treat

  • Gundog

    At seventy I have either done, are doing or will do all of these things
    before I die. I shudder when I see the average ‘’male” today. Soft, lily white,
    iPhone/video game piss ant addicts that scream like a girl if you say boo the them. With
    the exception of our military guys I see a dismal future for the American male.
    Once before I retired I pulled out my SOG knife to cut tape and a HR. chick saw
    it a nearly had me fired for carrying a “weapon”. The average American does not
    under real men today. We are becoming a dying breed.

    • gunnyjeep

      I remember when everyone carried the old buck folding knives back in the 70′s – brass and wood – I keep a benchmade 4 inch folding lock blade now that was issued to me in 2007

    • hibp

      Some of us women look for and appreciate the REAL men who are still hanging in there in the USA!

  • rjhollydog

    My pit bull is my sissy dog, I would never put a scope on my .45-70, my back up gun is a single action .41 mag blackhawk. I do have a full brim felt hat, I don’t wear it as much as I should, I wear ball caps(I have always called them feed caps) too much. I stopped wearing a watch about the same time I started carring this stupid phone, I do see room for improvement there.I have never owned a rifle in .35, no particular reason, they jump from .223 to .30 to .45, have not thought about it much, but don’t plan on changing that anytime soon. I like to split wood and make fires, let the young guys find the wood and drag it back!

    • LetMeGuessThis

      Hey you sound like me in choice of rifles, .223, .257. various 30 cals. .45 colt Thunderbolt, (oh I have a .54 Hawken too).

  • gunnyjeep

    Nothing says a Man like a M240 and sorry I like my Glock in a thigh rig for easy deployment when needed

    • LeonBerton

      Gunnyjeep, you are certainly right re: a Glock (mine’s a 21 Gen 4).

      I don’t know why some folks want ‘pretty’ when what is important is reliability so consistent it’s downright ‘ugly’ from the business end.

      I’ve grown to love my G .45, especially since I upgraded its barrel, put on tritium combat sights, and made it capable of firing .45 super 255 gr. hardcast rounds should the need arise.

      Beauty is much more than meets the eye, whether with pistols, women or a lot of other things.

      • gunnyjeep

        You are so right about the Glock, I want a weapon that no matter what the conditions I can depend on to fire when I need it – I am currently looking at a G30 SF for my CCW and then I will move my G26 to a secondary roll.

        until I had to qualify with a G19 in 2007 I had always considered them a toy gun due to my lack of knowledge, I was a 1911A1 diehard fan – a friend just to test one out (he was just like me at the beginning) kept throwing it (while taking cover behind a tractor LOL) to try to get an AD, could never get it to fire unless your finger is on the trigger, buried it in mud and it still fired. Great Weapon, Easy to maintain and cleaning is a breeze.

        • Timur

          I carry my Glock everyday, and most of the time open, just to engage in the conversations of freedom that come from doing so.

        • Niku

          It seems to me that most people, most people who know what they are talking about, chose the Glock as being the most reliable hand gun.

          • LetMeGuessThis

            You will get a lot of disagreement with that. But each to his own..

          • gunnyjeep

            It is a dependable weapon but it really boils down to what the shooter is comfortable with

    • LetMeGuessThis

      Keep your Glocks and all other polymer guns. I’ll take a 1911 or other steel gun anyday (okay I’ll flirt with an alloy frame like my P1). Not only do the 1911′s look pretty everyone knows they are the most reliable handguns ever invented (Special Ops use them). Plus they make excellent clubs when you run out of bullets.

      P.S. I only sleep with supermodels too.

      • gunnyjeep

        LOL ;) but the Glock is the preferred weapon of High Threat Security operators which the SF model was designed for

        • gunnyjeep

          90% of the US Military use the Beretta 9mm – for me it is too heavy and bulky

          • LetMeGuessThis

            Although I like the heavy metal pistols for recoil control, I have heard the Berretta is finicky too.( have no personal experience with one). Should have stiuck with the 1911 but I understand why Nato presured the US into adopting the 9.
            P.S thanks for your servce.

