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Post: #76
RE: Manly Hobbies
Boating/sailing
Flying
Getting a motorcycle or older car
Hiking
Biking
Shooting
Hunting or fishing
Skiing
Golfing
Visiting national and state parks
Camping
Lifting
Swimming
Running
Road trips

So many interesting things to do
10-21-2019 04:10 PM
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Post: #77
RE: Manly Hobbies
I have very few hobbies these days. I used to do a lot more in the states but seven years of wandering the world has snuffed out most of them.

Old hobbies:
Classic car restoration
Remodeling (building a deck, new roof, etc)
**Splitting firewood was a favorite.
Indoor growing
Taking care of animals. (Dogs, chickens)
Horseback riding
Dirt biking
Krav/bjj
Farming
Fishing
Hunting
Biking
Motorcycles
Basic mechanics
Fixing stuff
Shooting
Bow hunting
Coin collecting (I used to collect quarters)
Canoeing

Hobbies while traveling:
Internet marketing
Growing IG account (what a waste)
Fornicating (waste, harmful)
Drinking vodka (makes you feel bad, unhealthy)
Recreational marijuana use (waste)
Fashion (kinda gay after a certain point)
Writing (mental masturbation)
Weightlifting (fun but also mostly a waste)

Honestly having cool hobbies that I like are hard while living in an Airbnb 500m from the center of a city. My hobbies have suffered greatly.
10-21-2019 04:25 PM
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RE: Manly Hobbies
(10-21-2019 04:25 PM)PainPositive Wrote:  I have very few hobbies these days. I used to do a lot more in the states but seven years of wandering the world has snuffed out most of them.

Old hobbies:
Classic car restoration
Remodeling (building a deck, new roof, etc)
**Splitting firewood was a favorite.
Indoor growing
Taking care of animals. (Dogs, chickens)
Horseback riding
Dirt biking
Krav/bjj
Farming
Fishing
Hunting
Biking
Motorcycles
Basic mechanics
Fixing stuff
Shooting
Bow hunting
Coin collecting (I used to collect quarters)
Canoeing

Hobbies while traveling:
Internet marketing
Growing IG account (what a waste)
Fornicating (waste, harmful)
Drinking vodka (makes you feel bad, unhealthy)
Recreational marijuana use (waste)
Fashion (kinda gay after a certain point)
Writing (mental masturbation)
Weightlifting (fun but also mostly a waste)

Honestly having cool hobbies that I like are hard while living in an Airbnb 500m from the center of a city. My hobbies have suffered greatly.

This is actually a really great post that outlines the downsides of constant travel from place to place(versus say visiting one location regularly). There is really not too much you can do when youre traveling around with no solid footing so to speak, other than a majority of the stuff you listed(obviously you can do more, but that requires alot of dedication). I suppose one could argue for photography as a hobby but most will just end up posting that on Instagram or something and falls into the waste of time category other than the personal fulfillment you might get from it(that doesn't come from likes).

Its something I am weighing in my decision when I eventually move some. I have been getting back into mountain biking as I've been trying to spend more time in nature and I love it. So if I go traveling somewhere now it would be nice to incorporate that into my travels so they have some more purpose to them other than just partying and fornicating. I've read Japan has some amazing down hill mountain biking and I can't wait the next time I get a chance to go there in a year or two because I will make that focal point of my trip to visit those spots and rent a bike to ride for a day. But outside of that I don't have too much reason to travel other than to sight see and I don't have an instagram account to post it on. I'd love to goto egypt soon to see the pyramids in person as I think that would be pretty amazing.

I don't know if I'd call things like weight lifting a waste as its about all you can do productive some days but I could see where it could be considered so. I've given up heavy weight lifting for more enjoyable exercises like biking. I still do some lighter training but with heavy stuff I mostly just ended up injured.
10-21-2019 05:09 PM
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Post: #79
RE: Manly Hobbies
There are good alternatives to lifting. I knew a guy that was a rower and he was built like a strong safety. Seems more fun too.
10-21-2019 06:14 PM
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RE: Manly Hobbies
I have a lot of spare storage space in my house as well as a pickup, so one of my hobbies is picking stuff up cheap at yard/estate sales and if needed, fixing it up before re-selling it online. It's an extra source of income that I can do whenever and sometimes I end up finding useful stuff I want. You can save a lot of money on things you otherwise would have overpaid for.

