Category Archives: Carry

Dear Plastc: It’s been nice not knowing you.

Well folks, I’ve done it. I recommended a product I shouldn’t have, and it’s time I owned up and told you how Plastc has lost my confidence.

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Karvt Skins to protect your tech

Today, technology is– necessarily– disposable. Doubling in speed and power every 18 months or so means that a replacement will be worth it sometime in the next few years for traditional computers, smartphones, and even tablets. But if you can extend the life of your device by keeping it in good shape, that means holding on to it longer– and having a better replacement when it finally is time. Doing so minimally and beautifully is the idea behind a line of products from Karvt. Continue reading Karvt Skins to protect your tech

Albatross Leather Goods Postal Bag and Wallets

In the days before the Civil War, there was no internet. There was no telephone. There was no radio, there was no telegraph. There were men, horses, and leather bags, riding from point to point ferrying messages back and forth between offices that sorted messages and put them in the next rider’s bag who was heading in the right direction. This simple method allowed a previously impossible feat: A message could leave St. Joseph, Missouri and arrive in San Francisco a mere ten days later. Some bags used for similar purposes in the 1890s and early 1900s still exist today, and Albatross Leather has launched and successfully funded a Kickstarter Project to recreate bags in this tradition.
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Bolt Action Bourbon Pens

My Brother, Dad and I share a lot: from our irreverent sense of humor, our inability to walk away from facebook arguments, and especially our love of whiskey.  So last Winter, Dad gave me a gift: a Bolt-Action ballpoint from Bourbonpens.com to match one I previously gave my brother. And rather than wait for Matt to send him one, he bought himself one for good measure.  After including it in my everyday carry or for eight months now, I’ll say it: this is my favorite pen. Continue reading Bolt Action Bourbon Pens

Everyday Carry: What’s in your pockets?

Every morning when I get ready for the day, this is what I plan to bring with me.  If I’ve left something behind, I’m going to have to turn around and go get it. This week, instead of an in-depth-analysis on one thing I carry or use, I’m going to give you a quick review of the stuff I have with me for everyday carry, in approximate order of descending size.

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Rugged Material’s new Mission Brief Kickstarter

Somehow, I missed it the first time around. Last summer, Rugged Material raised a respectable $84 thousand dollars to get their oil-tanned leather bags going. Now, they’re a full-fledged company selling bags made in the USA in the sub-$300 price range with a lifetime warranty. Creator Tyler Condie reached out to me a few weeks ago about their latest project, a second Kickstarter to raise funds for expanding into Horween Chromexcel leather. Here’s what we thought. Continue reading Rugged Material’s new Mission Brief Kickstarter

Plastc Card gets Shipping Dates, changes business model to incorporate subscriptions

Long, long ago, my mother had an idea: What if one credit card had all your cards on it? I remember her telling me how convenient she thought something like that would be. Well, she wasn’t the only person to have this idea: At least three companies have launched already, and a fourth has just announced shipping dates: 7 months later than they originally claimed. Plastc is trying to make it up to backers with a few interesting offers, and  here’s my take on those. Continue reading Plastc Card gets Shipping Dates, changes business model to incorporate subscriptions