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And because “If it’s worth doing it’s worth overdoing. . . .”

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  • ghostsniper March 9, 2022, 3:49 AM

    Basic dood stuff

  • gwbnyc March 9, 2022, 4:16 AM
  • Mumblix Grumph March 9, 2022, 5:28 AM

    Twenty-five year old Landcruiser. Three inch lift. Thirty-five inch tires. Driving where mountain goats fear to tread.
    Basic Dude Stuff.

    • Dirk March 10, 2022, 9:20 PM

      1979 Toyota Landcruiser 2F. Owned it since 82/83, sitting in the drive as I write this. 3 life, I don’t have 35s, mines a semi stock 6 with a a cam, headers electronic ignition now, runs great. 99780 original miles.

      Got a 30mm carb, giving me issues.

  • George Christiansen March 9, 2022, 6:12 AM

    That’s not how you cut a log with a chainsaw (cut the overhanging part or it binds) or how you solder a pipe (heat the joint, not the pipe),.

    Basic stuff, dude.

    • ed in upstate ny March 9, 2022, 3:03 PM

      …or use a ripsaw to crosscut.

      • George Christiansen March 10, 2022, 7:14 AM

        Didn’t catch that one.

        At least it works though.

        The other two are flat out dangerous.

  • Mike Austin March 9, 2022, 6:29 AM

    The thing about “Basic Dude Stuff” is that, while the nature of men and masculinity has not changed since Adam, the stuff that all men were required to know has changed—sometimes drastically. Here is a list that all men in Republican Rome (509 BC – 30 BC) had to be able to do. Remember that in ancient Rome you were a man at 16 years old and were expected to take your place in the legions:

    “Handle a short sword, throw a javelin, walk 30 miles a day with full military panoply, bake bread on the march, build a small city every night, sew and repair clothing and sandals, work in teams of 100, handle mules, be accustomed to slaying men while stepping in urine, intestines and feces, kill men until the centurion tells you to stop, build and repair siege machines, siege works and artillery on the fly, become a master at taking well-defended towns, become acquainted with the price and maintenance of slaves around the Mediterranean, become expert at pick, axe and shovel, be well-rehearsed at close order drill, small infantry tactics and hand-to-hand combat, plant and harvest wheat, understand political propaganda, obey orders, give orders, construct latrines, forts, roads and aqueducts.”

    To the Romans this was “basic dude stuff”. Here is a 20 year old list from “Popular Mechanics”:

    “Patch a radiator hose, protect your computer, rescue a boater who has capsized, frame a wall, retouch digital photos, back up a trailer, build a campfire, fix a dead outlet, navigate with a map and compass, use a torque wrench, sharpen a knife, perform CPR, fillet a fish, maneuver a car out of a skid, get a car unstuck, back up data, paint a room, mix concrete, clean a bolt-action rifle, change oil and filter, hook up an HDTV, bleed brakes, paddle a canoe, fix a bike flat, extend your wireless network.”

    I can do a lot of that stuff, but the CPR thing has me spooked since everyone upon whom I performed it in the USAF died. Oops.

    And of course, my own list of “basic dude stuff”. I wrote these down 13 years ago. I can still do most of them given enough time and whiskey.

    “Shoot a pistol, prepare meals, handle a manual transmission 4-wheel drive truck, talk to God, clean a home, read and understand history, administer basic emergency medical care, walk ten miles a day with full pack for at least two weeks, set up any tent in any weather, save a drowning man, teach an adolescent about his life and times, read and understand women, handle teenagers in the wilds, work a machete, repair a camp stove, tent, pack and boots while in the woods, run 5 miles, swim one mile and bike 20 miles all without a break, ride a motorcycle, set up and operate computers, explain the purposes of music, literature and art, laugh easily, tell the difference between sham and real, survive alone for days at a time, recover when defeated or lost, cook meals on long trips in the wilderness, handle unexpected encounters with dangerous animals.”

    I have no use for tools or knots or cooking BBQ or opening bottles with my bare hands. But that’s just me.

    But all of this “basic dude stuff” can really be boiled down to a single sentence. It was spoken by the most complete Man who ever lived. His advice on masculinity was simple:

    “A man should love the Lord with all his heart.”

    Everything else is extra credit.

    • OneGuy March 9, 2022, 12:11 PM

      Having grown up in the big city I include things like: Knowing if someone is following me or even watching me. Being able to notice people doing things out of the ordinary or suspicious. Spotting a concealed weapon. Identifying a possible threatening situation and instantly reacting to it. Being able to observe while appearing to be unobservant. Protecting the innocent, elderly and weak.

