Friday, March 13, 2015

Field Notes Spring 2015

I have always loved the historical reference to vintage farm memo books with Field Notes and with the Spring 2015 edition they have added another vintage twist by using wood type on the covers.  Although I don't have mine yet, they look great from the pictures on their site: 

The day the books came out I was actually worried they would sell out before I had a chance to order mine. Luckily they didn't and actually still haven't sold out, but I'm sure they will soon. Get yours soon before they are gone. Check out the link above for more info on the hand made production of the books. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

My Everyday Carry

My current everyday carry. 
Timex Ironman 
Leatherman Wave
CountyComm Embassy Pen 
CountyComm Maratac AA Light
Smith&Wesson Extreme Ops Knife 
Displayed on my hand made salvage lumber coffee table. 

I would recommend each of these items to anyone else, although I am currently looking to change knives. I would like to find an American made knife that is a little more slender. 

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: