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You may be familiar with the term 'Shit Hitting The Fan' (SHTF), but what would you do if it did? Would you be prepared? As a Man, you must be ready to protect yourself and those you love from horrific ends due to a cataclysmic event. It could be anything from a large natural disaster that creates chaos for a few weeks, or something as large as an economic/societal collapse, nuclear war, EMP (electromagnetic pulse), CME (coronal mass ejection), civil war, foreign invasion, eruption of a super volcano like Yellowstone etc.  Most men (particularly in western culture) have all but...

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 Ok, before we start hearing the "but what about - Heady Topper, Sculpin, Founders Breakfast Stout, Founders KBS, or Pliny The Elder?" or "why not anything from Treehouse, 3 Floyds, Toppling Goliath, The Bruery, Perennial Artisan Ales etc?" Firstly, this is not necessarily meant to be the '10 best craft beers in the world' list. This is simply an outstanding variety of beers you may have not tried (or even heard of).  Secondly, we wanted to limit the 'white-whales' that are near impossible to obtain without waiting in line on release-day or shoveling out money on overpriced beer on auction sites like mybeercellar.com....

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As most guys know, low testosterone is a common problem in western culture. The main causes being our diets, non-stop stress and stimulation, and lack of exercise. Side-effects of low testosterone can be depression, poor sleep (including sleep apnea), reduced muscle-mass, low energy, low sex-drive, erectile dysfunction (ED), increased body-fat and body-hair loss.   A common misconception is that higher testosterone will make you into some hulking, on-edge, easily-angered, about to punch anyone, walking douche-canoe.  This myth got started and perpetuated because of roid-rage caused by body-builders using anabolic-steroids in the Arnold days of bodybuilding.    In general, this angry hot-head behavior is actually...

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You've probably heard of Minimalism in the media lately, or perhaps even seen a documentary on it.   When you hear it, you likely get the image of someone hauling away trash-bags full of stuff. Or perhaps a mid-twenties couple living in a customized van, complete with Christmas lights, a kitchenette, hammock, and lots of Instagram hashtags like #vanlife, #surfjamliveinavan or #homeiswhereyouparkit.   The real core of Minimalism however is this - getting rid of what doesn't matter in life, so that you can make more room for what does.  Minimalism is also more than just tangible things, it is also about...

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Whiskey popularity is exploding, and has been steadily for the past few years. In American, Japan, Europe, even India; the demand for Whiskey is the on the rise. The biggest growth being Bourbon Whiskey, especially among millennials.  From centuries-old distilleries to brand-new craft whiskey distilleries, there are an abundance of options. Here are the best bang for your buck deals from the Forge of Men team:   Johnnie Walker Blue LabelBlended Scotch - 40% You may be thinking 'cliche' due it's relatively wide availability, or scoff because it's a blended Scotch. But good ol' Johnnie Walker Blue Label is widely considered...

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