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The Great American Flask

Hip flasks are back in style. While hip flasks became a fashion trend back in the 18th century, their popularity as a convenient and inconspicuous way to carry booze goes back even further. Flasks were used...

A Glamper’s Dream: The Dream House Bell Tent

The idea of "glamping" is probably not something our ancestors had in mind when they started using bell tents. In fact, the use of canvas bell tents dates way back to Byzantine military campaigns in...

Otter Wax

Back in the mid-19th Century, sailors discovered that applying wax to their sailcloth would make them go faster. When it rained, they wrapped themselves in their spare sails to stay dry. Clothing and equipment manufacturers soon...

10 Best Vintage Style Rucksacks for Your Modern Travels

A rucksack is simply a type of backpack. In German, “rücken” means back and “sack” is the word for bag. But a rucksack is usually considered a more rugged version of the backpack. They are...