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Bavaria: The Forest

On our latest adventure in Bavaria, Germany, we spent a day working with Bernhard Hage, who calls himself a “woodshifter.” We went there in pursuit of celebrating quality, utility, and…

Bavaria: The Farm

Brothers Georg and Karl Schweisfurth run a guesthouse and organic farm in Bavaria, Germany. We went there…

Bavaria: The Mountain

Mountaineers Niki Kemser, Hannes Brunner, and Robert Nagel were our guides as we descended Zugspitze, the highest…

Our 10 Best Gifts for 2019

Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list (and maybe something for yourself). From clothing to…

5 Fall Mushrooms: A Beginner’s Guide

Fall is a time for harvest, not only in the garden or field but in the woods as well. Collecting…

An Ode to Steel Storage

Stage 1: 15 foot-pounds, star formation. Stage 2: 35 foot-pounds wait 15 minutes. Stage 3: 90-degree torque to yield. There…

A Connection to Place

One of the most common questions I get is “Why do you paint the desert?” I feel like I am supposed…

Mallmann’s Provence

Our latest adventure took us to Provence, France, where we visited legendary chef — and Best Made Creative Advisor — Francis Mallmann. The countryside was nearly as alive with romance and fire as Francis himself, who was in his element as host and entertainer at…

Smashed Potatoes

A tip: when you boil your potatoes for smashing, it’s important to start them in cold water. They cook more gently that way, and are less likely to break up and become soggy. Add olive oil, vinegar, bay leaves, and pepper to the cooking water…

Rewaxing

As winter approaches, it’s a good idea to do some regular maintenance on your gear.…

10 Questions with Francis Mallmann

The chef, adventurer, poet, and larger than life iconoclast answers ten questions. Optimism, pessimism, or…

Dispatches from Svalbard

We are always chasing the light. On every Best Made shoot we’re up hours before…

The Good Fight

Our adventures are a chance to put our gear to the test — in turn, they can have a breakthrough impact on the way we work. That’s what happened in…