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2. Fjallraven pants: (Karen) These have become Matt’s go-to pants for work and play. electricity grid code They are trendy-looking enough that they are not out of place when you’re about town, but they are hardcore, durable, comfortable, and light enough for outdoor adventuring. The rumor is that a chainsaw slipped from a friend’s hand, ripped up these pants, but the tough fabric prevented the chainsaw from cutting his leg. Impressive!! A must-have wardrobe item for the outdoorsy man in your life!

(Matt) These pants are pricy, but they are absolutely top-quality top-notch technical gear. If you spend lots of time adventuring outside, you’ll be familiar with the problem of finding pants that are not cotton, but also don’t wear like a piece of plastic. For wet or cold or alpine, cotton pants are asking for trouble. On the other hand, the “hiking” pants that you can get from REI just don’t cut it for me, in terms of comfort or durability. These Fjallraven pants are the first that I have found that hits the sweet spot for me. Fjallraven makes many different models; I have the Vidda Pro Trouser which works great for me. The various trouser models differ largely in the number and location of pockets, and a bit in terms of cut/fit as well. The Vidda Pro uses the G1000 fabric, which is their mainstay and I recommend it. (For the record, I still don’t believe karen’s chain-saw rumor above; the fabric is good, but not superhuman.) There is also a G1000 “silent” version that is apparently quieter when moving through the woods for hunting, and only sacrifices a bit in terms of durability. I haven’t seen it in person so I can’t comment, but I think I’ll try it on my second pair just for variety, when I can afford to spring for another pair. I have no complaints in that regard with the standard G1000, but I’m curious about going all ninja silent. The sizing is the trickiest part, as it’s all European so you’ll have to put in a bit of effort to make the conversion and choose wisely. Check out the Fjallraven site directly.

(Matt) One of my favorite things about these pants is the option to wax them (see below). You rub the wax on like a crayon, then stand in front of the campfire or woodstove (or, you can iron them, though I’m not that motivated). gasco abu dhabi careers The resulting finish is just the right combination of water resistant and breathable. It works great for me in the snow and rain, one level below having to put on the shell pants. Old-school style—there’s no school like old school. Below is a neat video to watch that shows the waxing.

6. Duluth Men’s Buck Naked underwear : (Karen) Unfortunately, I couldn’t convince Matt to pose for a picture of these, but suffice it to say, they are his favorite underwear! After wearing the same brand for years and years and years, he is now a Buck Naked convert. These undies have a light, mesh-like breathable fabric that prevents chafing and, as the name suggests, makes it feel like you’re going commando. Great for hiking, biking, or just lounging around, he’ll appreciate your concern for his comfort.

(Matt) for about fifteen years the only underwear I wore was a specific model of Calvin Klein briefs. So it was a big deal when Karen found something that completely supplanted a fifteen year habit. gas yoga And the best part is that these are not cotton. If it’s hard to find comfortable non-cotton outdoor pants, it’s even harder to find non-cotton underwear. I intend to stock up a large supply of these, just on the off chance they decide to stop making them.

7. Knife: (Matt) We men often have a strange predilection for knives, all out of proportion to the use that they might receive. Like many men, I have strong preferences. Fortunately, I have mostly outgrown my strong opinions when it comes to knives, as being one of those things that is so subjective rather than absolute. I do still have one strong opinion that is here to stay: stainless steel is the worst steel. Stainless steel is garbage for making knives that get sharp and stay sharp. But 9 out of 10 knives are made with stainless. If you get your man a high-carbon steel knife and point that out to him, he will (or should) appreciate your discerning nature for quality. Anyway, I’ll describe my two go-to knives, with the caveat that my preferences have evolved over decades and a knife is a very personal item.

(Matt) I carry this knife every day, everywhere I go; the only time it isn’t clipped in my right pocket is when I’m wearing pajamas, or if I fly somewhere with no checked luggage. At a young age I practiced incessantly with one-handed opening and closing of this style of locker, which drives my choice. The “ZDP-189” is an exotic sort of steel, both high carbon and stainless also, which is why the price is much higher than equivalent stainless versions. Below is a video of the knife in and out of my pocket.

