Posts Tagged ‘leather’

By Cameron McKirdy

Man, I have some cool goodies to share with you Survival Bros. Check out the custom leather wallet, and #EDC “Pocket Armor” organizer I had made. Popov Leather did an amazing job creating these exquisite pieces by hand. They are located in British Columbia, Canada and have been excellent at communicating with me for this collaboration. Check out their YouTube Channel and website. Popov is offering a discount right now. If you have something made by them, send me a photo at thesurvivalbros@gmail.com and I will share it. I want to see more gear from these Artists. I plan on ordering more items, and producing videos soon for the SB YT Chan.

Created just for Cam of Survival Bros

Latest handmade works from #popovleather

Cameron McKirdy produced a new #EDC or Everyday Carry video update!  Check out the latest gear Survival Bros uses to stay safe, and be prepared for emergency situations.  Many products have multiple uses.  For example, you could use the headphone wires as cordage to keep something together.  HD video filmed with the new GoPro Hero7 Black camera.  It’s just OK.  The lens fogged up from the body heat coming off of my hand.  I thought this video was ruined, but I’m happy with the post.  Making YouTube videos is tough, but rewarding.

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Cam carrying his 110 Liter Kelty Backpack up Tillamook Head to the Hiker Cabins in Seaside, OR

 

 

Produced By Cameron McKirdywonder balsam

If you have leather, try Dr. Martens Wonder Balsam on it.  I had to do a product review on this treatment.  I’ve been using it for years, and restored four pairs of footwear today.  It brought my boots, dress shoes, and UGG slippers back to life.  I will try it on an old leather coat next.  It’s so much fun to apply, I wish I had a crappy leather couch to fix up.  You don’t have to rub much on with the sponge for it to condition, and protect.  It’s a good prep to get out of the way.

Here’s the product description: A unique blend of coconut oil, lanolin and beeswax. These all-natural ingredients clean and protect leather to keep it soft and supple. For use on all leather, except suede types. Use it on all things leather … shoes, handbags, jackets, even furniture. • All-Natural Ingredients of Coconut Oil, Lanoline and Beeswax • Protects Against Water, Liquid and Salt Marks • No Polishing Necessary

Now look at my kicks before and after!

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old dr martens

Dress Boots Waxed

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Survival Bros tested and approved!

Hey friends.  I had to show you my Swiss Army multitool.  This is a super rare traveler’s set.  I couldn’t even find a picture of it on the internet.  I bought this 10 years ago while traveling through Europe.  I saved around 50% by purchasing it in Switzerland, compared to the states.  The set cost me 127 Francs.  Which today converts to $138.99 US.  It’s one of the nicest knives Victorinox makes, and came with a compass, Maglite Solitare keychain flashlight, and leather carrying case.  The best part is, I got the side of the knife engraved with my name for free.  It’s mint, but I’m going to start using it as part of my EDC, or every day carry. 

Unfortunately, I left the batteries in the flashlight, and now I can’t get the end cap off to fix it.  So I’m sending it to Maglite for a free repair or replacement.  I just have to pay for shipping.  That’s the second flashlight I’ve found this week that had the batteries leak.  Not cool.  Lesson learned.  Take the batteries out, or keep them fresh.  You can find just the knife for sale online for about $75.  It got a 5 star rating on Amazon.  It’s no wonder, because they’ve been in business since 1884.

swiss army victorinox champ traveler's set
Produced by Cameron McKirdy