      • Mike Austin March 9, 2022, 12:24 PM

        I’m getting the hang of all of that. Just knowing what the Hell is happening around me at all times has become my survival mode. I do not want to die from carelessness. Being alone in the wilderness is normal for me. Walking around the city is not. I’m learning it because I have to.

        • ghostsniper March 9, 2022, 1:04 PM

          You people are getting ridiculous. Situational awareness should have been ingrained in you from long ago. No sane man should be walking around in a city except for very temporary and mandatory reasons. I don’t even remember the last time I was in a city. Maybe last year, or the one before.

          • Mike Austin March 9, 2022, 1:18 PM

            I developed situational awareness in the jungles south of the Rio Grande. I had no choice: either figure it out or die alone in the rain forest. So I did figure it out. Translating that to the urban environments of the US took some doing; they are not at all the same.

            I once took a cop friend of mine—he had been in many street fights and had killed a man—to the rather mild jungles of Costa Rica. He could not handle them. He showed himself to be a class act pussy and weakling. Lesson: situational awareness changes due to the culture and environment.

            When shit goes south, I am better in the tropical jungle than I am among cities and freeways.

          • Dr. McCullogh March 11, 2022, 3:49 PM

            “No sane man should be walking around in a city except for very temporary and mandatory reasons. I don’t even remember the last time I was in a city.”

            Those are the words of someone with deep-set psychological scars, and exude paranoia, agoraphobia, and a form of sociopathy caused by an overwhelming lack of self-confidence and a perceived need for self-isolation.

            Hiding in a closet will not make the evils of the world go away- it will only increase your antisocial behavior.
            You should immediately seek help for your ASPD, as it is a progressive type of mental illness that will otherwise only get worse.

            • ghostsniper March 12, 2022, 8:50 AM

              Yes, of course doctor, I will take your advice right away.
              Now go change your heavily soiled panties.

  • Vanderleun March 9, 2022, 7:10 AM

    Then there’s Heinlein’s famous list. . .

    • Mike Austin March 9, 2022, 7:37 AM

      I can do only 7 on Heinlein’s list. I won’t know the final one until I am dead. But I have my hopes up.

    • James ONeil March 9, 2022, 9:48 AM

      Did all but the last one. Had to remember ’bout setting a bone, oh yea, when I was volunteer EMT in the oil patch…

  • Tom Hyland March 9, 2022, 7:33 AM

    I’m going to add this to the list. Mike Adams has written several reasons to familiarize yourself with crypto… my fine dudes. I haven’t gone here yet but now it appears the time has come. https://www.naturalnews.com/2022-03-08-the-crypto-tipping-point-has-arrived-as-corporate-banks-shatter-public-trust.html

    • ghostsniper March 9, 2022, 10:39 AM

      Good article, thanks Tom.
      I too haven’t gone there yet but yes, it may be time.

    • Gordon Scott March 10, 2022, 11:04 AM

      I have been dabbling in crypto for a year. Had I dabbled a bit more seriously I would have made some serious money. I have an idea of how it works, and why it can work. I can’t say I understand it. But I have this relationship with the last person one might expect to be a serious entrepreneur (but is) and she is teaching me about some of the more intricate parts of the crypto world.

      Holy crap, what is out there. Bitcoin and Ethereum are the wax on the paint on the armor.

      • Tom Hyland March 10, 2022, 5:38 PM

        This is fresh off the innerwebs. A gal with an incredible set of pearly whites is encouraging us to avoid the CBDC (Central Bank Digital Currencies) which are being floated about and tested in China and, actually, all over the globe. She encourages you to get into the private cryptos and fly under and away from the Evil Eye that seeks to rule us. A 14 minute video with a charming hostess.

  • Dirk March 9, 2022, 7:34 AM

    Pats an animal, ex Delta Trooper, shoot instructor, all around good dude.

    Everything he highlighted is indeed, basic dude stuff.

  • John Venlet March 9, 2022, 7:35 AM

    Specialization is for insects.

    How true, and easily verifiable in today’s world of insects.

  • azlibertarian March 9, 2022, 7:43 AM

    Clear your cache regularly.

    Basic Dude Stuff

  • Dirk March 9, 2022, 7:46 AM

    Crypto will go the way of the dodo bird. Call me old fashioned, stacking gold silver platinum, etc etc has been around along time. Where I buy my stackables, we don’t put our names on the sales receipt.

    Cash only, use a mark for signature, tough to track.

    Uncle sugar will at some point shut crypto down,,,,, only to start their own. The State will not be denied their cut.

