There are certain things men cannot do without, that if lost “we would briefly mourn and immediately replace.” Esquire offers up 31 male necessities.
- Cast-iron skillet: "it will last longer than you."
- Waiter's corkscrew: corkscrews should not "require instruction manuals."
- WD-40: "a man's house should involve no squeaking."
- A weekend shoulder bag: should fit everything you need for a jaunt out of town.
- "Giant wool blanket never removed from trunk of car."
- Chain saw and ax: for the tree that fell in your driveway.
- Work gloves: one pair for summer, one for winter.
- Boots: one pair for the garage, one for "everywhere else."
- A good heavy hammer: "because gravity."
- Chef's knife: "cooking becomes a craft, not a chore."
- An atlas: "the man who only uses a GPS is half a man."
- Jumper cables: "for the stranger stuck in the parking lot."
- Grease: "something made of dinosaurs."
- Lucky charm: "gives the comfort of faith to the faithless."
- $1,000 hidden in your house: nuff said.
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