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Brave Star
Durable Goods

Brave Star Selvage; Day One of Fade Friday

I bought a new pair of dungarees! I bought a pair of heavy weight selvage* denim jeans from Brave Star Selvage. My new Brave Star Selvage jeans are made from a 21.5 ounce sanforized denim that is made on the classic Cone Denim looms located in White Oak North Carolina. Brave Star jeans are stitched […]

Reynold's Restaurant
Food and Drink

Reminiscing; Summer Road Trip Food

It used to be that when I was traveling the Fraser Canyon and I wanted some amazing food experience, I would stop in Hope at 293 Wallace Street or Fat Jack’s just north of Boston Bar. Alas, that is no longer the case because 293 Wallace is gone, and Fat Jack’s has new owners and, […]

Durable Goods

A New Dopp Kit from Koch Leather

This summer I was spent many days and nights on the road. Along with my kids, I was travelling enough to start to notice how some of the gear that I carry functions, or does not function. One of the pieces of gear that I always carry is my Dopp Kit – a little leather […]

PNE Food Tour
Food and Drink

PNE Food Tour Reminiscing

I have not had the energy to sit and write anything lately even though I have had some fun things happening. So, instead of writing much, here are some pics of our PNE food tour. First up, we tried pickle pizza. We liked it. However, I suppose obviously, if you do not like pickles, you […]

Indian Arm
On the Road

A Tour of Indian Arm

A boat trip up Indian Arm from North Vancouver’s Deep Cove or Port Moody’s Rocky Point boat launch is almost as inspiring as a cruise up the BC coast and onto Alaska.

Ugly Drum Smoker
In the Kitchen

My Ugly Drum Smoker Follow-up

I did it. I have managed to finish building, seasoning, and now cooking meat in the Ugly Drum Smoker that I started building earlier this summer. Yes I did. I cooked a set of side ribs and a pile of sausages. The ribs and sausages turned out “okay”. Not great. My results may be more […]

Ugly Drum Smoker
Durable Goods

Building an Ugly Drum Smoker

I want a Big Green Egg barbecue-smoker but I do not have the budget for one. So the next best thing – according to the internets is an Ugly Drum Smoker. A UDS. So I built one. Well, I started to build one. Mine is 90% done. I will work on it some more this […]

News Items

No More Meat at Dixie’s

It’s interesting to me how occasionally the closure or the ending of some things hits me right in the “feels”. An example of this is when Danny Finkelman’s show, Finkelman’s 45s ended on CBC radio. Hit me right in the feels. And then last year, 293 Wallace closed. That restaurant, located in Hope BC – […]