Category: Durable Goods

The items we need and rely on to make our lives simpler.

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 […]

Levi 501s
Durable Goods

Laundry Day; Washing my Levi 501s

Someone asked me the other day “What happened to those Levi 501s jeans you had that you said you never wash?” As a matter of fact, I do still have those jeans and here’s an update on them. The jeans in the front, the very faded and very worn looking blue jeans are approximately 5 […]

BC Bike Show
Vehicles

The BC Bike Show Weekend

On the weekend I had the opportunity to attend the BC Bike Show at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This event is organized by people who know their supporters – they had a free bicycle valet outside the convention! At the show they had bikes for every segment of the market – including bikes with frames […]

Durable Goods

Filson Western Vest

A nice little Christmas gift I received this year was the Filson Western Vest (pictured above). The vest is made in the USA of 100% pure Mackinaw wool from Canadian farms. As you probably know, wool is a fantastic material because it keeps you warm even when it is wet. So if you are out […]

Vehicles

The #5DadsGoWild Ford Explorer Experience

I’m a guy who grew up with trucks. My dad had a truck, both my grandfathers had trucks, and the first vehicle I ever owned was a truck. I love trucks. However, now my lifestyle is not conducive to owning a truck. In fact, I currently drive one of the smallest and least technologically advanced […]

Durable Goods

5 Dads Go Wild and We All Survived!

Disclosure – this blog post is about the #5DadsGoWild camping trip to Manning Park that I took with four other dad bloggers. Our trip was supported with products from a group of brands including Filson, Ben Sherman, and Ford Canada. As always, editorial control of everything I share on my blog remains with me – […]

Vehicles

Rad Power Bikes RadRover; Follow Up Video

Now that I have put more than 500 kilometres on my Rad Power Bikes RadRover, I decided to sit down and put together a sort of “top ten list” of my thoughts, observations, and impressions of the bike. Here they are: Please follow and like us:

Vehicles

The RadRover Flat Tire Adventure

So I got a flat tire on my RadRover – my electric bike.   Just as I was approaching the Sperling Ave overpass near Lougheed I picked up a staple while riding along the Central Valley Greenway on my way into Vancouver. And of course I didn’t have my patch kit or air pump with […]