          • Phillip_in_TX

            Used to carry one in the Air Force. They are okay; however, I don’t care for how they break down for cleaning. My father had one and I showed him why I didn’t care for it. After removing the magazine, and making sure it was unloaded, I let the slide go forward and handed it to him. I told him to point it at me. He did and in one motion I removed the slide (along with the barrel) . He had the remainder of the pistol in his hand. The moral of the story is to NOT let anyone get close enough to do that.

          • LetMeGuessThis

            LOL, didn’t know that… I heard they were difficult to dsassemble.

          • MildBill

            Glocks are the easiest to tear down and reassemble of all handguns. . .I love my Gold Cups, Delta Elite Colts, and Dan Wessons, all 1911′s. . . . BUT there is a time and a place for Glocks also. . . I have to buffer my Delta Elite for fear of 10 mm full loads cracking the slide. . . The “felt recoil” on a Glock is way less than any steel lower 1911. . . A $109 Lone Wolf barrel will get you shooting with a Gold Cup for accuracy. . . Mine actually shoot better than my Gold Cup Trophy Match’s. . . Would I get rid of my 1911′s, h3ll no ! . . But there is a place for both and if you ever owned a Glock you learn to love it. . . It took me awhile before I actually broke down and bought one, but I’m sure glad I did. . . They just work.

          • LetMeGuessThis

            Glad you like the Glocks, but I still say “Don’t fix what ain’t broke’, The only thing that would induce me to buy a Glock is the magazine capacity. For carry I have my compact all steel Spanish Star Firestar M43 (9mm), extended mags in the pocket. Recently found an M40 (.40 cal) slide/barrel for it on Gunbroker, two pistols in one! (I know you can do that with a barrel change on the Glocks too). Glock could have made the pistol purty just as easily as making it ugly. Looks like it was designed by a German Haussfrau. :-). (I know they are Austrian, before you downvote me).. .

          • MildBill

            ^LetMeGuessThis . . . . . Why would I down vote you ? . . I love just about every type out there, even the little pinfires. . .The 1911 has been around for over 100 years for a very good reason and I believe John Moses Browning was the greatest designer/inventor of g u-ns EVER. . . Yes, even better than Gaston Glock . . .It seems when someone speaks of the virtues of a Glock, that everyone assumes they do not like 1911′s or any other type of g- un. . . . Not me ! . . . I like them all. . . Big, small, plain, fancy, engraved, hi-cap, low-cap, you name it, I can find something good about just about any of them. . . I do wish the 1911/Glock “controversy” weren’t so polarized as you can have both. . . .For a novice, or someone waking up to a burglar from a sound sleep, the Glock has the benefit of simplicity and THAT reason alone is enough for me to keep a Model 20 or 29 10MM on my nightstand, while my wife prefers the even simpler double action S&W 686 x 4″. . . . Maybe I just love them all. . . The only thing I like better than talking about g-un-s is se-x and BBQ. . . You can talk about g-un-s while eating BBQ but I wouldn’t advise it during se-x !

      • Timur

        So are you a type of monk? LOL

        • LetMeGuessThis

          No, have to beat them off with a stick :)

      • Phillip_in_TX

        I have a friend of mine who refers to Glocks as “Tactical Tupperware.”

        • LetMeGuessThis

          Lol, mind if I borrow that?

          • Phillip_in_TX

            Please, feel free to use anything I post.

        • Niku

          Apparently, your friend has a penchant for saying cute things. Too bad he doesn’t stick to things he knows something about, though.

          • Phillip_in_TX

            Ever heard of “tongue in cheek?” He carries one as his duty weapon.

      • http://cia.americanspecialops.com/air-branch/ NASA

        Never owned a Glock and never will.

