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Made In America

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:05 pm
by zelph
ULA packs made in Utah

Speer hammocks made in NC.

Sixmoon Designs, Moonbow, ULA

Henry Shires

Bags by Jacks 'R Better

Western Mountaineering sleeping bags.

Thermarest

Platapus

Littlbug wood burning stoves

Stove Designs by Skids - stoves ;)

Zelph's StoveWorks - stoves ;)- Illinois


Wiggy's Sleeping Bags

Cooking Book & Pot cozy's by Sarbar -





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Re: Made In America

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:30 am
by Nightwalker
Actually, my latest Hennessy Hammock is American made. Surprised? :)

Re: Made In America

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:00 am
by Pure Mahem
The Pure Mott's Lantern is made in america!

Re: Made In America

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:04 pm
by sarbar
Not gear persay, but I have been pleased to note that Fiskars is starting to make some of their notion line once again in the US for sewing. Yet.....beware: if you buy at Walmart, the same items are from China. At Jo-Ann's, US made. And it doesn't come cheap: I bought a new rotary cutter yesterday that was $12 more for the US made one. I coughed it up.

So read the packages! You can support US made items when you sew gear!

Re: Made In America

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:14 pm
by zelph
sarbar wrote:Not gear persay, but I have been pleased to note that Fiskars is starting to make some of their notion line once again in the US for sewing. Yet.....beware: if you buy at Walmart, the same items are from China. At Jo-Ann's, US made. And it doesn't come cheap: I bought a new rotary cutter yesterday that was $12 more for the US made one. I coughed it up.

So read the packages! You can support US made items when you sew gear!
Your books and pot cozy's are made in America.

Thanks for the Fiskars information. I use their rotary cutters also. One of the best inventions since the scissors :D

Re: Made In America

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:07 pm
by heckdog
Wiggy's sleeping bags

Re: Made In America

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:52 pm
by zelph
heckdog wrote:Wiggy's sleeping bags
That's an interesting site and is good to know they are "Made In America"

Did you ever watch that program on TV, "Made In America" ? Very, Very interesting program. It can be viewed on :http://travel.discovery.com/

Here is the schedule for the month of December

http://www.wiggys.com/category.cfm?Category=6

Re: Made In America

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:47 pm
by sarbar
zelph wrote:
sarbar wrote:Not gear persay, but I have been pleased to note that Fiskars is starting to make some of their notion line once again in the US for sewing. Yet.....beware: if you buy at Walmart, the same items are from China. At Jo-Ann's, US made. And it doesn't come cheap: I bought a new rotary cutter yesterday that was $12 more for the US made one. I coughed it up.

So read the packages! You can support US made items when you sew gear!
Your books and pot cozy's are made in America.

Thanks for the Fiskars information. I use their rotary cutters also. One of the best inventions since the scissors :D
Yep! We made it a BIG point to have our books printed in the US and support printers here :) I also try to buy only fabric woven/printed in the US as well. The Insul Bright fabric I use is milled here in the States, one of the mills is in Washington State on the Olympic Peninsula.

Also made in the US that I carry:
White Box Stoves
HP Stoves
Trail Designs products
The pint and quart freezer bags are US made
Pocket Duct Tape (made in the US, assembled by mentally handicapped adults in Wisconsin)
Germ-X products
Emergen C


One of my favorite companies is Cascade Designs. I got to tour the company after hours with a friend who works there 2 years ago...and wow, it was one of those tours that only a gear whore would love :D Old school all the way.

Re: Made In America

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:23 am
by zelph
[quote="sarbarAlso made in the US that I carry:
Pocket Duct Tape (made in the US, assembled by mentally handicapped adults in Wisconsin)
.[/quote]

I'm grateful that you are carrying a product made by those having a disability. They are a great source of quality products. It will do us good to search out those products and dealers.

Thanks for looking in that direction Sarbar. Thanks for the product update. ;)

Re: Made In America

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:23 pm
by sarbar
Fox River Socks. If you haven't worn them try them out! They have a huge line of Bio-Fiber socks that now take no oil.