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Outdoors
Wilson Footballs.

Wilson Footballs.

It’s nearly Superbowl Sunday, and it’s downright chilly in much of the country. When I grew up in Washington, winter was a time when the soil was damp, with the smell of rotting leaves, and often with the perma-damp texture of mud that freezes at night and thaws during the day. Really, a great surface...
Fire Wire.

Fire Wire.

Since the dawn of time, mankind has cooked food on sticks over a fire. There are few things that taste better than good barbecue, and fewer things more satisfying than eating a meal off a stick. Ask any child. The problem is, we have a round grill, and there always seems to be underutilized space....
Weber Charcoal Grills.

Weber Charcoal Grills.

As spring comes to an uneventful close, I once again find that it is time to bone up on the summer rituals: Geocaching, forestry, bird study, wind sprints in the yard, the kids timing me as I put up and take down the tent, and getting out and cleaning up the grill. I guess that...
Wiffle Ball.

Wiffle Ball.

It’s almost summer. And with summer comes sunshine, cookouts, beach parties, and the heart of the baseball season. What’s more American than baseball?  And what’s more American than taking baseball and scaling it down so that it can be played with friends and family in a backyard? Don’t let your lack of athleticism prevent you...

Yeti Cycles (575 Enduro).

A few years back, my heart was broken when my beloved bicycle was stolen out of our back yard. For those of you who have experienced this, you know the feeling. I called the police. I found myself searching Craigslist for my bike, certain that someone was already trying to fence it. I looked suspiciously...

Maglite.

When I was a kid, one of my friends’ dads was a cop. As a result, I was privy to all sorts of second-hand cop lore and small-town gossip. It was at this time that I got my first peek into the world of flashlight enthusiasts. And it was also when I was introduced to...

Leatherman Multi-tools.

Some time in the swingin’ ’70s, Tim Leatherman (no kidding) was traveling around Europe and the Middle East with (among other things) his boy scout knife. As handy as it may have been, he found that it left something to be desired. Like pliers. And a screwdriver. So what did he do? Go home and...

Coleman Stove.

The Coleman company was established by W.C. Coleman in Kingfisher, Oklahoma in 1900. Having poor eyesight, W.C. Coleman wanted to make gas lamps. At first, they only made lamps (which they are still famous for), but later went on to manufacture a vast assortment of camping gear.  Coleman now puts its name on a wide...