  • AG Dot Com!

    Rgr rgr …

    (daughter, 11, with a .22 MP5 replica, plinking away)

    • Timur

      Cool picture. My 3 year old daughter shot her first squirrel this summer with a .22. She had the stock tucked under her arm I had a hand on the forearm, and told her how to aim, she told me it is on its head, I said squeeze the trigger. Down it came wit its eye bulging out. She ran over squealing with delight and picked it up. Train em well and train em young!

      • Niku

        I am different. After killing a sparrow with my BB gun, I never wanted to kill anything again. I never did, except cockroaches, etc. I’m now seventy-five.

        • AG Dot Com!

          Cockroaches are a poor food source, and the best meat does not come from a grocery store.. Enjoy.

        • Timur

          My older brother was kind of like that, though he slays the fish.

          • Niku

            It was more than 60-years ago, yet I can still see it all: the driveway, the tree, my friend, and the bloody little mess. I remember being surprised at how much damage one BB could do. Never again.

        • http://theawakenednation.ning.com/profile/KevinMKeener Snowman8wa

          Understand Niku, used to do the same thing as a kid, but there is a difference in killing for fun and waste vs. killing for food and survival. If you don’t hunt and fish now, it’s a bad time to have to learn should you NEED TO to survive. “Vegetarian” is an old indian word meaning “Starving brave who can’t shoot straight”.

          Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis

          [Pic- Bringing a 40 lb. WWI German 13mm Anti-tank rifle up to shoulder. You don't keep it up there very long....yup..with my ballcap on too....indoors......Dohhhh!]

          • Phillip_in_TX

            I saw a bumper sticker that said “Vegetarian Is An Indian Word For Lousy Hunter.” I like your version too.

          • MildBill

            Got that one on my F-350 ! . . . I think it’s true !

          • http://theawakenednation.ning.com/profile/KevinMKeener Snowman8wa

            Happy New Year Brother Phillip! Hope you had a Blessed Christmas…..Here’s praying our Country finds the cure for Cranial-rectalosus in 2014 and 16…….County by County……

            Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis

          • Phillip_in_TX

            Happy New Year to you too!

          • Phillip_in_TX

            Happy New Year to you too! I hope you have a wonderful and prosperous year. I had a really great Christmas with the family.

            I pray that we can get our country back on the right track. The midterm elections should prove to be very interesting.

            Take care!

      • BS Detector

        That is so cool! Good job !

    • Cheryl Lynn

      She looks wayyyy better than that fake photo of Obama they had to patch together after yammering another lie about shooting skeet.

      • AG Dot Com!

        She prefers her pistol or a bow…. :)

    • http://cia.americanspecialops.com/air-branch/ NASA

      Is that the GSG?

      I bought one for my son a while back and put some rails on it; red dot, light, front handle, different butt stock.

      Neat toy, but I found it likes to jam every so often.

  • Dr Wood

    Everything sounds good with the MAN STUFF

  • Cheryl Lynn

    The only time you should not have a knife is when you are naked, in a bed or when you’re swimming????…..I think you forgot AIRPLANE and other places they scan you at the door. At least the Little Mrs. and kiddies don’t have to think hard about what to get you as gifts. Daddy needs his favorite pocket knife knife replaced.

    • MTOakey

      I carry a knife EVERYWHERE, all the time , even on planes…

      • Brooklynresident

        Not all of us know how…

  • James Andrews

    Good post…..funny too.

  • wahotsdad

    Sounds about right, except the knife when swimming, I always carry(usually a Benchmade Rampage spring assist) even when I swim. Everything else is spot on. Despise ball caps unless you play ball. My practice at the range starts at a 100yds for rifle and 25yds for pistol. That being said, at just shy of 62 I am comfortable with where i’m headed always improving. So yes, I agree with the article, love and look forward to hunting season every year gut it, cut it, cook it! Words to live by, cost me 25 cents for my meat this year!

