Days are getting shorter and there is a chill in the air. You know what that means...outdoor fire time. But, building a fire is such a pain you say. Well, rest your weary city-boy typist hands and buy yourself a portable bonfire. Problem solved.
Get it on Plow & Hearth for $30.
Looking for the perfect ice cube for your perfect cocktail? Studio Neat has you covered. From the makers of the Glif (no, not dirty, get your mind out of the gutter), the Neat Ice Kit is designed to give you perfectly formed clear ice cubes.
Why would you want perfectly formed clear ice cubes you ask? Well Adam Lisagor (from all those spiffy commercials) explains it better than the BirdDog can:
This tie was made for the BirdDog. Beautiful black lab on woven yellow tie. Makes me want to actually wear a tie (kinda).
The Bushnell Legend HD binocular is great for field use - with rain guard water repellant and a wide field of view. It is perfect for storing in your ruck, around your neck, or even on your waist. More importantly, it was named four time binocular of the year by Binoculars.com (the BirdDog doesn't judge, but there really is a site for anything online).
Get it on Amazon for $200.
Steve Penley is a celebrated Southern artist whose works have been displayed across the globe. His use of color and his style is unique, and a Penley hanging on your office wall is sure to be a conversation starter. But, if you can't spring for the $2,000 UGA, check out this coffee table book instead.
While the BirdDog has four paws made for all-weather action, people tend to need boots for inclement weather. For the nastiest of conditions, a good pair of rubber boots does the trick, and there is simply none better than the Le Chameau Chasseur rubber boot.
In case you were wondering, chasseur mean hunter in French. No cheese eating surrender monkey here though! This boot is made for walking - through bogs, mud, thicket, and to the coffee shop on a rainy day. Leather lined with a deep traction heel, you better believe you will be walking upright and dry in even the toughest conditions.
Get it on Amazon for $480.
Spend any time in the woods and you gain an appreciation of all the different songs coming from our feathered friends. The Birding Life gives you a window into the passionate devotion of those self described "bird nerds". And, if nothing else, what a gorgeous coffee table book!
Get it on Amazon for $35.
When it comes to a Everyday Carry Knife, the Spyderco Tenacious Folding Knife can't be beat. I have been carrying a Spyderco for years and love the ease of use, the precision build, and the fact that it won't break the bank if it gets left behind.
Why would you want a knife in your everyday carry? Besides the fact that my grandfather (the toughest man ever) said "you ain't no kind of man if you don't carry a knife", a knife is the truest of multi-tools. But wait! A knife is just for cutting, right?
An everyday carry knife can be used to open an envelope, get food out of your teeth, for self-protection in a pinch, to draw a map in the dirt, gut a catfish, remove a splinter, and all other kinds of jobs that a Southern Gent needs done.
So, if you are not carrying a knife everyday, I think it is about time to remedy that (unless you are going through TSA, then forget everything I just said).
Get it on Amazon for $43.