I also shoot guns and play poker. I recommend being armed and proficient in what you own. Poker is just a hobby I have had since college that I enjoy and tend to win more than I lose at. It keeps me out of trouble whenever friends what to go to AC or Vegas.

I work from home a lot for my main job so I can usually get a lot of working out and household stuff done while dialed into pointless meetings, which helps free up my weekends. In the last couple years, I can finally comfortably afford to pay people to do shit I don't want to like clean the gutters.

Like others in the thread, I used to love video games, but they are too much of a time sink and I always regret whatever time I put into one.
10-21-2019 06:37 PM
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Post: #81
RE: Manly Hobbies
Lifting weights: I consider it more of a necessity than a hobby but I still enjoy it quite a bit
BJJ: I just got back into it after a decade hiatus. It’s great conditioning and a good skill to have
Reading: be smart
Fly fishing: There’s absolutely nothing I’d rather do. It’s cheap to get into as long as you’re not caught up in the race to get the coolest gear. The culture can attract some pretentious fools but I don’t get into that. I just like to throw feathers at fish.
10-22-2019 02:50 PM
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RE: Manly Hobbies
Reading. Classics and philosophy are a big part of my material as of late.
Writing.
Building Skills like: Programming, marketing, photography and video editing, development.
Podcasting.
Fitness.
Playing music.
Chess.
Meditation.
Style and fashion.
Yoga.
I can go on.

Whatever fulfills you, whatever you enjoy, I don't see any downsides to doing something that you enjoy and makes you happy, as long as it's not self destructive.

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They gonna love me for my ambition.
10-22-2019 03:16 PM
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RE: Manly Hobbies
(10-22-2019 02:50 PM)CDRhodes Wrote:  Lifting weights: I consider it more of a necessity than a hobby but I still enjoy it quite a bit
BJJ: I just got back into it after a decade hiatus. It’s great conditioning and a good skill to have
Reading: be smart
Fly fishing: There’s absolutely nothing I’d rather do. It’s cheap to get into as long as you’re not caught up in the race to get the coolest gear. The culture can attract some pretentious fools but I don’t get into that. I just like to throw feathers at fish.

Got back on the horse after a decade. Respect. Stay on those mats my brother.

"If you're gonna raise a ruckus, one word of advice: if you're gonna do wrong, buddy, do wrong right."
10-22-2019 03:30 PM
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RE: Manly Hobbies
Here are MY hobbies

Fishing
Hunting
Guns in general
Model cars
Photography
Music production
Video shooting (for rappers)
Achieving Peak male performance, (in every way)
Painting
Coding
Video Games (yeah I know)
Reading (trying to read a book a week)
Cigars (Great having a strong pallete for taste)
Whiskey
Cooking
Bush Craft/Survival
Script writing


Hobbies I want to take up

Herbology
Geography
Geology
Smithing
Being a linguist
Coffee
Meditation
Chess
Military strategies
Farming*
Philosophy
10-22-2019 04:21 PM
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Post: #85
RE: Manly Hobbies
Hunting for gold which can be combined with hiking, photography and biking.

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10-22-2019 06:00 PM
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RE: Manly Hobbies
Outdoors stuff - frees the mind, improves the body, and if you do certain types of things, it can teach you self reliance, planning, and jack your confidence. Im speaking of things like:
Hiking
Primitive camping
Mountain biking
Land navigation ( hiking long distances with no trail, just a destination point, a topographic map, a scale and a compass).
Enduro/hare scramble dirt bike racing
Exploring caves, rock formations, mountains
Basic rock climbing & rappelling
Buy a foreclosure home w/ land and improve it
Learn basic carpentry, electrical
Restore classic cars / jeeps
Marksmanship
Fishing & hunting (I'm not that big into hunting but it will be an invaluable skill if SHTF)
HAM radio - comes in handy if you get in a pinch on one of those hiking trips where there is no cell service or if SHTF.

The outdoors & some of the other things above teach you the consequences of making a bad decision, such as a navigation mistake costing you hours of hiking or taking un needed stuff in your pack & adding weight. Something as simple as twisting an ankle could really cost you if you're deep in the woods - which teaches you to mind your surroundings, manage risk, have a backup plan, etc. It teaches you to push your boundaries & that a little pain won't kill you. You get the point.