    • http://theawakenednation.ning.com/profile/KevinMKeener Snowman8wa

      Amen to all but your last “…cost me 25 cents for my meat this year!” Are you hunting out your back door? I get the one shot-one kill metaphore, but that comment is like saying “I won $1,500.00 at the casino”……how much on the front end was spent before that quarter you’re boasting? Just sayin…..the grub box, the gas and the campsite needs are also a part of the meat purchase.
      Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis

      • wahotsdad

        You are right, I walked out my back door down the street and into the woods, I didn’t include the cost of the license because it covers all hunting for game for the year. I took a bottle of water that I filled from the tap, the rifle is used for varmints and other game. So what part did I get wrong? Everything else is multi-purpose I gut it, cut it, and process it myself.

        • http://theawakenednation.ning.com/profile/KevinMKeener Snowman8wa

          “So what part did I get wrong?” Based on the “backdoor Hunter, absolutely nothing…..I am searching for the perfect parcel where I could do the same thing.
          Year before last during the highest diesel prices on record I spend $350 on gas just grouse hunting, that was for trip to-driving the areas in rural WA-trip back. Score? Hunter-0 Grouse (no show) so I guess that means they won.
          One day……Lord willing……I will be that blessed.
          Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis

          • sootsme

            Check out Lewis County, WA, if you don’t need a job. We hunted deer and elk from our porch as a matter of course for many years, and the folks who still live there still do in many cases.

          • http://theawakenednation.ning.com/profile/KevinMKeener Snowman8wa

            Funny you should mention Lewis County…..that is where I am……Centralia/Chehalis area…..Love it here.
            Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis

          • sootsme

            We lived just outside Pe Ell for many years. Moved to Utah when the economy crashed. I’m concerned for you folks, re: Fukushima radiation. The salmon/steelhead fisheries are screwed, bigtime…

          • http://theawakenednation.ning.com/profile/KevinMKeener Snowman8wa

            Sofar…..so good……some garbage has floated up from La Push south into OR, but that’s about it….not to worry about Shiners…..Fish and Game mandated barbless hooks this year on ALL Columbia Rivers and tributaries, so even IF you hook-em, they will probably spit it out…..also restricting lands all over….King County et al….the nice thing is Lewis and Wahkaikum are still Republican thorns in the side of the Blue counties. We outnumber the Democrats but fail to show up at the polls to make a statement.
            Enjoy the new same sex marriage laws……it’s amazing how a majority will kow-tow to an “UBER-MINORITY FACTION”.

            Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus et Fidelis

          • sootsme

            Some of the folks around where we were figure to blow the bridges & hunker down…we’ll see…Keep your powder dry…

          • wahotsdad

            Hey no problem my friend, I chose this parcel because I don’t like a lot of people around. And the neighbors I do have are cool, I actually work with one on occasion, I do catering on the side. Good luck on your search, it is worth it!

        • LetMeGuessThis

          If you reloaded your cartridges, i would be even more impressed.

          • wahotsdad

            Like the match grade 69gr boattails reloads I have on the shelf? Yeah, we are fairly self sufficient in Maine, Also have a 15kw auto propane generator for the house if the power goes out.

          • LetMeGuessThis

            Lucky you! I assume from your comment .22 caliber is legal for deer in Maine, as it should be.

          • wahotsdad

            You can go as low as .22 magnum, I use .223 with range of 300+ yds it’s effective for Maine. Actually the sierra recommends not using the 69gr because the jacket is too thick not allowing proper expansion. I will check out the Barnes TSX , thanks for the tip! With the Savage model 12FLV with 26″ bull barrel I am able to hold under 2″ groups at 200 yards, the deer I took this year was 150 yards away and with perfect placement the 223 is devastating. Broke the right shoulder through the body and stopped just under the skin on the left side fully undone in three parts.

