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The Man Cave

The Man Cave:   More than just a room…

What is a Man Cave really?  This is a question that we here at The Daily Adventure have tried hard to find the answer.  Thousands of hours of research have been devoted to this subject by our support teams.  Literally a lifetime dedicated to the endless journey in search of “the Perfect Man Cave” or the “ultimate Guy Garage”.  Collection of data and tireless analysis, creating our hypothesis and theories, then testing and retesting for verification.  Or maybe that was that just the beer that we were retesting?  What our teams of generalist, specialist and testosterone loaded contributors have concluded has been gathered and summarized here to aide in the development of your own sanctuary.

Initially, our research took us to Merriam-Webster On-line Dictionary…  results were, “the word or phrase you’ve entered isn’t in the dictionary.”  Okay, double check the spelling (not too tough), verify the search bar, use hyphens, spaces, etc..  Nothing… Not even in the Thesaurus section, nor the Spanish or Medical dictionary (one of our guys is pretty thorough about research and takes a lot of heat about suffering from paralysis by analysis already)…  Make Note to Self:  Self, you’re not the first guy to try this, so be creative in searching for info on the net…

Off to the Urban Dictionary we go.  The place where you find where other people have not only thought of it, defined it, but also have voted on it…  Success?  The most common definition was what we “suspected”, but not entirely what we believed a Man Cave can be…  More on this later as we open your mind to the possibilities…

So, without surprise, we learned a Man Cave is…  a catchy phrase that typically is reserved for that room, space, corner or area of a dwelling that is specifically for a male person to be in a solitary condition, away from the rest of the household in order to work, play, involve himself in certain hobbies and/or activities without interruption.  This area is usually decorated by the male that uses it without interference from any female influence…

In addition to this defined area of space, our teams of researchers have found several indications that a Man Cave is not just a “physical space”, but instead a living and active part of our social structure.  Latest developments have also indicated communication techniques and tendencies are involved.   Okay ladies, I understand the oxymoronic thoughts (or maybe just moronic) when you think relating “man cave” and “living and active”.  But given to deeper thinking and the relationship of evidence, we hope to share information that will further improve the quality of the Man Cave.

A less common term  that defines the space typically accessed for bonding rituals most frequently by (but not limited to) males is the Guy Garage.  Surprisingly there is not much there to help define this…  and being that this is more of a shared area (and most all homes have a garage), we are here to help share idea’s on how best to create, equip, organize the “Guy Garage” that will fit your Daily Adventure.

Dog House – not referring to the one for Spot, this one can be a physical location (typically a shed far removed from the main building) or a state of mind..    I think we have all been there… And will probably end up there at least one or two more times.

So we do not pretend to have the resources of DIY and have no plans of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to impress you.  We will share what we see, but would much rather hear from you about what makes your man cave “yours”.  We want to know what it is that makes your friends and neighbors come to your “guy garage” on Sunday afternoon to watch Nascar or football.  Or what it is that makes your “space” something where the whole family enjoys?  And those stories of projects that were wildly successful or miserable failures, we want you to share so that we all can enjoy vicariously.