Unboxed: BattleBox No. 1 - February 2017

Unboxed: BattlBox April 2017

For this edition of Unboxed, I try to come clean with the BattlBox April 2017 subscription box which claims to be a Dopp kit.

Negroni Week: Coffee Negroni

Negroni Week: Coffee Negroni

For the final beverage of Negroni Week, we turn away from the potent spirit-forward drinks and to the civilized variant known as the Coffee Negroni (a/k/a the Caffègroni).

Negroni Week: The Agavoni

Negroni Week: Agavoni

Negroni Week rolls on, and today I take a look at another Negroni-like cocktail—The Agavoni—using tequila instead of gin.

Negroni Week: Boulevardier

Negroni Week: Boulevardier

We take a slight detour down bourbon lane on our Negroni Week journey today with the Boulevardier.

Negroni Week: Negroni Flip

Negroni Week: Negroni Flip

Negroni week continues moving along. Today we turn things upside-down with a somewhat unusual take on the Negroni—the Negroni Flip.

Negroni Week: Tradewinds Negroni

Delving deeper into the way of the Negroni for Negroni Week, I throw mix up a Tradewinds Negroni, which may or may not even be a real Negroni. I’ll let you be the judge.

Negroni Week: Negroni Sour

Negroni Week: Negroni Sour

Negroni Week Continues! Today I craft the simple—but delicious—Negroni Sour.

Negroni Week: The Negroni

Negroni Week: The Negroni

Welcome to Negroni Week! Today, I kick off the week by mixing up a Negroni, the classic Italian cocktail that started it all.

Seven More Crazy Coffee Contraptions

Seven (More) Crazy Coffee Contraptions

Seven more crazy coffee contraptions that look mighty stylish and will set you back a good amount of your hard-earned cash—but won’t necessarily make a better cup of coffee.

Unboxed: BattleBox No. 1 - February 2017

Unboxed: BattlBox March 2017

In this installment of Unboxed, I take a deeper look under the lid of my first regular BattlBox shipment—BattlBox March 2017.

  • John Muir Trail Gear Check: Goal Zero Nomad 3.5

    What do you do when your satellite-connected smartphone runs out of power when you’re on the trail? Simple. Recharge it with Goal Zero’s Guide 10 Plus Battery Pack/Nomad 3.5 Solar Panels.

  • Gear Up: SPOT Connect

    John Muir Trail Gear Check: SPOT Connect

    One of the problems a family man faces when setting out on the John Muir Trail is letting his family know that he’s okay, or, perhaps more importantly, letting someone know when he needs help. Enter the SPOT Connect.

  • Road to Adventure: Gearing Up for the John Muir Trail

    A pre-launch countdown of my John Muir Trail hike.

  • Keep Your Collars Stiff and Happy

    How to Keep Your Collars Stiff and Happy

    With these titanium multi-tool collar stays, my collars have never been crisper. Plus, I’m handy to have around for opening a frosty beverage.

  • Making Hot Sauce

    Making Hot Sauce

    I don’t make enough stuff. So, to correct that oversight, I’m making hot sauce.

  • The Bow Tie Effect

    When people know that you are able to tie a bow tie, something strange and wonderful happens: People give you bow ties.