  • Linda S

    You left out to never use the phrase “I’ll see if my wife will let me”. I asked someone if the wanted a pup recently and that’s the answer I got. By the way, I AM a wife. I trust my husband to be a man and make his own decisions.

    • LetMeGuessThis

      “I AM a wife. I trust my husband to be a man and make his own decisions.”

      Obviously you are NOT the “Linda S.” I was once married to.

  • fidlin1

    Sorry, ain’t giving up the baseball cap unless I swim.

  • CaptTurbo

    Funny article and mostly accurate. I disagree about the baseball hat thing. Those hats are fine as long as they say something cool or are cammo. My new favorite has both redeeming features. It’s a Duck Commander hat. Happy Happy Happy!

  • y.a.

    Baseball caps on a chilly Saturday morning with a sweat shirt and jeans is ok. But when its all the time, in all places-No. It screams immaturity. You’re in a restaurant and there’s Mr. Clueless with his dopey baseball cap, he might as well wear a sign that says”loser”. Please men:Grow up already.

    • Niku

      It also says, “I am probably bald”.

  • rappini pasta

    I have been taught that when you enter a building you remove your hat which I do even if I’m wearing a ball cap or Cowboy.

  • AEC

    I wear a cap on a daily basis, it sits atop of my head when my hard hat doesn’t. I always remove it before going indoors and at the playing if the National Anthem.

  • AEC

    I would rather carry “ugly” and know that it will chew through and spit out any all types of ammo. Unlike pretty and finky that may choke up on you. I own both types old ugly needs a good bath every once in awhile, while pretty needs one after every outing.

  • Harley Patriot

    I carry nothing BUT a Glock, the finest gun in the world period. I carry concealed and I wear a do rag otherwise I wear one of my motorcycle helmets. I am a GOD fearing real man. I do not conform to other peoples idea of how a man should act. I treat women with respect and I am courteous. I am retired military and I still hold my oath to the death. I will be good to a good person and a nightmare to those who threaten my life, or my family.

  • Leadman

    I always carry at least 2 knives.I don’t trim my beard & I
    rarely wear a hat.I’m a 63 year old veteran who lives my
    life my way & couldn’t care even a little bit what others

    think of me.

    • http://cia.americanspecialops.com/air-branch/ NASA

      Amen.

      I used to carry two knifes and two handguns, but dropped it back to only one of each while swimming.

      I might wear a cap when it’s really hot, which is rare, Don’t own or need a smart phone;

      Beyond that, I only care what God thinks about me. He is all that matters.

      • Leadman

        I’ve been told more than once that I need a smartphone.
        I just don’t see the need.

      • Phillip_in_TX

        If you stick with God, you can’t go wrong.

        • Douglas Moore

          You got that right Phil!

      • Brooklynresident

        I like your swimmin’ knife.

        I saw once a guy worked up a speargun, pepperbox, .30-30 to power the spears. Highly portable swimmin’ gun.

        Should I ever retire, I plan to carry a pocket watch, or sundial.

        • Phillip_in_TX

          I have always wondered about giving a “watch” as a retirement present. Where I work, after a certain number of years, they give you a watch upon retirement.

          Personally, I think they have it backwards. They should give someone the watch when they are hired so they can get to work on time. When the person “retires,” take the watch back!

          When I retire, I am not going to care what time it is. ; )

