Product Review: Finn Utility Streamer Wallet

Micah and I have a soft spot for American-made products that are high-quality, classic and conventional all at the same time, and Maine-based Finn Utility’s gear—specifically the streamer wallet—checks all of those boxes. When I opened the package, I was immediately impressed with the casual, yet classy look of the olive- green wallet and the... Continue Reading →

South to Southeast

Memorial Day weekend is the kickoff to summer in the Midwest. Many people hitch up their speed boats and jet skis, and head north to their cabins on the lake for the weekend. This also means the lakes are usually a little loud and choppy, as dads are doing their best to throw their kids... Continue Reading →

Q&A with Joe from Dead Drift Net Co.

If you haven’t heard of Dead Drift Net Company, it’s time you did! Joe as born and raised in the Twin Cities, and has lived in Minneapolis for a little over 15 years. He and his wife share a little home with their son not too far from Lake Harriet. By day he is a government bureaucrat working on urban planning issues for the City of Minneapolis, and by night, he’s often down in his workshop pumping out the prettiest handmade nets you’ll ever see.  

Out (fishing) on Highway 61

By this time of the year, most of us Minnesotans are already looking forward to 60 degree days, fall colors and sporting our Patagonia fleeces or Paul Bunyan flannels—but it’s the end of September and temperatures were still in the 90’s in St. Paul, Minnesota this past weekend! Way too hot. Fortunately, some friends had... Continue Reading →

South Dakota road trip (part 1)

I remember taking a family vacation to South Dakota when I was little. Although I didn't remember many of the details, I still knew it was one of my favorite family trips. Once I met Micah and realized he had never been to South Dakota--in fact, he'd never even been west of Minnesota--I knew I needed... Continue Reading →

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