i am known to be quite specific in the requirements i have for any item i purchase, and as such, i usually end up spending quite a bit of time searching & researching before i buy something. i put together this list in hopes of saving you some of that extra time & effort.
laptop: sm-6 model- pc laptops
PC laptops is a local small business that builds & designs all of its own laptops & desktop computers. lifetime warranty, premium quality, & USA made.
pens & pencils:
PCA [pen company of america] USA made pen/stylus combo
USA gold classic wood pencils by the board dudes
good old post-it notes, made by 3M here in the USA.
environotes notebooks, made in the USA with sugarcane fiber, or what is left over after sugarcane is crushed to extract the juice.
binders & folders
smoker & grill
weber smokey mountain 14″ & 22″ grill
both produced by weber-stephen products, an american institution in the realm of outdoor cooking. always great quality, headquarted in illinois.
fuel & fire
kingsford lump charcoal briquettes: the purity of lump charcoal, but the ease of briquettes.
100% biomass firelighters by if you care, found at whole foods as well as online.
weber chimney starter, a time saver when it comes to starting your fire & prevents a need to absolutely ever using lighter fluid.
maverick ET-733 dual probe digital remote thermometer- perfect for monitoring both the cook temperature of the smoker & the internal temperature of the meat being cooked. i believe they also make a model that connects to your smartphone now. maverick housewares is located in edison, new jersey.
thermoworks thermopop instant thermometer– game changer as far as ensuring your meat is not over or undercooked. high level of accuracy, reasonably priced, based in salt lake city, utah.