Caveman Skills

Everything around the cave from BBQ, hunting, fishing, fighting, and organizing so you can watch less, do more, and be a better man.

Hunter or Gatherer - Man Makes Fire

Hunter or Gatherer – It’s Your Life

"It’s better to die on your feet than to live on your knees." — Emiliano Zapata I like to categorize people and things because categorizing helps me make sense of the world around me -- and to generalize in t...
A Fear Based Life Style - Man Makes Fire

Beat the Fear-Based Lifestyle to Death — Forever

A Fear-Based Lifestyle -- Beat It! Over the past two years, I have started to live a Man Makes Fire lifestyle that is based on two core components: adventure and camaraderie. I get the opportunity to talk t...

5 Songs to Live By

Rockin the stage. Studies in neuroscience have shown that music is capable of influencing complex neurological processes. What I get from this is that the type of music I listen to affects me in different w...
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Grow Your Tribe

Now that you have a tribe, you can grow it, and to do that you need to organize the tribe. It's not so hard. Once you start talking and paying attention, you'll be surprised at how many guys are starving to g...

Tribe Building 101

Every man has lone-wolf moments: motorcycle rides, runs, excurions, and fist fights. But even the lone wolf is better in a pack, and so are you. No, I'm not talking about breeding yourself a family, getting mar...

How to Lock in Resolve that Can Last 12 Months

Beer, economics, a manly book . . . all part of the BAD MF'R plan. Like many men, at the start of each new year, I half-assedly attempt to reflect upon my life in order to create improvement goals for the f...

Spend on Experiences – Not Stuff

Thomas DeLeire at the University of Wisconsin recently published research examining nine major categories of consumption. His discovery was that the only category to be positively related to happiness was leisu...

Are You Whipped? Uh Oh, Here’s Your Way Out

If there was any hesitation in your mind when you read the title question, you’re whipped.* You might as well break out the handcuffs and hand the key to the chick who’s running your life. But there’s ho...