Many of these can be combined, of course, for more bang for the buck. I live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of SC and NC, USA, so the above activities are rather easy to go & do here, but this isn't the only place with these options. I'm in my 40's now & have been into most of the above since my teens. Career & family limits the play somewhat now, but things learned from the above still serve me / us well & I can handle what life throws at me much easier than lots of my peers.
10-22-2019 11:03 PM
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RE: Manly Hobbies
I like to consider my hobbies as training. I have a warrior soul. It is my intent to Protect, Provide and Preside within my tribe at a high level of profficiency. I develop the masculine traits of honor, strength, mastery and courage. That said, i find the following beneficial.

1. BJJ. Boxing. KRAV maga. A man needs to be able to fight proficiently.

2. Hunting. I place 2 hobbied into this category A. Bowhunting B. Spearfishing. Both require slecialized and diffficult mastery of tools and weapons and development of important survival skills.

3. Bodybuilding. You cant get strong if you dont train. Every. Man. Should. Lift.

4. Phylosophy. I like to read old books, written by wise men. I refrain from any moral phylosophy as it is false and vain... Might is right. I prefer the greek stoic, ancient chinese military classics. Robert Greene and Nassim Taleb are some modern authors I follow among other.

5. Yoga. This is not a sissy sport. It will improve all other sports. It is one of the cornerstones of my training.

6. Motorcycles. I fucking love them. The men I meet who love them, often are operating on my frequency.

7. Sailing. I am a man of the sea. The sailing niche I enjoy is single handed sailing (alone). I like to make multiday passages preferably in pokr weathee. It builds self reliance, confidence.

8. Bush craft. Because being able to survive in nature with as little as possible is extremely valuable and synergistic with my other pursuits

9.Surfing.this is a hobby that I just started. Its hard, requires athletic ability, connects you with natures energy. I love it. .

10. Semen Retention. Ive found that retaining my semen (not ejaculating) drasticly increases my life force,energy,frequency, among a myriad of other benefits. This takes practice, patience and time. Semen retention is accumulative. I do not masterbate or waste my seed in sluts. Ejaculating is only for making warrior sons.

11. Phycadelics. I have traversed the darien gap, been caught in the outer bands of hurricanes at sea, alone. Faced multiple attackers in a fist fight and lost badly, almost died in motorcycle crashes, faught off tiger sharks while spearfishing among other traumatic events. None of that compares to the difficulty of exploring high dose phycadelics. It is for the brave of heart. It takes a supreme confidence to face the most awefull parts of your subconcious and interact with infinite intelligence face on.


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10-23-2019 04:15 AM
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RE: Manly Hobbies
Thanks. I’ve got 17 year old kids destroying me on the mat but I’m still having a good time.
10-23-2019 01:24 PM
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These are some good ideas.
10-23-2019 09:26 PM
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RE: Manly Hobbies
1. Reading.
- self-help books/social skills/news articles
2. Investing in real estate/crypto/stocks
3. Working out
4. Listening to music
- going to concerts - electro/hiphop/classical
5. Cooking
6. Church/Volunteering

"Don't let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner."
- Heat

"That's the difference between you and me. You wanna lose small, I wanna win big."
10-24-2019 02:36 AM
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RE: Manly Hobbies
Golf

It's something you can carry on into old age. It's varied as all courses are unique and can be a good justification to plan trips abroad to play highly rated courses if that's your thing.





It also provides massive social benefits for men and is pretty much the only activity I can think of that allows you to network with other guys quite effortlessly. Many clubs host weekend competitions for their members during the summer months whereby you would be paired with other members at random. 4 hours walking round a course is ample time to get to know someone and make connections; and the collectivity of membership provides a good deal of pre-social proof etc. More prestigious courses attract more selective clientele; who tend to be successful business owners and the like and make excellent contacts to have.
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RE: Manly Hobbies
Gardening (currently have a patio with some containers - tomatoes, cucumbers, dill, basil, green beans... this time of year mostly I gaze at them lovingly but I started from seed and that's a bit of work/monitoring. someday I'd like a proper garden)
Scrapbooking, creating printable calendars. I used to use the profits to pay for travel. Now that I churn, I use it to pay for food and misc costs during trips.
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