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    Let's see your rain gear

    I came across a quote several weeks ago from Alfred Wainright's book "A Coast to Coast Walk" that says "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing." As a dog owner, I don't get to choose the weather when we walk. Sure, there are high-tech rain jackets, and I own a few, but...
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    I resurrected my Seiko Black Monster

    Hello all, I wanted to share something other than a "What Watch are you Wearing Today" photo or similar. I bought an original SKX779 Black Monster at a Seiko outlet store outside of Dallas back in 2006 as a gift to myself on a recent promotion at work and wore it daily on either the bracelet...
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    Briefcases -- let's see what you carry. Post 'em up!

    Forget the backpacks for business. Let's see your briefcases! Here's a shot of my 5 year old Saddleback. The chestnut is getting some great patina. Shot taken in the Admirals Club in Charlotte on the way somewhere (I don't even recall at this point...).
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    Fusion Pro-Glide with that funny rotating ball thing.

    For some strange reason, I got a free, unsolicited Gillette Fusion Pro-Glide in the mail yesterday. I had stopped using these things years ago when I made the move to safety razors for the face with quality soaps or creams with a good brush. Full disclosure though - I'm a head shaver, and...
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    Anybody still do their own canning?

    Mrs Camjr and I have recently started doing some of our own canning and pickling. Is there anyone else out there that enjoys doing this? If so, what are you making? So far, I've made 6 quart jars of spicy pickled okra, and yesterday made 7 quarts jars of hot mix with garlic, sliced jalepenos...
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    Long Term Review - Saddleback Large Thin BC.

    Good morning everyone, In light of the Saddleback Thin BC receiving the 2014 Badger and Blade Award for briefcases, I thought I would write a review of my nearly 3 year experience with the bag. I purchased the bag in February 2012 because I was about to turn 45 and decided it was time to stop...
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    Show us your growlers!

    As craft beers and microbrews continue to gain popularity, so does the use of growlers to bring that fresh from the tap goodness home. Many growlers have interesting artwork or text. Post 'em up! I'll start with my most recent growler purchase. I've been a huge Hemingway fan for at least...
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    Leather phone case

    I've been using a Samsung Flip Case for my S4 since I purchased it about a year ago. While at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo today (a tradition around here, and I've not missed it for over 30 years now), I was browsing the vendors and saw a smooth ostrich flip case for an S4 made by Tony...
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    Who's brining their bird?

    I just finished putting the turkey in it's brine to prep for Thanksgiving dinner. I've used this method for the past 3-4 years and the turkey turns out moist and delicious. The beauty of this is you can start it with a frozen turkey and defrost it in the brine a couple of days ahead of time. My...
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    I rediscovered an old friend.

    The weather is cold and quite nasty here in the DFW area this weekend, and unfortunately I had an outdoor funeral to attend this morning. I put on a suit, and looked in the back of my closet and saw my old tan London Fog "Inspector Gadget" style trenchcoat from my college days in the late 80's...
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    A great loss.

    It's a sad day, gents. Please remove your hats. Joe Peters Sr. of Peters Brothers Hats in Fort Worth, TX has passed away. He will be missed. http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/11/13/5334745/obituary-joe-peters-sr-carried.html?rh=1 http://www.pbhats.com/private/index.htm
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    True outdoor classics

    The Winchester Model 12 shotgun and Model 70 rifle, Remington 700 rifle LLBean Field Coat, Filson and Pendleton wool outwear, Barbour waxed cotton jackets Coleman Lanterns and stoves Buck and Case knives And these: The LLBean Maine Hunting Shoe. Mine were purchased new in 1985, and have been...
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    Ahhh. Back to quality blades.

    For most of the past year, I had been working my way through a large sampler pack that included Gillette Russian Blues and Greens, Feathers, Astra SP's, Supermax, and a few other good blades (I include Derby's in that because they always worked very well for me). My supply ran out and I forgot...
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    Favorite coat? Why?

    I'm outside Texas this week in Detroit on business, and as I put my coat on today to brave the elements, I realized that I've had it for nearly 15 years and it's still one of my favorite pieces of clothing. The coat I'm talking about is the venerable LLBean Field Coat. The cotton canvas is nice...
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    What's in your briefcase/bag?

    While I was sitting here in a Southfield, MI hotel room (week 2 of 5 up here) browsing a couple of forums I frequent and looking at briefcase and bag threads, I thought it might be interesting to see what everyone carries in their briefcase or bag. What is your briefcase or bag of choice? What...
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    I'm checking my bag next time

    I'm normally in DFW, but I'm in the first week of a 45 day stint in Detroit, MI courtesy of my company (although they are flying me home each weekend). I hate checking my bag, but after shaving with a Fusion this morning courtesy of the TSA and their rules for carryon luggage, I may either...
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    Simple math: Shaved Head + Menthol = ahhhhhh....

    I've gone back and forth shaving my head or simply going with clippers with no guard for many, many years. Every time I go through phases shaving my head, lethargy will sooner or later get the best of me, and I'll go back to using clippers once per weekend rather than head shaving every...
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    mmmmm... Saddleback!

    I received my Saddleback thin briefcase (large chestnut) on Thursday. There are cheaper ways to have the great leather smell permeate an office, but this thing is fantastic. I was torn between the classic briefcase and the thin briefcase, and opted to go with the thin. If I went with the...
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    Is Gillette finally feeling the pain??

    I saw a Gillette Fusion commercial on TV yesterday indicating that a Fusion cart can last up to 5 weeks based on some guy travelling around the world and using only one cart the entire trip. Is this their way of trying to address the cost or value of their carts? I could get 2 weeks from one...
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    Back to the Russian Blue Gillette 7 O'Clocks--Ahhhhhh....

    Well, as I am wrapping up a large sampler pack I received last July, I decided to try one more variation on how I go through it. I have been using each different blade for a full week; changing the blade on Sunday morning and cleaning the EJ DE89l. Each blade in the pack has been up to the...
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