Vieux Carré

Vieux Carré

A New Orleans original, the Vieux Carré challenges the Manhattan for king of the boozy cocktails.

Books I Read in 2018

A full accounting of the 29 books I read in 2018.

BioLite HeadLamp

Gear Alert: BioLite HeadLamp on Kickstarter

TheBioLite HeadLamp is a lightweight, small form factor, rechargeable light source perfect for camping and hiking.

The Margarita


The Margarita is a drink that has competing claims of origination and a multitude of recipes. Featured here is the simplest.

What’s In My Think Tank 10 Bag

People have been asking me what sort of goodies I carry with me in my Think Tank 10 Cable Management bag. So here goes.

The Manhattan


When it comes to bold, boozy drinks, the Manhattan is king.

Cool Tools Podcast Appearance

An Appearance on the Cool Tools Podcast

Recently I was a guest on the Cool Tools podcast where I presented four cool tools I find useful and hope others will too. Give it a listen!

The Daiquiri


The Daiquiri is a simple yet elegant cocktail—and one well worth drinking.

Basil Smash

Basil Smash

The Basil Smash is a great and flavorful summer sipping cocktail.

Boldr Expedition Everest

Adventure Watch: Boldr Expedition Everest

Presenting the Boldr Expedition Everest, an automatic field watch with rugged good looks.

  • 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.

  • Books I Read in 2017

    Books I Read in 2017

    All the books I read in 2017.

  • Fordsbasement 2017 Gift Guide

    The Fordsbasement 2017 Gift Guide

    For the fourth year running, I present to you, dear reader, my list of life-affirming durable goods perfect for the adventurer or the adventurous at heart.

  • youdidnotsleepthere

    Where Did You (Not) Pitch Your Tent Last Night?

    Instagram account youdidnotsleepthere reminds us that while Instagram photos can showcase beautiful imagery, they can also tell beautiful lies.

  • Brewing Perfect Travel Coffee: A Complete Guide

    If you’re serious about coffee on a road trip, the only way to go is to make it yourself. Here’s what you’ll need to brew the perfect travel coffee.