10 Things That Kid You Into Thinking You’re A Real Man

Are you in touch with the innate skills and instincts that make you a man? Or are you just a bit lame?

1 | You’re a woodsman at heart. And having pre-cut logs delivered for the £3,000 wood-burning stove you just had installed has really helped keep you centred.

2 | You feel that supermarkets disassociate you from the meat that you’re eating. So you queue up outside the organic butcher’s every Saturday for a pack of venison sausages. They really are great with wholegrain.

3 | You’re not afraid of butchery either. You once successfully spatchcocked a chicken for a Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall-inspired middle-eastern brunch.

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4 | You’ve recently discovered the merits of foraging. And are prepared to try several different shops to find the right balsamic vinegar. Plus you're getting that Noma cookbook for Christmas.

5 | You’re considering bringing an animal into your home. Perhaps an Irish wolfhound because it would go perfectly with the new carpet in your living room conversion.

6 | You’re always prepared to pass on skills to the next generation. 
Like the time you showed your nephew how to bypass the BitTorrent crackdown.

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7 | You are in charge of providing shelter for you and your kin. And have perfected the earnest nod when the man in the utility belt starts talking about structural beams for your side return.

8 | You will defend your family’s honour at all times.
 Even if that means tutting loudly when someone pushes in front of your girlfriend at the local farmer’s market.

9 | Your survival instincts are starting to shine.
Like when you remembered to renew your RAC membership just in time for that flat tyre on the drive to Suffolk.

10 | You’ve started to prepare for the long winter ahead. By growing a scraggy beard because it complements your dark-rimmed glasses and you saw it looked good on Ryan Gosling.

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