• Field Notes

    Posted on: January 1st, 2015 by Ryan


    Picked up a pack of Field Notes. They sent a pencil in the package too. It’s a mighty nice pencil.


    Made Right Here – Stern Pinball

    Posted on: September 10th, 2014 by Ryan

    Via: MadeRightHere.tv



    Max, It was great meeting you at the Whole Larder Love workshop. Glad to see this launch. Love them!

    Made Right Here – Coming soon

    Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by Ryan

    Word has it, the MadeRightHere TV series is launching soon!

    Be sure to check out MadeRightHere.tv, or follow MadeRightHere on facebook for more info!

    (I’ll certainly be posting an update once it hits the streets.)

    Keysmart Pocket Organizer

    Posted on: July 30th, 2014 by Ryan

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    Each Keysmart  holds up to 5 keys.

    Made from aluminum and stainless steel in Chicago Illinois.

    I’ve been looking for one of these… I can’t wait to get it in the mail.

    via Flint and Tinder


    Swiss-Miss – Sharing my 5 Personal Rules

    Posted on: June 26th, 2014 by Ryan


    swiss-miss Sharing my 5 Personal Rules

    Motorola Moto X – Republic Wireless

    Posted on: April 29th, 2014 by Ryan



    The Moto X is assembled in the USA. The factory, in Texas, employs around 2500 employees and pumps out around 100k phones per week. Adding around $60-Million to the US economy.

    While normally this wouldn’t meet my requirements for posting on the usamadeblog, I feel it’s better to promote a step in the right direction than not. Keep it up Google/Motorola!


    Moto X on Republic Wireless

    P.S. I haven’t personally used Republic Wireless, I have first hand reports that it works well and the folks that do use it were very happy with the service. And you can’t beat $25 unlimited.

    P.P.S. The Moto G is NOT Assembled in the USA.



    KNO Clothing – 100% USA made T-Shirts

    Posted on: March 11th, 2014 by Ryan


    Organic Cotton from Texas died and spun in North Carolina, Knitted in South Carolina, Back to North Carolina for Design, Cut and Sew. Up to Pennsylvania to ship to you.

    KNO Clothing


    Newcandescents – Rough Duty Incandescent light bulbs

    Posted on: January 23rd, 2014 by Ryan



    Thought they stopped making incandescent bulbs in the US?

    Not Newcandescent. They are able to get around the ban by manufacturing Rough Duty bulbs; right here in New Jersey.


    I’ve not tried their bulbs, but I do plan on ordering a pack. I much prefer them for my bathroom where quick and bright is important. And in work areas where I need a bright good quality light.

    Buy from Newcandescents


    But what about CFL’s?  

    Due to the mercury content in CFL bulbs, it’s illegal to manufacture them in the US. I don’t recommend buying them… They have mercury in them and that’s some bad stuff. 


    Filson Mackinaw Wool Vest

    Posted on: January 14th, 2014 by Ryan


    C.C. Filson Co. out of Seatle has been around for well over 100 years and they make some of the best clothes known to man.

    I recently had a chance to see some Filson clothes in person and they are incredibly well built.  This vest has been on my list for a while and I think it will be my next clothing purchase. Honestly, my purchase has been put off due to the cost of the vest. After seeing how they are built, that is no longer an obstacle.

    Any location where the vest might fail, pockets, buttons is reinforced with extra cloth or an extra stitch.

    I can’t wait!

    Here is a link to the Filson Made in the USA section.


    Tool Rolls – Made by Me.

    Posted on: January 14th, 2014 by Ryan


    Need a tool roll? I make them now.

    Great for screw drivers and pliers.

    If you have a specific need, contact me through the etsy shop and We’ll get a custom order going for you.

    Here’s the link to my etsy shop.