Thursday, August 7, 2014

a Memphis Collector - Stamp Collection

Thanks to a post on The Art Of Manliness, I remembered and pulled out a stamp collection that has been handed down from my grandfather. Below will be pictures if the stamps as I sort them.  Any knowledge about the stamps posted would be greatly appreciated, history, rarity, etc. 

He had them shipped in this box from our cousins in Michigan. I don't know the year.  I believe the cardboard box was added along the way. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Life List: Yosemite National Park

Google reminded me today of another major national park on my life list, Yosemite 

While the official Yosemite Park government website is inexplicably shut down, seems to me that it would take more effort to put up a "we are shut down" page than it would to just leave it up. But that's what you get when people are trying to make themselves seem necessary instead of actually doing the right thing. 

Anyway luckily we still have the private sector and is alive and well if you are looking for info on the park. 

I do feel bad for people who have trips planned to parks during this time but if they are anything like me I would be finding a way in anyway. It is a park after all, wide open land that is always open. 

Happy Travels 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Waypoints - March 2012

Waypoints - March 2012

Old, but still relevant:
WSJ  --  If you are training for your next adventure at a gym this year, or have been, check out Wall Street Journal and their 27 Rules of Conquering the Gym.

I'm planning on posting my EDC items shortly.  In the mean time here are some suggestions and what are your favorites?

Something for your pocket:

Be sure and keep an eye on Field Notes, they are making sounds like their Spring Edition will be out soon and according to them "you will want the Spring Edition".

Friday, December 16, 2011

Made In The USA Christmas List - 2011

Found a great new (to me) company,  who has posted their list of 10+ American Made Gift Ideas.  Buying American made is something I try to do when possible.  As they have written:

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Amazon Kindle Fire

Ok, now I'm a fan of the Kindle Fire.  I finally had a chance to play with one of these the other day and I really like them. Of course if you are a fan of Apple and have $500 to spend I think I would still get the iPad just so it matches up with your phone, etc., but if you only want to spend $200 and still get a great looking reader that can go online, this is for you. The picture was great and it is light in your hand with a fast moving touch screen. 

Check them out and get yours here:
Kindle Fire ($200 and free shipping from Amazon)

Merry Christmas!!


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Gift For The Adventurous Gent 2011 Part 2

I just keep remembering and discovering more things that I wanted to add so I just started a new post to hold them all.

I would bet that you will have no problem finding something for that guy on your list from one of these two posts.

Part 1 is here.

Now on to Part 2:

Stocking Stuffers

Valet recently posted a great breakdown of the traditional contents of a stocking and why some of the items are in it.  Turns out Santa was right on track at my house when he puts pens and oranges in my stocking every year.  See Valet's Stocking Blueprint to get started.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Pearl Harbor Day - Dec 7th, 70 Years Ago

Hawaii is near the top of my Life List.  The combination of mountains, beaches, volcanoes, culture, and adventure sports makes it a destination I have always wanted to see.