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2024 Shave Purchase Sabbatical - The Year of MacGyver

Really?? You’re right there!!
No, but I have visited many many times.

I used to go out there mountain biking, to watch the world cup MTB races, rock climb, my brother got married in the mountains, we had to hike to the destination, we spent a few spring breaks in Canmore with the kids 4-5y ago. My brother/wife/kids live in Calgary, so when we visit, we hit up Canmore and the area. I was just out there in January and did a hike in Kananaskis, then strolled around Canmore shopping,.had a Donair at a local hole in the wall strip mall place and picked up hidden gem pastries at a Gas Station Bakery of all places. It's nice to have a local tour guide (brother) who knows all the spots to go.

My wife and I spent our Honeymoon in Waterton Park, also a nice destination and very low key 23y ago. I'm not sure how touristy it is now.

Having been to Banff as well, I'll choose Canmore as my destination. Not as busy and hectic, cheaper and I prefer the town. Both are nice and you can't go wrong with either.
 
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No, but I have visited many many times.

I used to go out there mountain biking, to watch the world cup MTB races, rock climb, my brother got married in the mountains, we had to hike to the destination, we spent a few spring breaks in Canmore with the kids 4-5y ago. My brother/wife/kids live in Calgary, so when we visit, we hit up Canmore and the area. I was just out there in January and did a hike in Kananaskis, then strolled around Canmore shopping,.had a Donair at a local hole in the wall strip mall place and picked up hidden gem pastries at a Gas Station Bakery of all places. It's nice to have a local tour guide (brother) who knows all the spots to go.

My wife and I spent our Honeymoon in Waterton Park, also a nice destination and very low key 23y ago. I'm not sure how touristy it is now.

Having been to Banff as well, I'll choose Canmore as my destination. Not as busy and hectic, cheaper and I prefer the town. Both are nice and you can't go wrong with either.
I got it. I thought you lived there. I’d like to do some hiking and fishing. I’ll have to research what the requirements are for a US citizen to to fish is. 20 years ago I would have been interested in some MTB trails but, not now. My wife & I love the outdoors and, anything is what we are interested in. I don’t mind lodging outside of Banff.
 
I got it. I thought you lived there. I’d like to do some hiking and fishing. I’ll have to research what the requirements are for a US citizen to to fish is. 20 years ago I would have been interested in some MTB trails but, not now. My wife & I love the outdoors and, anything is what we are interested in. I don’t mind lodging outside of Banff.
Yeah, make sure you are crystal clear on USA fishing in Canada, especially in a National Park.

One of these guys (Fowler) was the winner of Alone and on a slingshot (shooting) forum I belong to.

 
Well, I think I am out. Most definitely out.

Hi,

Um. Yeah.

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Stan - Still In
 
Strangely enough, there are a couple sock threads in the Haberdasherry! That's where I got the idea for DT socks.

Keep in mind, they have various thicknesses (listed) and various cushion or no cusion. I don't know what works best for each activity yet or how they alter the fit in shoes with cushion vs no cushion.

This is all new to me.

I got a delivery of Darn Tough socks in yesterday. I ordered 3 pairs of Mid weight with Cushion Hiking socks (Merino Wool). I wore a pair today with my favorite hiking boots to see how fit is with the cushioned socks. I went for an 11 mile hike in hilly terrain. Mostly mud but some patches of snow. The socks are fantastic. I cant speak to wear and longevity yet, but fit, comfort, and moisture wicking is outstanding.

I will be ordering more boot length hiking socks as well as some shorter socks for summer use. Great tip @brucered !
 
@snowman that's good to hear.

As far as I know, any wear through, rips and even torn, are covered but their lifetime warranty. I've heard people will save up socks and send a few pairs back to save on shipping if they don't have an authorized "exchange store" in their area. All my local stores are resellers and not authorized for over the counter warranty.

Heck, I contacted them as I was unsure about size and they told me they would exchange them at any point in the future if I wasn't happy with the sizing.

I read about one guy who contacted them to see if they would sell him a single sock as his dog ate one and they told him to send the single back and they would warranty them and give him new ones. He didn't take them up on it, as it wasn't the socks fault, but that's impressive in this day and age.
 
Well, I think I am out. Most definitely out.

Why would making a picture of your aftershave put you out? :001_smile But we understand that sometimes purchases are made in a splash of a second. As mentioned by @JKaboom feel free to stick around for a 365/366 effort.

And when a brother breaks his paperclip while fixing things up we need to recheck and update our status ourselves.


