Yesterday after work I loaded my camping gear (a tent, sleeping bag, and a camp stove) into the Ford Expedition we’ve been loaned and headed out through the Fraser Valley. In the Expedition with me was my friend Michael from Beyond the Rhetoric. We were headed to the Bluemoose Cafe in Hope to meet up […]
Category: Durable Goods
The items we need and rely on to make our lives simpler.
Nine days into wearing my Brave Star Selvage 21.5 ounce Cone Mills denim jeans and … these dungarees are AWESOME. And, in case you are wondering, the belt I am using with these beastly jeans is my A Simple Leather Belt Co belt. The Brave Stars are not nearly as stiff and unwieldy as I […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Not only did my daughter and I film a little tribute (parody?) of the Almazan Kitchen dude while we were at the cabin – we also did a video review of a couple new knives I picked up from the House of Knives. The “city handy-knife” a Black Tusk Mesa Grey I picked up from […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The beginnings of another woodworking project.