1. Patch a radiator hose
That’s in a car, right? I guess that would be a NO.
2. Protect your computer
This I can do. I suspect many women can too. I mean, computers come with the protection software, right? Still, I merit a YES
3. Rescue a boater who as capsized
What the hell? Okay, what is a boater? I assume that means a person who is on a boat. But how can a person be capsized? Sure, the boat can be capsized, but the person? Sure, I know how to pull a person from the water, but…. Oh, well. Since I don’t understand the question, I guess I get a NO
4. Frame a wall
I can put a frame on a wall. Does that count? Oh. okay. NO
5. Retouch digital photosi
Why, YES, I can use my manly virile attributes and click "Clear redeye" on my Photoshop. Arrrrrr!
6. Back up a trailer
Into what? I suppose I could, but I’ve never had an opportunity to. What’s the diffiulty? I’ve backed up a large U-Haul and a school bus, so I’m giving myself a YES here.
7. Build a campfire
Presumably, I have matches, right? I mean, I’m not like Tom Hanks on that island, right? YES, I know how to do this. Make a teepee with the wood blah blah blah….
8. Fix a dead outlet
Believe it or not, YES
9. Navigate with a map and compass
Hey! I can navigate without a map and compass, too. By the stars! No kidding. Big YES here.
10. Use a torque wrench
Okay. I actually tried this not too long ago to replace my kitchen faucet. Long story short, I lack a kitchen faucet. NO
11. Sharpen a knife
Um, you use a knife sharpener. YES
12. Perform CPR
YES. Again I ask, why is this a "man" skill?
13. Fillet a fish
Ugh. Why? NO
14. Maneuver a car out of a skid
Yeah, but here’s the thing. That whole "turn in to the skid" thing is crap. You can’t recall it when you need it. But the answer is YES
15. Get a car unstuck
Presumably, this does not mean call AAA to get the car unstuck. But even still, I’m going to give myself a YES
16. Back up data
The answer is YES, but I don’t do it nearly as often as I should
17. Paint a room
18. Mix concrete
And get all dirty? NO
19. Clean a bolt-action rifle
For the love of all things holy, NO
20. Change oil and filter
Well, I did once but as I recall, it was a fiasco. So that’s a NO. (Bet I could next time if I tried though)
21. Hook up an HDTV
Piece of cake. That’s a YES
22. Bleed brakes
They bleed? Really? Okay. Is that, like, a good thing? Guess I deserve a NO on that one.
23. Paddle a canoe
Why, YES. Not that hard really.
24. Fix a bike flat
Unless the technology has changed since, oh, twenty years ago, the answer is YES.
25. Extend your wireless network
Child’s play. YES
16 out of 25. Better than I thought.