This week's featured carry highlights Word. Notebook's new Terrain Pocket Notebook. If you're looking at a weekend away, start with the basics of a good fixed-blade knife, like the affordable Schrade Frontier, and quality Swedish FireSteel. Add a good notebook and pen so you can use the time away to gather your thoughts and find yourself inspired.
We have the Word. Notebooks Ivory Terrain Pocket Notebook (3-Pack), Schrade Frontier Fixed Blade, Word. Notebook Leather Jacket in Chestnut/Red, Rite in the Rain All-Metal Clicker Pen and the Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Scout in red.
You don't need much to make it outdoors, although sometimes we find ourselves taking way too many creature comforts of home. Add a hammock, sleeping bag, stove, some coffee and a mug and you'd be set so you can get over the distractions of the city and have the time to get all the thoughts down on paper.
Reflection is necessary sometimes; to ensure you're not caught up in the consumerism and race for the top that can somehow consume us. Let's explore our featured carry this week and get inspired for a simple weekend away.
Word. Notebooks Ivory Terrain Pocket Notebook (3-Pack) ($9.99)
The new Terrain series from Word. Notebooks is leaving us inspired with a sense of exploration, along with the unexplainable beauty of a topographic map. Available in ivory (shown here), green and orange, even the most adventurous at heart can now find themselves carrying a pocket notebook as part of their EDC.
Each Terrain 3-pack features Word. Notebook's unique organizational system to keep everything you jot down in order.
Schrade Frontier Fixed Blade ($26.99)
The Schrade Frontier Fixed Blade Knife won BLADE Magazine’s “People’s Choice Knife of the Year” in 2015 for a good reason: value.
With the strength of a 5" full tang, drop point blade, the Frontier can take on your bushcrafting or survival tasks. With a .25" powder-coated 1095 high carbon steel blade, you can cut kindling, chop and baton. At just over 10.5" in overall length the 90-degree angle of the spine can be used as a striker with the included ferro rod.
The ring textured TPE handle provides a sure grip, even in the worst weather conditions. The finger choil adds control for your more detailed tasks. Included with the knife is a black polyester belt sheath, ferro rod, striker and sharpening stone.
It's an amazing knife for the price. Throw it into your go-bag, keep it in your camping gear or take it with you everyday so you're prepared for what comes your way.
Word. Notebook Leather Jacket in Chestnut/Red ($27.99)
Since their inception, Word. Notebooks have been designed for archiving, for saving your notes and even passing them down. If you’re serious about keeping them fresh, without losing any style points, consider the Word. Notebook Leather Jacket.
Handcrafted by Phoenix, AZ-based Bison, each is cut from soft, supple leather and is capable of holding two standard pocket-sized notebooks inside. Just slip your notebook inside the interior bands and the Leather Jacket will keep a pair of your notebooks free of nicks and scratches.
The Word. Notebook Leather Jacket is available in three leather/band combinations: chestnut/red (which is what you see here, black/blue and olive/orange. It's a beautiful way to update your everyday carry while keeping your important notes, goals and to-do's protected.
Rite in the Rain All-Metal Clicker Pen ($14.99)
Rite in the Rain's All-Metal Clicker Pen is a great EDC pen choice due to it's durability, pressuried ink and faux pen cap that can clip to your pocket or shirt so it doesn't get lost.
Manufactured exclusively for Rite in the Rain by the much loved Fisher Space Pen Company, it's all-metal body will stand the test of time. It's coated with a black matte coating which makes it easy to grip, even with gloves on.
At 5.25" long it won't cause any fatigue after long use. Included is a black in pressurized cartridge that writes on wet paper and upside down. It won't leak, evaporate or blow up in your pocket. The ink is permanent and will not dry out. Tough enough to handle extreme temperatures from -30°F to 250°F. It writes over water, grease, fingerprints and photographs. Perfect for use for any extreme condition.
Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Scout ($13.99)
With up to 3,000 strikes and at less than one ounce in weight, the Scout is a smaller version of the Swedish FireSteel 2.0 Army and is perfect for emergency situations.
Originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense, the legendary Swedish FireSteel is the original fire starter. The second generation of these FireSteel's have an improved striker that makes it even easier to build a fire in any weather, at any altitude.
The Swedish FireSteel’s dependability and intense, close to 3,000°C (5400°F) sparks, have long made it a favorite of survival experts, hunters, fishermen, and campers. It has also found its way into cabins and backyards as a foolproof way to light stoves and gas barbecues.
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