    • ghostsniper March 9, 2022, 1:09 PM

      Did you read the article? There’s some insight in it. I learned something from it. In a way, if you are using FRN’s currently, you’re already using a form of “crypto” but a very unsecure version. PM’s? Of course. But how are you “spending” them? Go read the article. As for PM’s, I’ve been buying here for over a year. Good pricing and availability and free shipping if you buy a certain amount. https://www.jmbullion.com/

  • James ONeil March 9, 2022, 9:55 AM

    Basic dude stuff? Beta dude stuff, but maybe if he keeps working at it and stops waxing his wee beard…

  • KCK March 9, 2022, 12:30 PM

    Snaplink? It’s a carabiner.

    That’s like calling it a “clip,” when it’s a furKin’ “magazine.”

    However, dude approved. Carry on.

    • Dirk March 9, 2022, 8:26 PM

      Yard Bird! Amusing.

  • ghostsniper March 9, 2022, 1:19 PM

    Looked at a quarter of the 2nd vid.
    Doods a fag.

    • Vanderleun March 9, 2022, 1:36 PM

      With all due respect, this guy could fuck your shit up in a nanosecond on the best, strongest, and most skilled fighting day of your entire life.

      Pat McNamara (Mac) has 22 years of Special Operations experience, 13 of which were in 1st SFOD-D. He has extensive experience in hostile fire/combat zones in the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. He trains individuals at basic and advanced levels of marksmanship and combat tactics.

      When he worked in the premier special missions unit, he became an impeccable marksman, shooting with accurate, lethal results and tactical effectiveness. McNamara has trained tactical applications of shooting to people of all levels of marksmanship, from varsity level soldiers, and police officers who work the streets to civilians with little to no time behind the trigger.

      His military experience quickly taught him that there is more to tactical marksmanship than merely squeezing the trigger. Utilizing his years of experience, McNamara developed a training methodology that is safe, effective and combat relevant and encourages a continuous thought process. This methodology teaches how to maintain safety at all times and choose targets that force accountability, as well as provides courses covering several categories, including individual, collective, on line and standards.

      McNamara retired from the Army’s premier hostage rescue unit as a Sergeant Major and is the author of T.A.P.S. (Tactical Application of Practical Shooting). Pat McNamara’s website: http://tmacsinc.com/

      • Dirk March 9, 2022, 8:47 PM

        I’ve attended Pats classes, he is “ The real deal”. An odd ball, but an outstanding trainer, he’s intense to a fault. If the opportunity arises to attend any of his classes, do it, You will walk away a far better shooter.

        While you may enjoy levels of situational awareness, do a couple days with Pat, you will be switched on Biggly.

        Situational awareness is literally, “extreme attention to detail”. Who, What Where, When
        Why and How, in any order. Meaning your feed back OODA loop can come in odd and unusual patterns. That’s fine, as long as your brains constantly connecting the dots, evaluates for danger

        Fight Flight Freeze. Their is a time to Fight,,,,A time for Flight,,,, their is never a moment to Freeze,,, freeze equals dead.

        • Vanderleun March 10, 2022, 7:26 AM

          “. . . freeze equals dead.”

          I learned it as “Get off the X.”

          • Dirk March 10, 2022, 10:57 AM

            Yes sir! Ain’t nothing good happening on the X.

      • ghostsniper March 10, 2022, 4:55 AM

        There’s military, then there’s everything else. I’ve done both. The first rule of everything is to be distant from most things potentially dangerous, like blow hards. That he would make vids of something so silly as “dood stuff” is telling. In spite of all you’ve written about him he still seems to question his “manliness”. Whatever…

        • Dirk March 10, 2022, 6:22 AM

          Lol, ghost, Pat makes bank on his gig. We live in a world were “hard”Is a way of life. Their are very few places one can receive the creds Pat has. It’s a small club, you and me aren’t in it.

          SF, SEAL, MAR SOC, some over seas units. Most confuse physical toughness as the key ,,,,,,,,it is in fact a level of mental fitness, required to succeed.

          But then you already know this.

        • Rocky March 11, 2022, 3:28 PM

          You’ve “done military”? Doing what- peeling potatoes while spending all your time doing KP?
          Ever been in actual combat? Not combat with your wife or cat, actual MILITARY combat with guns and stuff? No, you have not.
          We know you’ve never been (or ever will be) a sniper, you just use that as a fantasy moniker to stroke your ego.

          You should know all about being a “blow hard,” you’re the queen of it around here.
          Tell us again all about your “70,000 architectural projects,” OK?
          You make Hillary Clinton look like Honest Abe.

          • ghostsniper March 12, 2022, 8:57 AM

            pedo troll throws up another wall of text made up from little bitch lies
            still hanging out in the school crossing lanes?

