The Instructables Web site has a "Manly Crafts" feature with tutorials that might be of interest to some of you crafty types. Lots of paracord projects, a few woodcarving, paper, repurposing materials, etc. Good for those who like to keep their hands occupied: http://www.instructables.com/id/Manly-Crafts-1/
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