  • sovereigntyofone

    On my (beer income) being retired I don’t own a ” custom ” anything. However what I do own works and is reliable. I don’t own a Glock, I do have other brand name firearms that are just as good. I’m not a Navy Seal (no offense ) so I don’t need a gun that I can shoot underwater, as long as it goes ” bang ” when I need it on land and hits what I am aiming at is just fine.
    I wear what ever hat I feel is required for the situation that I am in. While working outside I wear a BASEBALL CAP, or a due rag on my head while welding. As far as bragging about my ” love life “, I don’t need to brag, my wife is happy with it and me so why do I need to share it with anyone else. Gentlemen don’t discuss their sex life.
    I stopped wearing a wrist watch when I retired, I’m not on the clock now and don’t have to be anywhere at any certain time, I’m NOT keeping a schedule. If I want to know what time it is there are plenty of clocks around. Last but least, I don’t think it my duty to tell you how to live your life, or what ” hat ” to wear or type of vehicle to drive. This is or use to be America and we have/had freedoms to chose what we want to wear or how we look. As far as a beard, that’s your choice. This new 5 O’clock shadow look, well let me put it this way. If a young man can’t shave or keep a neatly trimmed beard and haircut, he’s not taking my daughter anywhere….period.
    Just my 2 cents worth.

  • Thomas Sharp

    Real men don’t need to be told how to be real men.
    Fine opinionated article and enjoyable read though.

    • Lever Gun will Travel

      Reminds me of the books “Real Men Don’t Eat..” whatever. I always said real men eat whatever the hell they want. If you don’t like it they’ll teach you to shut up about it when they’re eating.

      They do carry knives though. In fact when hunting in Germany if you are ever caught without a knife you’re buying the drinks. Wademansheil!

  • MildBill

    Capitalize “National Anthem”, but not GOD ? . . .Wear a hat and don’t carry a Glock. . .words to live by ? . . . This should have been in the “Joke for the day” section !

    • waterman

      Your an idiot!!!

      • MildBill

        Even a idiot knows it’s “you’re” !

  • Anechkin

    Own a custom gun? That’s right there under commit ultimate heresy in my book. It’s not the firearm but the man behind the firearm. As for the whole “how to be a man” ideology, I’ve been given two books on the subject over the years and at my stage of life it’s near impossible to do everything in those books. Mostly the “manly guides” are utterly idealistic in their approach. So screw custom guns. If you can’t shoot with iron sights or a simple scope you are lost. Can’t tell how many people I despise because they mall-ninja-ed an AK series rifle with the excuse of improved accuracy. You want accuracy, get a rifle that actually is accurate without fancy crap.
    … Yeah, I got off track.

    • Brooklynresident

      Nah, you kept it on the rails pretty good. They just meander sometimes, and us engineers–keep chugging along…

    • angrymike

      Well a custom gun could be an AR with a EOtech and a bi-pod…….

  • lisarichards124

    Gentlemen, we ladies like these men, real men, not the Brad Pitt-sy guys who we know carry their wives handbags and their wives are man enough to beat up the mugger

  • Brooklynresident

    Swimming too. Never heard of a diver’s knife?

    Custom rifle? Just buy one that fits you. Better to have a cheap gun with the bullets to shoot out of it, than a fancy sculpture that leaves you no money to load it with. I am average size, so I’m lucky this way.

    • Igor

      Well, if a .303 Enfield with a scope is “custom”, I’m right in there. Otherwise, what a load of crap. As you said, Brooklynresident better to have a gun that shoots nd has pleanty of ammo then a fancy one that can’t due to lack of money to buy ammo!
      Buy a shotgun, as well. Nuttin’ like a “street sweeper” for up-close-and-personal defense!

      • http://cia.americanspecialops.com/air-branch/ NASA

        Does my Cheytac 408 count as a custom weapon?

        • JB Andrews

          Does it make coffee too? I like the nut cracker on the back and the bottle opener on the side. Does it take bullets too or just that new fangled electrical firing stuff. I have a 20 year old pump 12 ga. and a 30 year old pump Remington .30-06. They are not pretty but I bag my limit every year !! And if I need to protect my family, they will burst a head every time !

          • http://cia.americanspecialops.com/air-branch/ NASA

            I too have a old 30-06 and I find it works just fine at 300yds.

          • Dave

            Ain’t too many problems a man can’t fix, with a little bit of cash and a 30-06.

