Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Trusty Cook Dead Blow hammers

Someone just gave me one- and I was very pleased to discover 'made in the USA' on the handle. very nice. Also supposedly awesome for tenderizing steaks, or so I'm told.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Made in America: ProShot Cleaning Products

I spent yesterday in the factory where most of this stuff is made. Very, very very high quality stuff, made by a hardcore gun nut who understands how to be obsessive/compulsive about quality. Buy some of their stuff, you will not be disapointed.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I had to move around my emergency kit some last weekend (the truck version) and came across my emergency flashlight. I store it without batteries and have a fresh unopened set of batteries and the flashlight in an old sock, together. Now, I love my Maglites. I love my little LED lights. I love my Surefire. That said, when I think "Flashlight" this is the image that comes to mind. .


  The Brightstar is the quintessentail "original" Flashlight and they are as durable as a brick. They're all plastic on the outside, which means they can be used inside electrical cabinets (Some older models had metal screws holding the switch on but I think that is now gone on all models) and a three D cell version costs $11 something. They are designed for industrial use- the light wands you see cops using and most airport ground people are usually brightstars. No, it doesn't have high technology ultra super bright bulbs or whatever, but they work for about 19 hours before needing battery replacement. Brightstar has moved up to some fancier models and they certainly do compete with the higher end flashlights in many arenas, but the original, ubiquitous BrightStar, still the familiar black and yellow, still damned near indestructible, is still Made in the USA. At $12, I find myself wondering why I don't have a few more of these. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Texas Jeans

100% Made in the USA!

Texas Jeans Company (made in Asheboro NC) are 100% made in the USA.  All components are sourced from vendors in the USA. Fabric, buttons, zippers etc are sourced from US vendors.

These are good jeans. well made, double stitched, well made buttonholes etc. Like Levis used to be.

I found that the sizing was slightly smaller than what I normally wear. I had to go up a size or two, but other than that, they are perfect for me.

Pricing is excellent, at $29.99 for the basic jeans Some as low as $19.99. ($45.99 for the concealed carry jeans and the flannel lined version) Shipping is reasonable. You'll find that even with shipping, the price is comparable to what you'll buy in stores for a comparable pair of jeans.

Check them out!

(cross posted to both MiddleofTheRight and Made in America)


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Edge Pro Knife Sharpening systems

I've been sharpening knives by hand for all my life. Not everyone has learned this skill, and if you haven't, this appears to be a good solution.  Comes highly reccomended by reader Roger.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Bondhus Balldrivers

I have been using them for years, and now I bought my very first Gold Plated set. I'm all excited!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Skin Care Products, Made in America....

Preface to FTC, FCC, or whoever the hell else cares--I bought and paid for these products myself--more than once, thank you very much.....

I'm always searching for the least-chemical, healthiest stuff for my face and body that actually works.  I've recently found a place, in the USA, that fits the bill.  Plus they are sustainable beekeepers, which I think is pretty nice.

Meadowlake Farm, has honey-based  and other organic skin care products.  I got their Flawless face cream, their face wash, a couple bars of soap.  Later I tried some of their honey salve with hive isolates as well as their face cream with hive isolates.  I've also got some of their jewelweed soap and salve in wait for when I wander through the poison ivy again. 

While the soap is soap, the rest of their products that I've tried have been fantastic.  No breakouts, better looking skin, everything you want in a product.  I have a friend with rosacea who tried their products (Flawless and Cream with Hive Isolates as well as their toner and face wash) and can now go without heavy foundation to cover the redness.  Truly good stuff.  While face stuff is pretty personal, I've got a sample of two whole people who are wickedly happy with their products.  They seem pretty pricey, but you get a pretty huge jar of stuff (I usually have littler jars that I put stuff in so I don't contaminate the big jar.

Just my opinion, and it's nice to find something that works for me.

I know this is a bit more girly than some other posts on here, but Og, the blog-starter, said he didn't mind my adding a bit of the feminine to the mix.