12 4 / 2014

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  • GR CACHE #11, The Tombs of Georgetown, Washington, DC* » GORUCK
  • Play It Away with Charlie Hoehn » Art of Manliness
  • Build Brick by Brick » iDoneThis
  • The “Like” Drug [video podcast] » Sean Wes
  • "I did my best to enjoy it today." » Seth W.

*I really only posted this because I miss The Tombs. Great place. I’ve actually sat in that exact spot and had the same meal. Delicious. 

11 4 / 2014

GORUCK Shadow Pocket

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Sometimes you just need a simple bit of organization in a backpack or other bag. These are quality packing cubes made in the U.S. out of 1000D CORDURA and they come in four different sizes and three colors. I prefer the Coyote color myself but they’re available in black and MultiCam too.

Marbles G.I. Utility Knife

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An inexpensive utility knife with a classic design. Perfect for simple chores around the house or at work and doesn’t look “scary” to folks not familiar with knives. Just remember that if you get one as a gift, you should give a coin in return for it. Old tradition. 

Mini Museum

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"The mini museum is a portable collection of curiosities where every item is authentic, iconic and labeled. It’s been carefully designed to take you on a journey of learning and exploration." You really have to check out the site and see what’s included as it’s very cool. Everything from a shell of a dinosaur egg to a piece of foil from the Apollo 11 Command Module. Great presentation too. 

2014 Ural Gear-Up

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"Despite its clearly military upbringing, the Gear-Up is equally fit for more peaceful missions, such as fishing or hunting trips. If outdoor adventures are not your forte, you can still amaze your friends with the motorcycle’s ability to blaze over outdoor obstacles or urban challenges."

Tenkara Teton Fly Fishing Package*

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I’ve always wanted to try fly fishing and I’ve heard good things about Tenkara. Overall simple in design, this kit comes with everything you need. Well, except the water and the fish. 

*Sign up for a Huckberry account (it’s free and awesome) through this link and get $5 off your first purchase. I get $10 when you make your first purchase but hey, I found it first.

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10 4 / 2014

Living Better: Simple Tips for Finding Adventure All Around You
Huge thanks to my friend Kit who let me use this picture he took of me during the GORUCK Ascent in this article I wrote. 

Living Better: Simple Tips for Finding Adventure All Around You

Huge thanks to my friend Kit who let me use this picture he took of me during the GORUCK Ascent in this article I wrote. 

10 4 / 2014

“Men admire the man who can organize wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

08 4 / 2014

The new Ashtanur - Pencil Case

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“Ashtanur is the Arabic word and the local slang name for flat-bread made in Jerusalem. Hand made of fine cotton fabric. Elastic webbing holds up to 10 items. Split ring holds your USB drive/ keys. Velcro tab for easy closing and opening.  Five elastic webbing colors to choose from. Stays fresh forever!”

Shinola Public-Supply Pencils

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"Produced in collaboration with Public-Supply, a for-profit company that donates a quarter of its profits to public school art programs and high-need classrooms. A percentage of profits will support creative arts classrooms in Detroit Public Schools, and each box will have a hand stamped tracking ID allowing those who purchase to track which classroom they helped fund and what their money went to."

Tom Bihn Tri-Power Safety Whistle

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"Designed by search-and-rescue professionals, this is the whistle of choice for the US Army Corps of Engineers, US Forest Service and National Parks Service, US Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary, and NASAR (National Association for Search & Rescue)."

Skilcraft B3 Aviator Pen

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“Originally designed to fit in a flight suit or BDU pocket, the B3 Aviator multi-function pen includes black and red medium ball point ink cartridges and a 0.5mm pencil. The screw-top eraser fits tightly on the pencil top meeting all Foreign Object Damage (FOD) requirements. The all metal construction provides added durability. This triple function pen includes a special finish that won’t reflect light.”

Vintage 6505-1 Aviators Kit Bag

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"This vintage military duffel was used during the 1940’s, 1950’s and 1960’s. This bag is model #6505-1 and the bag is labeled as an Aviators Kit Bag. The soldier who owned this bag flew all over the country on many special orders which date back to the early 1940’s to 1950."

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07 4 / 2014

04 4 / 2014

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  • DIY Self-Sustainable Micro Cabin » Apartment Therapy
  • 29 Life-Changing Quesadillas You Need To Know About » BuzzFeed
  • How To Make Your Life Better By Sending Five Simple Emails » Barking Up The Wrong Tree
  • Unexpected Momentum - Roadtrip in Connemara » Vimeo [Jeremy Janin]
  • “The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.” - Ernest Hemingway

04 4 / 2014

It’s important to have fun. And it’s important to have fun doing goofy things that make you laugh. Here’s a few Tumblr sites I’ve started but don’t really do too much with:

31 3 / 2014

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28 3 / 2014

I was out exploring the town and after admiring the sunset, I turned to the east and saw this massive storm cloud. There was a ton of lightning going off inside of it but there wasn’t any sound from where I stood. I did my best to snap a few quick photos.

[Texas Lightning]

25 3 / 2014

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22 3 / 2014

Field Notes Shelterwood Edition

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The latest limited edition memo books coming from Field Notes are the Shelterwood Edition notebooks. Each cover is unique in that they are made from actual thinly sliced American Cherry wood.

Palomino Blackwing Pencils*

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I had a couple of these pencils once and can vouch for how awesome they are. Amazingly smooth to write with and make sure you get the sharpener too so you can properly tune these pencils in.

*Sign up for a Huckberry account (it’s free and awesome) through this link and get $5 off your first purchase. I get $10 when you make your first purchase but hey, I found it first.

America The Beautiful National Park Pass

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I don’t know what this year holds in terms of places to explore but I want to be prepared. 

"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.” - John Muir

The New American Road Trip Mixtape

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"It’s a story about living on the road, the search for the American Dream, and our evolving ideas of happiness and home." I recommend checking out the video trailer too.  

DSPTCH Standard Camera Sling Strap

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I recently got a new camera for Christmas but I’m looking for a decent strap. Made in USA and comes with a lifetime guarantee, I have a feeling this strap will work out just fine.

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22 3 / 2014

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17 3 / 2014

Marathon Chronograph Pilot

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Tritium chronograph with Swiss automatic movement. I’m drawn to the display that’s full featured without being too busy.

The Cloudspotter’s Guide

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"In addition to serving as a guide to cloud types, and how they form, this book explores how the clouds above our heads have played the backdrop to the entirety of human existence in art, literature, and film."

Sam​’s Natu​ral Ceda​r and Salt Shoe Bags

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Made in the US and available from Duluth Trading Co., these cedar filled reusable bags can erase nasty odors from your boots for up to 60 days. My wife would like it if I got these.

Draplin Design Co. Space Shuttle Tribute Patch

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Proudly made in the U.S.A. through the DDC, this truly is the “perfect little patch to remember that majestic shuttle program.”

Pointer Brand Wallet - Brown Duck

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"Hand made in Tennessee, a collaboration between Dark Designs of Jonesborough and The L. C. King Manufacturing Company.  It features simple six card slot construction and two inside pockets. 100% cotton American-made brown duck fabric."

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17 3 / 2014

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  • San Diego Air & Space Archives » The Standard Edition
  • Wanderlust | Let’s Get Lost » New York Times
  • 30 Out-Of-This-World Carl Sagan Quotes That Will Blow Your Mind » Thought Catalog
  • Rediscover America’s Wild Splendor through the National Park Service » Imminent Threat Solutions
  • "The Google app is like having a drunk know it all in your pocket. We now know everything but don’t understand anything." » @peteholmes