There are some things in life that every adult should know.

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Particular life skills, if you will.

Things Everyone Should Know

Life skills like,

  • How to jump-start a car
  • How to sew a hole in your clothes
  • How to parallel park

It's basically universally agreed that every adult should know those things, and many more like them.

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But what about getting more specific? I'm not talking the global level or even the country-wide level. Let's take it down to the state level and get specific.

What are some life skills that every Michigander needs?

Life Skills That Every Michigander Must Have

Michigan is a unique state in many aspects, only one of which is its ability to have all four seasons, which surprisingly enough affects a lot of the life skills that make up this list.

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Check out the list below for 12 life skills that every Michigander must know. And if you find come across a skill that's not in your repertoire, it might be time to start learning!

12. Knowing how to pronounce names like Charlevoix and Sault Ste. Marie

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It's pronounced like "Sue Saint Marie".

11. Getting out of a ditch

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This definitely takes some skill.

10. Making Pasties

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While it may not be the official state food, it might as well be.

9. How to hunt

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Did you get a deer this season?

8. Dealing with the cold

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It is what it is... it's gonna be cold. That's why snow pants and snow boots were made.

7. Using your hand as a map

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It's super easy to navigate and it's always on hand... get it?

6. Driving in the snow

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I feel like some Michiganders need to brush up on this skill.

5. Walking like a penguin in winter to not slip on ice or snow

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Small, tight steps with weight off your heel. That's the key to keep from slipping.

4. Being prepared for Michigan's weather mood swings

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The weather can change on a dime in Michigan, be ready for it.

3. Playing Euchre

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If you say you're going alone, you best be ready to take all the tricks.

2. Accepting the heartbreak of the Lions losing (again)

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The Lions losing a game is inevitable, just deal with it.

1. Dodging Potholes

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Dodging potholes is like an Olympic sport for Michiganders, and not one that we like participating in, mind you. We'd just like to drive like normal...

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