Your Stories – MacGyver in India

Greetings from India. I am a 40 years old IT professional. I grew up watching the fabulous MacGyver episodes…though it was not directly shown in Indian Television, we used to watch it through Bangladesh Television in mid ’80s. There was a group of my friends who used to watch the same…we used to carry “Phoenix Foundation” logo in our T-shirts and proud to be a MacGyver fan…Kudos to Lee, Richard, John and all the team members to make this a success.

I follow MacGyver theory in every difficult situation I face and trust me it helps me a lot in my life. After a long time I re-discovered MacGyver by collecting the four seasons of MacGyver which I frequently watch at my home, even my 7 years old son is fond of MacGyver.

Story sent in by subhankargupta

Your Stories – Mac in Finland

I’m a 20-year-old fan of MacGyver from Finland and I’ve been a fan since they started showing the re-runs again in April 2012. I remember viewing an episode for the first time back in 2005. Both of my parents watched MacGyver back in the 80’s. If my memory serves me correctly, MacGyver started airing here in Finland for the first time in 1987.

MacGyver has influenced my life greatly – I don’t drink and I don’t smoke anymore because of Mac and many of the other positive stuff he does and lives by.

I’m thinking of getting my first real Swiss Army Knife “Tinker” model in the near future.

They’re currently airing MacGyver in my country and we’re in season 6 right now.

Originally posted at MacGyverOnline by MacCat

A Shop-Vac, a labyrinth, and coax cable: It’s MacGyver time!

Your assignment: Lay fiber between an office and a warehouse standing 350 feet apart. You have a Shop-Vac, a ball of kite string, and a baggie. Do you accept this challenge?

It may sound like the plot from an episode of “MacGyver,” but these were the exact elements a colleague and I had on hand for a networking job back in the day. Somehow, we made it all work, I’m glad to report.

Read the story here

Your MacGyverisms – Lost in the Woods

Here’s one MacGyverism that saved my hide. It’s one I used while out camping. I was out by my family cabin and couldn’t remember which way to get back to the cabin. I got hiking up behind the cabins and zig-zag’ed all over the place. It was getting late and I wanted to head back and I didn’t have a compass. Instead of just wandering aimlessly trying to find my way I used a few things I did have in my back pack. I knew the winds only blew north/south due to the valley shape and my wind vane at the cabin when I’m there. Finding the sun at my 3 o’clock position helped me figure which was east/west. Now to figure out if I was north or south of the cabin lots. Following my shadow east I found the lake but didn’t quite recognize the area. Using my binoculars I was able to find an island I do remember taking my boat out to once before with my parents, it was directly across the lake from our cabin. I found the island in what appeared to be south of me on the opposite side of the lake. I used a gauze pad as a writing pad and a felt to do a little calculations to make sure. I wasn’t able to figure out the distance but had an idea of where I was going. An hour of walking south I was back to the cabins. A little luck and geometry and I was home safe.

Originally posted at MacGyverOnline by PepperTech