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PATAGONIA - STRETCH PLANING BOARD SHORTS

Purchase From Patagonia

This Summer I took on something we called the Travel Capsule Wardrobe Project - only wearing 15 items for 30 days while we traveled through Italy, Croatia, France, a short stop in Turkey and then back home to the U.S. We thought it worth the time to give a detailed review of a couple of the pieces and we're starting with these...

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TRAVEL CAPSULE PROJECT - 4 countries, 30 days, 15 wardrobe items

Meg and I have both been living with a mostly capsule wardrobe (defined here if you are new to the idea) for a couple years now but I wanted to try out a more extreme version during our travels abroad this Summer. Enter the Travel Capsule Project - 30 days of travel in which I'll only be wearing 15 different items (socks not included) while our family moves through Italy, Croatia, France and the U.S...

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ALICO - SUMMIT TREKKING BOOT

I've had these, made in Italy, Alico Summit trekking boots for over 10 years. They are on their last legs but I had to post them because they have been so great and they are such a great example of paying more for quality and ethics and being repaid with years and years of service....

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TEGU - PRISM POCKET POUCH

Today we bring you our favorite toy...they're not just the kids' favorite toy...because we all love these little blocks. Tegu makes these awesome wooden blocks with magnets in them for endless fun, games, and learning...

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PROJECT - WHALE CHEESE BOARDS

Similar to our All Aboard Recycled cutting boards are these new whale-inspired cheese boards made out of completely recycled mahogany decking, that has been cut down, oiled and rounded by every member of the family to bring out its true colors which happen to be the perfect contrast to an oak plug eye. Perfect for the beach or the dining room table...

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SENDA - FAIR TRADE SOCCER BALL

(REVIEW BY COLE FERGUSON SAUDER) Need a new soccer ball? Check out Senda. Their soccer balls are completely fair trade and provide people with better livelihoods and safe working conditions. They do all of this without child labor. Support this amazing company and all of their values by purchasing a ball HERE...

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BEZI - FEARLESS SHAVE OIL

Looking for a skin oil, shave oil or beard oil? We've got the company for you - Bezi. They combine high-quality, sustainably-harvested nutrients from Africa, the precision and quality standards of a lab in Chicago and an ethical business structure that ensures not only fair wages but also a profit sharing pool that gives bonuses to harvesters and processors...

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CASE - SOD BUSTER JR. KNIFE

For those of you out there looking for a solid everyday-use knife to carry on you that's made in the good old U. S. of A. this Case Sod Buster Jr. has got you covered. At 3 5/8 inches long with just one blade it's a nice size for your pocket but still big enough to use for anything from whittling down a hunk of wood to...

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