            • Rocky March 12, 2022, 9:56 AM

              Face it- you have NEVER been in any type of military combat.
              You’ve never been a “sniper.”
              Considering the volume of lies you post here, I find it doubtful you were even in the service. And if you were, never above PVT rank.

              Prove me wrong- and post the proof here for all to see.

              PS- calling someone a “gov’t pedo troll’ is NOT proof of your service.

              • Vanderleun March 12, 2022, 1:00 PM

                OK… That’s enough. Break it up and retire to opposite corners.

                “Those involved in an internet pissing contest will never win. They will all just get soaked.” — Basic Dude Stuff.

                LET A SMILE BE YUR UMBRELLA!

    • Rocky March 11, 2022, 3:15 PM

      Ghostboy, he could rip your overweight, agoraphobic, weak, paranoid, balding, lying ass into tiny shreds in a second, maybe less. You’ve already admitted that you can’t handle a fistfight and have to rely on your little 9mm pistol if ever in a confrontation.

      Your lies have surpassed the “Jussie Smollet” level, and you’ve ruined any credibility you may have once had. You’re pathetic, weak, and terrified of the world.

      You’ve made yourself the “class clown” here at A.D.

      • ghostsniper March 12, 2022, 8:59 AM

        pedo troll tries a new handle
        it puts “free candy” signs out front

        • Vanderleun March 12, 2022, 1:00 PM

          Lest I repeat myself. . . .

          OK… That’s enough. Break it up and retire to opposite corners.

          “Those involved in an internet pissing contest will never win. They will all just get soaked.” — Basic Dude Stuff.


  • Tom Hyland March 9, 2022, 6:20 PM

    I’m going to investigate this crypto thing. Having an extra tool in your kit is basic dude stuff. Might come in handy. Might get wiped if they shut down the internet. If they shut off the electricity then we are in the jungle. The shit can’t hit the fan because you’re going to have to chuck it hard at that point. Here’s something basic… Mark Dice explains how phony and dangerous the Federal Reserve is. All in a concise video about 7 minutes in length. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMovtx-sRxo

  • The Joker March 9, 2022, 9:03 PM

    Dude stuff is a construct of the white male capitalist patriarchy.
    Femmeworld will have sporty spandex jackets and dull empty slogans while living in the favela pod and eating bugs, you’ll own nothing and love it in Schwabworld, comrade.
    Don’t forget to post up a selfie by the egalitarian slit trench latrine! OMG! Like so kewl everyone is like so equal.

    • Dirk March 10, 2022, 11:04 AM

      Joker, ahhhhhh,

      For the record, I bought and paid for what we own, it’s mine, THEY can go fuck themselves.

      Being the capitalist pig I am, a guy shows up at my door, “ on the home I own”. With a Remington 700, and a 26 inch fluted bull barrel. He’s left handed, the 700 is right hand. Nice cheeses scope, aftermarket stock with riser comb, and stock extension. Paid 450.00 for it.

      He doubled his money yesterday. A 300 wm.

      • ghostsniper March 12, 2022, 9:03 AM

        A left handed bolt in the hands of a right hander means he can cycle the bolt while keeping his trigger finger on the trigger.

  • Rocky March 12, 2022, 10:31 AM

    Wow, what great advice- to keep your “trigger finger on the trigger” while working the bolt!
    What could possibly go WRONG while doing that?
    I would imagine that a real “sniper” would know all about safe trigger finger placement- like keeping the finger on the trigger GUARD until the target is in the sights.

    Your firearm “techniques” and “advice” aren’t just idiotic, they’re downright dangerous and potentially deadly.
    You’ve become the poster boy for liberals who demand gun control.

    • ghostsniper March 12, 2022, 10:46 AM

      Snagged the pedo troll again. laugh laugh laugh
      No school on saturday…poor pedo troll
      What a baffoon, so easily led…..

      • GoatDiaper March 12, 2022, 12:09 PM

        Ah, the universal reply when his lies and idiocy are pointed out- to call someone a pedo, a troll, or “baffoon.” (BTW, correct spelling is “buffoon”)

        Just remember to keep your rifle barrel full of grease, a round chambered, and your finger on the trigger when inspecting the barrel crown.

        • Vanderleun March 12, 2022, 1:01 PM

          For the THIRD FUCKING TIME. . .

          OK… That’s enough. Break it up and retire to opposite corners.

          “Those involved in an internet pissing contest will never win. They will all just get soaked.” — Basic Dude Stuff.


  • steve March 14, 2022, 5:22 AM

    Too bad he was doing a cross cut with that handsaw, not a rip cut.