Go Bags – Adventure More Often

Go Bags - Adventure Quickly Without Hassle Use 'Go Bags' to increase adventure opportunities, save time, maintain your sanity, and improve your sex life. You have probably heard of bug out bags or get ho...
Where is your weekend headed?

5 Tips To Fire Up Weekends

Where is your weekend headed? Hopefully you have noticed a huge theme in my blog posts: Weekends are not for chores! Now I want to add another theme: Weekends are not 1 activity plans. When I ask guys, "Wha...
Duct Tape and First Aid Man Makes Fire

Tape and Glue: First Aid For Men

"Yup, that's going to need four stitches." "Nope, I'm not going to get stitches." I don't know how many times you have heard this conversation, but if you play sports and adventure as much as I do, you ac...

How to Get Started Geocaching

Geocaching: Teach navigation, map reading, and much more. Geocaching is an outdoor hunting game. I'm not talking 'Surviving the Game' hunting here, I'm talking small containers with fun stuff in it hunting....

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...
Razor Clam

West Coast Razor Clams

  I know, I know, razor clamming? Glorified hole digging? How the hell does that make it onto Man Makes Fire? Here is the situation: The wife is leaving town for the weekend, and it's just me and th...
Jumping in the Illinois River at Grants Pass Oregon

Carpe Praesenti – Seize the Moment

Everyone has heard Carpe Diem, otherwise known as Seize the Day, but I am challenging us to do even better: Carpe Praesenti, a.k.a. Seize the Moment. My. family and I, which consists of Myself, My Wife, ...