MacGyvers (64)

1. @Guido75 - Razor
2. @KQY61 - No Exception
3. @Jayson74 : Karve Overlander
5. @abj - No exception
6. @Bsamps - OneBlade Razor
7. @Calyshaver - alum block replacement
9. @cryhavoc - Brush
10. @LJBraaten - vintage razor
11. @Berwick12 - hardware to build shaving box w/mirror. Copy of put the captain donated during the this year's auction.
12. @Pepin - exception vintage razor
13. @reformedshavr - exception Myrsol Antesol in groovy 'old style' glass bottle
14. @JKaboom - No exception
15. @Tulsa1977 - gift for SO
16. @martym - no exception
17. @Cafebarian - No exception
18. @Jim99 - exception: aftershave
20. @Galaktus - Canada Shave Soap
21. @Messygoon - exception
22. @The Blackadder - exception: preshave or blades (if I run out)
24. @The Roof Seal - exception: Single bottle of rosewater
25. @Lil Cooties - No exceptions
28. @tjsgarden - exception: antique razor
29. @Hannah's Dad - no exception
30. @BrandX - no exception
32. @JAHE - exception: a razor
33. @awk_m4 (Henson V3?)
34. @iver- no exception
35. @Jack Goossen - No exception
37. @deafficianado - razor
38. @linty1 - no exceptions
39. @La Malice - Soap purchased in a brick and mortar store out of state.
40. @den fly- exception: blades
42. @ChriWilson - No exception
43. @Dodger59 - exception: Cream (if and only if I run out of either Speick or Jack Black, whichever comes first)
44. @Gururajan - exception : Bombay Shaving Company AS balm (2 tubes)
45. @RAD patient - exception: Blackland Blackbird razor
46. @PurpuraPuer - exception: Blades
47. @byDoms - no exception
48. @Rico Suave - no exception
49. @BobbyB - Soap
50. @snowman - no exception
51. @InkStainedWretch - no exception
52. @midwestshaver71 -no exceptions
53. @Silky Glide - No Exceptions
54. @Ribitski23 - No Exceptions
55. @Contact_vs_Feedback - No Exceptions
56. @Halfbeard - No Exceptions
57. @hopper_64 - exception: Brush
58. @kingfisher - no exception
59. @Gaspare - exception: blades
60. @JeffJ - No Exception
61. @brucered - Brush
62. @JWCowboy - No exception
63. @bjm - lather bowl
64. @Sotiris_A - no exception
65. @Picja - no exception
67. @Whisky - no exceptions.
68. @PersistentlyBlunt - No exception
69. @Trollky - no exceptions
71. @flask28 - no exceptions
72. @AZBronco - after shave if mine runs out
73. @kjbarth - no exceptions
74. @mgweatherly - likely no exceptions or one balm
75. @muzichead - exception STF XL brush knot

MacFlyBy’s (playing from home)
xx. @ruckin - here for the cookies.
xx. @GaryTha - thought he was in, otherwise he is not
xx. @OldSaw - not in, but why take a chance
xx. @MuhleShaver - all good

MacGrubers (11)

41. @gurdygurds- re-Tech’d himself [04.01.24]
19. @Markdad2 - lusted for a brush [05.01.24]
36. @Shaun asleep - tripped over a buying button. Yaqi bah! [08.01.24]
23. @Manye - went peanuts over Swedish steel [17.01.24]
70. @phdezra - unwittingly brushed himself off the list [18.01.24]
66. @Jens - Slanted his way to the exit [18.01.24]
4. @ewk - CircumVeyEd his exception and got brushed off [02.02.24]
8. @kaufdrop27 - Forgot his exception and Overlanded two razors [04.02.24]
31. @Noodles - Configured his way to the exit [11.02.24]
26. @Goblin - Didn’t want to cut himself in the fingers by shortage of blades [11.02.24]
27. @Omega48 - Got fruity chills from ordering Vetiver splashes [20.02.24]

Current status: 85% still in.
 
Tonight's shave shown below. The lather was from Stone Cottage Soapworks Bay Lime cream. Really nice.
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I'm considering getting into shavette/straight shaving next year after the sabbatical is over.
I've been tempted by the Feather Custom for years since I saw one at a barber supply store when I first started wet shaving. They're surprisingly available over here for how little other stuff we get.

I have two questions;
Would the Feather Custom be a better starting shavette than a DE one?
Do the blades benefit from stropping/ Is stropping needed to keep the carbon steel blades in good shape?

The other shavette I was looking at was a weck pattern hairshaper (Vintage full sized sextoblades can't be had), at least I have a choice of carbon and stainless blades.
 
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