Monthly Archives: May 2015

Tools For Every Mans Toolbox

wrench-717684_640There has not been a day in a mans life where a tool was needed or could have been used to make a project easier to complete but with all of these master toolboxes out there, where do you start?  Today I take you though my three main toolboxes and give a little insight on how these tools are used and how they are handled.  At the end I spend a little bit of time to help you not be the guy that borrows the tool and gives it back in worse shape than when borrowed.

Join me as I discuss:

  • How to get your show topic covered
  • Why I keep multiple boxes
  • What tools do I use for woodworking
  • What tools are used for vehicle maintenance
  • Tools for everyday use
  • Tools meant for basic work

Didn’t hear your favorite tool on todays show, let me know about it! Picture from: http://pixabay.com/en/wrench-spanner-repair-fix-toolbox-717684/

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Drowning: Spotting it and Stopping it

drowning spotting it and stopping itMemorial Day is today and to most of us this means that we are going to crank up the grill and destroy some burgers and hot dogs.  For a lot more of us this means that swimming pools are opening up for the summer and this means that people of all ages go for a swim.  Growing up we have all learned that drowning meant looking a certain way and we were to always call the lifeguard to help.  What if I told you drowning didn’t look like the way we were supposed to see it look like.  What if I told you to save a drowning person wont be as easy as we see on TV.  There are a lot of reasons why people don’t necessarily drown like they are supposed to.  This is where I am stepping in today.

Join me today as I talk about:

  • First, what is memorial day and what do we remember on this day
  • The short version of the article Drowning Does Not Look Like Drowning
  • My background in lifeguarding
  • My rescues while lifeguarding
  • Reach, Throw, and Go
  • What drowning looks like
  • How to approach a drowning victim
  • Differences between drowning victims
  • How to escape the grasp of an active drowning victim
  • What to do at shore

If you have not checked out the CPR or Medical Pt. 1 shows, give them a listen to.  I compound on the subject in the show.

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6 More Skills Every Man Should Know

6 skills every man should knowWhen looking over the vast array of skills my grandfathers and father posses it hales in comparison in  what my skills are today.  I am here to gather a small list of skills that I feel every man should know how to do.  I do dive somewhat into all skills so the podcast is a little longer than usual, however if I feel like they should be on the show, I am going to go into depth with them.  I challenge to you is that you should come up with a few ideas in regard to skills.  Below is a comment section that you should type into and let me know what you think about them.

  • Wood Splitting
  • Laddering a building
  • Driving a stick shift
  • Knowing north from south
  • Jump start a car
  • Tell a funny story

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Camping Like A Gentleman

Camping_by_Barriere_Lake,_British_Columbia_-_20040801If you have never been camping you have not lived yet.   Being outside for a full 24 hours or longer is intoxicating by itself.  You learn a lot about yourself and discover things that you have never known about yourself.  Camping is a learning experience for children by expanding their interests and their imaginations.  Going back to when my grandfather and father took me camping as a child brings back memories that I will never forget.  However there is a right and a wrong way to go camping.  There were a few links used during this episode:

Join me today as we talk about:

  • Backyard camping
  • Beside the car camping
  • Backpacking camping
  • The basics of each
  • Tips about:
    • Fire
    • Food
    • Clothing
    • Misc
    • Activities

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The American Flag

the american flagThe Untied States of America’s Flag means a lot to a lot of different people.  It can bring a variety of different emotions out in someone from happy and proud to sad and disappointment.  I had an email from a listener suggesting that I do a show about displaying the American Flag.  I wanted to take it a step further.  I am doing a show about what the American Flag means to me and what it means to others.  At the end of the show I play an audio clip from a mentor of mine.  Jack Spirko- If I Wanted To Save America is the youtube video I got the audio from.

Join me today as I discuss:

  • The laws associated with displaying the american flag
  • What the terminology associated with the american flag is
  • What others believe the american flag means to them
  • What I feel the american flag means to me

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How to prepare for a job interview

how to prepare for an interviewSometime in every gentleman’s life they have to come up and ask another gentleman for a job.  During this time there is a stressful time in which the gentleman goes through your history and makes sure that you are right for the job.  This is called the interview.  The interview is where you articulate your skills and your passion for working for your paycheck.  The fact is that I have seen some seriously botched interviews in my lifetime and I have been through many interviews.  There is a right and a wrong way to do this along with a dash of flair and a sprinkle of luck.

Join me today as I talk about:

  • How to conduct research for your interview
  • Prepare for common interview questions
  • Tips for before the interview
  • Tips for meeting the interviewer
  • How your body language is important
  • Answering the interview questions
  • Thanking the interviewer
  • Extra tips

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The Gentleman’s Code

the gentleman's codeEvery gentleman needs a code to live by.  This is a gentleman’s code that is the proverbial line drawn in the sand.  The gentleman cannot be pushed further than this line until something has to change.  There also has to be standards instilled in a gentleman that he does not cross or deviate from.  Some call these principals, some call these values, but all can consider it a code.  I submit to you today a list that I am going to call the gentleman’s code.  There are 10 rules that I live by every single day and encourage you to do so.  A gentleman should be aware that it is a skill to take away concepts more than anything and a skilled gentleman creates their own code to live by.

Join me today as I talk about:

  • What is a gentleman’s code
  • Why should a gentleman have a code
  • What my code is comprised of
    1. be your own man
    2. lying is only to be used when it is constructive
    3. when a friend ask for help, you do so
    4. actions are louder than words
    5. be the man you would look up to
    6. being smart is better than being loud
    7. respect others time
    8. listen more than you speak
    9. dress better than the occasion
    10. be your own man

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Basic Fire Protection

firefighters-696167_640Not everyone is a firefighter nor should they, but there is a time a place in which you should know basic fire protection practices for your home.  A gentleman should take this to heart and gets things done about preventing fire.  Basic fire protection is the topic of discussion for today.  This is to get you started with being smart about the real possibility of experiencing your house and all of your belongings go up in a roaring fire.  However with a little bit of skill and preparation you can rebuild your life with your family by your side.

Join me today as I talk about:

  • How to develop a plan
  • What you children need to know
  • Being smart about heat sources
  • The skinny about residential sprinklers
  • My rant about smoke detectors
  • What you need to know about fire extinguishers

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10 drinks you should be a pro at making

bartender richThere comes a time in a gentleman’s life where they will be asked to make a drinks for someone.  Pulling out your phone and thumbing though a long list of strange drinks titles and crazy different ingredients are a thing of the past.  Having a mental Rolodex of classic drinks that you can reference is an essential part of a skilled gentleman.  My list of 10 drinks you should be a pro at making may not be the same list that you would have put together.  Let me know on the Facebook page or in the comment section below.

In today’s show we will talk about:

  • Tips for making a mixed drinks
  • What you should buy for making drinks
  • How to make
    • Old Fashioned
    • Mojito
    • Margarita
    • Tequila Sunrise
    • Gin and Tonic
    • Whiskey Sour
    • Mai Tai
    • Cosmo
    • Manhattan
    • Between the sheets

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