Be American Made

Celebrating American-made products and those that produce them.

Mission Workshop

Looking for an American Made waterproof bag? Maybe something to use on your overlanding adventures or perhaps just for those big rides to work? Say hello to Mission Workshop. All bags produces by Mission Workshop are made right here in America: From the initial design / prototyping to the actual manufacturing and finishing, every step of our bag’s production goes down right here in the USA (using domestic and foreign components). Continue reading

Triple Aught Design

We love the mantra of Triple Aught Design: To Inspire our community to live more adventurous lives through legendary product and experiences. There are numerous options for both men and women if you are looking for apparel. They also offer pack equipment. As we have noted in previous features: we LOVE bags. Primarly backpacks, but really all bags. The Fast Pack Litespeed Sterile Edition looks like one we need to have in our collection. Continue reading

Take Off

How many times have you had an adhesive stuck to something and you just can’t get it off? For us, hundreds of times. This is where Take Off Adhesive Remover comes in! TakeOFF Adhesive Remover is the best solution for eliminating costly mistakes and messes around the house, garage, and workshop. It has been carefully formulated to dissolve sticky adhesives and leave no residue behind. And, it is Made in America! Continue reading

Inside Line Equipment

Quality bags of all types are one item that we have been able to find numerous companies producing here in America. Previously we have featured Red Oxx, Rickshaw Bags, Range Leather, Bradley Mountain, Road Runner Bags, Frost River and ZPacks. Today we add another to that list: Inside Line Equipment. American Made at the core! ILE products are made from USA sourced materials, and designed with strength and simplicity in mind. Continue reading

Rickshaw Bags

Looking for a new bag? Peraps a backpack or maybe a messenger bag? Possibly a duffle or handbag or simply a laptop bag? Or, maybe you need a bike bag to outfit your ride. No matter what type of bag you are looking for, you’ll want one made in America. Rickshaw Bags handles all of these bags. And, they make them all in their facility in San Francisco, CA. Founder Mark Dwight left behind a career in high tech to run an existing messenger bag company way back in 2002 after the first dot-com bust. Continue reading


One thing that most Americans are very aware of these days: Face Masks. The Covid Pandemic brought masks to the top of mind for everyone in the country, and the world. But, here is a question: where was your mask made? For us, we were determined to only purchase masks that were Made in the USA. That brings us to Lutema. Made in USA masks are manufactured in San Diego, California and have undergone ASTM Level 3 Barrier (international standard) testing for both flammability and synthetic blood penetration resistance, clearing at Class 1 and ASTM Level 3 standards respectively. Continue reading


2022-10-03 Beverage
Coffee. For many, the day cannot being without at least one cup of joe. The real question is: how do you choose to make your cup of coffee? For us, it is done with an AeroPress. Specifically the AeroPress Go ’travel’ coffee maker. This started as a quest to find a method for making a great cup of coffee during a camping trip. Little did we know we would end up using this for every cup of coffee we make. Continue reading


MagLite flashlights seems to be almost universally known. It seems that everyone we know has one. Or two or three. Whether it is the larger full size flashlights that seem robust enough to use as a hammer, or the smaller, compact size flashlights that fit in your pocket, they are everywhere. We think this can be attributed to the fact that they are quality, Made in America, flashlights. Every flashlight made by Mag Instrument, Inc. Continue reading

Bradley Mountain

Bradley Mountain is a small company made up of six craftsmen who make bags by hand in San Diego, CA. Their motto is: Inspiring People To Live Adventurously Bradley Mountain produces beautiful bags such as The Wilder, The Biographer, and the Muir Pack. All 100% Made in the USA. If you are looking for something a bit less costly, check out the Accessorires they offer. A few standouts for us: Continue reading

Road Runner Bags

2022-08-23 Outdoors Sports
Road Runner Bags is a small crew composed of skilled individuals producing hand-made bicycle bags. Each bag is 100% Made in America in their Los Angeles, California manufacturing facility. Road Runner Bags has always been a company committed to environmental sustainability, and we do everything we can to make sure that all scraps are saved, and no material is wasted. We believe that we have the social responsibility to ensure that all of our products are built to last and never end up in a landfill. Continue reading
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