Category Archives: recreation

Right on Target


I was greatly heartened by the news that Target will be featuring a curated line of American made products in the upcoming months.  Target’s “Collective” features products from six brands; all the products in the Collective will be produced by … Continue reading

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And the winners are!


I recently learned about a great competition for outdoor products being made in America. The American Made Outdoor Gear Award is the brainchild of the paddling firm Kokatat, where 150 members of our extended American family have been making all things … Continue reading

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Cyber Monday Alert!


The intrepid Sarah Mazzone of the USA Challenge just posted a nice Cyber Monday list that I urge you to peruse if you still have any money left after buying all the stuff I suggested on my Simply American Black Friday … Continue reading

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Bow down to ice cold beverages!


I am a proud University of Washington Husky alum and back in the day, I used to tailgate in the North lot of Husky Stadium pictured above.  As anyone who has ever tailgated knows, the cooler is integral to a … Continue reading

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It’s never too early to plan next summer’s naps


Napping is pretty high on my list of things I like to do.  There is the nap on the couch while watching golf.  When I nodded off, Nicklaus was on the second tee.  When I regain consciousness, he is on the … Continue reading

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I hope he has one of Steve’s dry suits!


I have a friend, Sean, who is absolutely mad about whitewater kayaking.  I have the ability to kayak on a very calm lake, but if I ever attempt anything even remotely approaching whitewater kayaking, make sure the fellows on the … Continue reading

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Soon you’ll need these!


Sure, it was nearly eighty in Minnesota today.  But give it a couple of months and those temperatures will be a distant memory.  Instead, our sisters and brothers in the Twin Cities will be dealing with mountains of snow.  Even here … Continue reading

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Well that makes it a lot easier!


Sometimes finding products you want that are made by members of our extended American family can be a bit of a struggle.  But thankfully, a lot of websites of well-known retailers are now including a “Made in America” search function … Continue reading

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A bit of this, a bit of that


This is not a post about American made kitchen utensils.  Though if you want kitchen utensils made by members of our extended American family you should visit the Jacob Bromwell website.  Rather it’s a post with some links to some great … Continue reading

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A worthy read!


It is a simple formula. We need new jobs in this country. We can create new jobs by buying American made shoes, socks, pants, cars, freezers instead of foreign-made shoes, socks, pants, cars and freezers. So I am always on … Continue reading

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