Category: Durable Goods

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 – […]