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Question: Do You Have A Fever… For Grilling?

Christopher Walken famously stated that he needed more cowbell to cure his fever. This summer, more of us will be eating at home than ever before (a good thing), and that likely means more of you will be donning the hat of grillmeister, so tell us oh, tonged one, just how often do you grill?…

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Question: What’s Your Status?

One of the best things about Gear Patrol is that it brings together men of all walks. We like to think our fine humble community serves as a veritable melting-pot for men of all stripes; your comments tell us that you come from different places, backgrounds, experiences, and philosophies, yet we are all striving to…

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Question: How Much Do You Tip? Basic Tipping Rules & Guidelines

A man should know his way around basic tipping etiquette, but the rules can get complex – especially when you travel. Certain axioms apply when it comes to tipping, and here are some basic guidelines we’ve compiled for you. More importantly, we want to know for this week’s question: what rules do you use when…

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Question: Are You a Planner?

“I love it when a plan comes together”. – Col. John ‘Hannibal’ Smith, The A-Team It’s become a popular self-help topic – planning. From 5-year career plans (I always hated those during interviews), to financial planning, to New Year’s planning, to backwards planning, as men, we love to plan. Or do we? I am as…

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A Man Should Know How To Relax

Question: How Do You Blow Off Steam?

We live in crazy times. Between a faltering economy, an epidemic of swine flu and real life pirates, men have plenty to be stressed about. But that doesn’t mean you should forgo living and enjoying life. In the words of Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in…

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Question: What’s Your Favorite Road Trip Destination?

Gas prices are halfway reasonable (for the time being). Airplanes are overbooked and probably going to start charging for oxygen. And well, the weather’s warming up and its time to drive further than the damn office. One of the greatest rights of an American man is the road trip, and we want to know what…

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Question: What Are The Best Groomsmen’s Gifts?

Selecting the perfect groomsman’s gift is not a task to be taken lightly. Your gift represents not only a hearty “thank you for standing by me through the thick of it” but is also a reflection of your bond with your closest compatriots. I’ve been in a few weddings and can’t help but feel that…

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Question: What’s Your Favorite Beer?

It’s Monday morning and we’ve already got beer on our minds. Actually, its always on our minds. We figure, with the weekend having just passed, you probably remember (or not) what beer you partook in. Drop us a comment with your favorite, go-to, or latest discovery brew. Leave us a link if you can (we…

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Best Idea Wins Some Gear

Question: How Are You Saving Money?

UPDATE: The best idea will receive a Bosca Black Nappa Leather Card Case ($60). A much better way to carry those business cards of yours, just don’t go all American Psycho on us. It’s no secret that people are paring down the buying and ratcheting up the saving. Luxury and egregious consumerism are fast becoming…