(Matt) This is my other knife. My fixed blade, camp knife, car knife, survival knife, etc. A folding pocket knife can only take so much abuse. electricity experiments elementary school A decent sized (but not too large) fixed blade knife is nearly indestructible and will last forever. It will not see the sort of action as a pocket knife does, but that’s to be expected. In modern society, a knife like this is a luxury. electricity and circuits ppt On the other hand, just about every outdoorsy guy would appreciate a legitimate knife like this. Again, knives are all about personal preference (except for the fact that stainless is shit). This is a more traditional, forged knife out of high-carbon steel. It happens to be the knife that one of the contestants in the television series “Alone”—Larry Roberts—used to survive for weeks (months?) alone in the woods, which is pretty legit endorsement in my opinion. It is simple, not overly large but big enough to be used for batoning. The leather sheath is similarly practical, with a loop for a 3/8” diameter firesteel, and can be worn in the traditional position high on the belt, or on the dangler loop. One holiday option: watch a few episodes of the Alone series with your guy, then give him the knife that Larry was using in the show—you’ll make him feel like he’s prepared to survive in the wilderness, and that you really thoughtful about it. If I had to survive in the wilderness and could only take one item, this would be it.

9. Sea to Summit inflatable pillow: (Karen) Sea to Summit has some fantastic products. This one, in particular, we stumbled upon when Bodie was picking out his birthday present at REI. Of everything there, he wanted to spend his $40 on this! He LOVES it. When not in use, it stores away nicely in a silky compression sac. In the tent, it makes a cozy pillow. The fleecy fabric is super soft and the synthetic fill makes it that much more comfy.

10. Camp chair: (Karen) The Eddie Bauer chairs we have and love are currently nowhere to be found, but this one looks good and has excellent reviews. natural electricity examples I know we all like to get those $19.99 chairs at Walmart (and sometimes they’re awesome!) but it is worth your $$ to invest in a decent chair if you like to be outside a lot. We use ours in our backyard, at soccer games, summer concerts in the park, and of course camping.. for the amount of time your tush will spend it, might as well invest in a quality line!

(Matt) I like a straight-forward, simple, heavy feeling, classic 10oz “rocks” glass, like the image/link below. They’re pretty cheap, and I like to take them with me camping too. I’ll tell you, having a proper drink of whiskey from a real glass in front of the campfire in this middle of the woods makes me feel like I’m living life right. The (minor) challenge/risk of breakage getting them to the campsite context makes the successful execution that much more gratifying.

20. Emergency Vehicle Extraction tools: (Karen) Known to me as sandpit tire things, these stowable traxx can make it significantly easier to rescue your own vehicle from mud and sand, or provide a bit of extra traction if you’re slipping on an icy patch. We haven’t personally tried either of these options, but I know they’re on Matt’s list.

27. Icebreaker base layers: (Karen) Icebreaker makes some of the softest clothing! I love how lightweight these are and how they feel against your skin. Base layers are a necessity for anyone who is spending much time doing outdoor activities. Awesome on their own for hiking in the summer, they will also hoard warmth for you under your puffy on the colder days.

(Matt) I have a thin Smartwool base layer top, almost identical to Icebreaker but maybe not quite as high-end, and I use it on every single outdoor activity when the temp is sub 60˚F. (n.b. saying that Smartwool is “not as high-end” should indicate just how premium the Icebreaker stuff is). My thin smartwool merino wool top is possibly my single most valued individual clothing item. I would really really like to get a pair of the bottoms…

30. electricity equations physics Garmin InReach Explorer Kit: (Karen) This is $$$$$ but, honestly, I think it would be worth it if you have a spouse/partner who is out in the backcountry with kids. There are numerous times I have told Matt I didn’t want him to go hiking/camping alone with the kids because I was worried that, if something happened to him, what would the kids do? I fully trust Matt but if he were to get injured out there in the middle of nowhere, my 7 or 5 or 3 year old would not be capable of getting help. chapter 7 electricity and magnetism For those families who adventure in zones where cell reception is nil, this device could prove invaluable in an emergency.

(Matt) We have been talking about this for a while and haven’t bought one yet. I personally am not so worried, as I feel that even when I’m alone with the boys, there are usually other people (strangers) around that could assist in an emergency, but I understand that Karen has a right to worry. Also, I hope to do some more hardcore trips with the boys eventually, and if one of these is the “price of admission”, then I’ll gladly pay it.

A) What comprises an “outdoorsy” watch? Well, the above Casio has a built-in compass and solar charging. It also has an altimeter/barometer and the atomic radio transceiver to keep the time accurate. It makes you feel like you could use this watch to survive in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. That counts as outdoorsy to me. I do not own one of these, unfortunately, but it’s largely because I have a small wrist and these things would be monstrous on me.

33. Chainsaw: (Matt) I couldn’t help adding this one. I know that not too many people truly have need of a chainsaw, but this happens to at the top of my list this year so I need to include it. I have used a friend’s Husqvarna Rancher with the 20in bar before, so I know that it is just the right size for me to use for firewood collecting out in the national forest once a year, and I would really like to add that to our list of yearly traditions.