    • JB Andrews

      Hey Brook… Well said I have two .30-06′s. Neither is a custom rifle. Don’t know what I would do with one anyway nor see any reason for the added expense. But I like the rest of the authors thoughts !

  • scrambo

    if you can’t afford a custom rifle; atleast get your rifle customized and learn to shoot a tight group…a tight group says something….holes all over the paper don’t…

  • willowa

    Excellent list, the only thing I might add is (I realize there are a ‘skillion’ possibilities here), Sgt Alvin York and Audie Murphy, given that they were both ‘men on the ground’. One the rifleman’s rifleman and the other the most decorated American soldier in WWII.For the people who rail about the custom rifle, I’m sure the author didn’t mean, ‘if you have to break yourself to do it’, etc, but probably, if you can (I don’t have one, by the way), it is simply an indulgence that many men would want if they could. Personally, I don’t care for one (unless adding a scope to the one scoped rifle I have counts), I’m more utilitarian, but everyone else can own all the custom weapons they want, fine by me!

    • LetMeGuessThis

      Alvin York was the rifleman’s rifleman, but he stopped the charge (killing 25 Germans and capturing 135) with his 1911. He resorted to this after the Germans figured out his reloading pauses on his rifle and charged him.

      • willowa

        Exact statistics are hard to come by, as accounts vary somewhat. According to ‘Worldwarone.com, he killed 17 ‘by sniping’ and seven with his pistol when they charged him. Varying statistics aside, you are right, he was as good with a pistol (and undoubtedly glad he had one), and thanks for pointing that out.

    • Lever Gun will Travel

      Another WWI rifleman who recorded his experiences was Herbert McBride. Good story about an IN Guardsman who went to war with Canada because we weren’t quick enough about it. He spent his time with machine guns and being a sniper. Entertaining book.

      As for the custom rifle thing…what makes a custom? I have ‘sporterized’ versions of an Enfield and Mauser. They are custom in that they suit me, with open sights too, but they are field pieces not unusable artwork.

      • willowa

        Good point, thanks.

  • SargintRock

    Most Excellent! My Papaw, when someone would ask him if he had a knife they could borrow, would ALWAYS reply with a look of DISDAIN and say,” Got my pants on, don’t I?!!” p.s. It was a well worn Barlow!

  • donl

    There ya’ go again, talking about me behind my back !

  • Timur

    I love those old time meat pole pictures full of dead deer and sometimes bear, that’s good history.

    • http://cia.americanspecialops.com/air-branch/ NASA

      Usually there is a hanging line of fish to go with it…HA.

  • sirwiley

    I always havw a knife when I am swimming and I keep one in the shower. The rest of the time I have 6 to ten knives on me depending on the mission of the day. Dealing with some of the fellow humans in this world taught me to always be armed. It is not for attack, but for defense against attackers. War lessons.

  • Pilgrim

    Real men don’t need a list of what a real man needs to have.

    • MildBill

      Exactly ! . . We all can’t be a 275 lb. Brock Lesnar or 9th Degree Black Belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. . . I believe it CAN be cultivated, but it’s a internal thing, a mindset. . . .Some big guys with big talk went to pieces in Vietnam when the going got tough and I’ve seen men that were small in stature that rose to the occasion and got the job done. . THEY were some of the biggest men I ever saw. . .When you put your @ss on the line for a buddy, THAT’s a real man in my book. . . . Luckily I had a real man for a father and saw first hand how a real man thinks and goes about business. . . He didn’t seem to need any kind of list.

  • pj4me

    I am married to a real man because he didn’t need a list to naturally do what’s on the list.

    And as far as this comment:’ We don’t have many hangings these days.’ A shame really. I know one that would be justified.

  • Socialism is Organized Evil

    We also need to keep in mind that Mason’s Declaration of Rights, Madison’s Federalist 46, & Hamilton’s Federalist 29 offer insight into the founders opinions on self-defense.

  • Michael Geer

    Lists .. meh ..

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