Be American Made

Celebrating American-made products and those that produce them.


When it comes to protecting valuable gear while venturing into the great outdoors, few companies offer the level of craftsmanship and durability that Lakewood does. Specializing in cases designed to withstand the elements, Lakewood has carved a niche for itself among outdoor enthusiasts, anglers, hunters, and archers. The brand offers a range of hard and soft cases, all promising to keep your equipment safe and organized, no matter where your adventures take you. Continue reading

Dans Hunting Gear

Planning to be outside in the coming months? Perhaps a camping trip or maybe even a hunting excursion of some type? For some proper American Made outdoor clothing, take a look at Dan’s Hunting Gear. These Amish hand-made pieces will keep you warm and dry and concealed. All of Dan’s products are handmade off-site by over 40 local Amish seamstresses. This process begins with all the materials being hand cut, then serged to prevent seams from fraying and pulling apart. Continue reading

Elevate Stand Co

2023-08-22 Hunting Outdoors
If you are a hunter you are most likely preparing for the coming seasons. September is only a few weeks away! Looking to hunt from up high? Elevate Stand Co is an American company producing lightweight, high quality hang on tree stands in Kansas. The company was founded by two brothers, Josh and Jared Stubbs. The duo grew up hunting with family and friends. “If they were hunting, they were happy. Continue reading

Condition 1

A few years ago we were in the market for a robust hard case. We looked at all the typical options but came across Condition 1 and found what we were looking for. We ended up with the 55" Long Case and it has absolutely done the job we needed it to do. It holds what we need, was easy to customize the internal foam, has wheels and multiple handles. What more could we want? Continue reading

Go Wild Camo

Go Wild Camo was born from a desire to do better. To create something better than what existed at the time. While hunting Elk in western Montana, well above the snow-line, I realized that most of the modern camouflage clothing companies didn’t live up to their claims. On our trek we gained 3,800 feet in just under 6 miles and the need to constantly change out layers for lack of performance slowed us down more than the terrain. Continue reading

Velo Transit

You know us, we love bags. Whether from Red Oxx or Inside Line Equipment or Outdoorsmans. We simply love great bags, backpacks, fanny packs or any other ‘bag’ type item. We have a new company to add to our bag list: Velo Transit. Velot Transit makes bags from their shop in Seatac, Washington. You can bet their bags are waterproof! They have the perfect testing grounds for that, no question. Continue reading

Quality Archery Designs

It is no secret that we love archery. We’ve featured a whole host of various archery companies including Easton Archery, Ethics Archery, Last Chance Archery, Stan Releases, Bowtech and Arizona Archery Enterprises … just to name a few. Today we add a new one to the list: Quality Archery Designs based in Virginia. Quality Archery Designs, perhaps better known as simply QAD, has been manufacturing innovative archery products in America since 1992. Continue reading

Stan Releases

If you are a lover of archery you probably find yourself in one of two spots: Either looking for the perfect release or owning several type of releases after having researched for some time. Stan Releases is a New York based company that makes a number of different types of archery releases to cover all needs. Whether you prefer an index release or a thumb release or even a hinge release they have it covered. Continue reading

Mountain Ridge Gear

Mountain Ridge Gear describes its backstory as: … a classic case of hobby-turned-small business born inside a fabric store. That’s our favorite type of company! After 24 years in the military, founder Eric Lynn had gained an affinity for rugged and functional gear. He aslso realized that most of the gear made for hunting or tack just didn’t meet the standards he thought it should. Seams not as resiliant as they should be, materials that were just not as durable as they needed to be. Continue reading

Redding Reloading Equipment

If you are one of the millions who participates in shooting sports, either professionally or just for fun, you will eventually find yourself looking to reloading your own ammunition. Not only can it be cost-effective, it will allow you to be very precise and take your shooting to levels you may not have experienced using boxed ammunition. You’ll need a reloading press and for that press you will need die sets for any caliber you wish to reload. Continue reading
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