Made in the U.S.A. ?

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  1. Chandalar

    Chandalar Well-Known Member

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    I went to one of the local outdoor stores here in Fairbanks today, I'm getting ready to head you to the Brooks Range for hunting season and thought I would see if I could find a few things for the trip. After a couple of hours I found ONE thing that was American Made, a pari of Danner hiking boots. Everything, and I mean every thing clothing, boots, bags, thermoses, was exclusively made in Asia. What was interesting is that the prices, even though the gear is made in Asia, meaning Patagonia, Mountain Hard Ware, Browning, North Face ect.. ect.. even the new stuff that was born in Fairbanks, Kryptek gear, all sold out and made in Asia is just as expensive or more so than when it was made in the US a couple of years ago. The Asian boots were just as expensive as the Danner US made ones. As the rest of the planet continues to drop the US dollar as a means of payment and exchange, I wonder, just wonder, how long it will be before Remington, Ruger, Smith and Wesson, Weatherby, and Springfield ect ect... will also be made in Asia. Buy and demand made in USA before its to late!

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  2. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    I only buy USA made firearms and wear Danner boots. Just do what I can....
     

  3. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Find out what's driving the prices and you'll see why businesses are going overseas. Politics, global economy, and other factors makes it hard to demand US made products only.

    Like many of us, I too would love to see "MADE IN THE USA" products from cradle to grave, esp. when it is affordable for most.
     
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  4. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    I maintain that the only true American Made in USA item is babies and they are delivered with offshore made surgical tools.

    Danners are nice boots but your feet die before they are broken in........:)

    I'll take my German Meindl's or my Itallian Kenetreks. At least neither is made in a third world hovel somewhere.

    Vortex Scopes have become a hot item. Too bad Vortex is only a freight forwarder for an offshore manufacturer.

    It's business and no one is more to blame than the American consumer.
     
  5. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Thats a start. Better toss your China made laptop though. While you are at it. toss your I phone too.

    Better toss your clothes too and your undies and socks because they were most likely mafe offshore.

    I wonder if condoms are made here?
     
  6. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Buy and demand made in USA before its to late!....

    Chandalar, I'm afraid it's already too late.......
    I recently bought a Henry lever gun in 44 Magnum. I like the owner of Henry (HRAC), Anthony Imperato. His company credo is:

    Made in America or not made at all.

    Barrels from Ohio
    Stocks from the midwest
    Receivers from Pennsylvania
    Built in all places, Bayonne, New jersey by blue collor craftsmen.

    There is a guy with guts. Jersey, in fact the whole eastern seaboard is anti firearm.

    While not a long range rifle, I have to say it's the smoothest lever action I've ever shot and it's accurate too. A wall hanger though. Almost too pretty to shoot.
     
  7. Chandalar

    Chandalar Well-Known Member

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  8. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely 110% factoid right here. People scream & cry over cost so the manufacturer drops price the one way they can.

    For those of you sporting wrangler, levi's or whatever here's an American option for you. I've owned several pair of All American pants; the best part, they all ship with a certificate that will tell you exactly which American farm the cotton was grown on.


    Clothing Made in USA by All American



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  9. SidecarFlip

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    That is a GOOD link and I'll be buying my jeans and Henley's there. Looks like they have nice work boots too. I lke the 'traceability' feature on the jeans. Good selling point.

    Always been a KUIU fan and I was a bit disapointed to learn the KUIU is made offshore now. It's damn good stuff but it's hard for me to digest the made offshore part. In KUIU's defense, Jason is very open about it, I will say that. His premise is that the Tora fabric is a Japanese design and execution so it costs less to make it there, rather than here and Jason does pass the savings on.

    I have quite a bit of KUIU hunting gear and it is top shelf stuff, just would prefer it to be made here.
     
  10. Outlaw6.0

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    Glad to hear it 'Flip. I'm actually wearing a pair of their jeans right now. The gusseted (if that's a word) jeans are especially comfortable for a guy that does a lot of sitting. They are lasting as along as any of my Levi's have for pretty much the same price.


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    I never liked the idea of corporate "saving" by shipping material out, processing it and shipping it back.

    We now have American grown chicken shipped to China, processed and shipped back.
     
  12. SidecarFlip

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    That seems odd. I don't get the logistics in that at all. A particular brand per chance (so we can avoid it)?
     
  13. SidecarFlip

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    My employer gives the employees a shoe allowance (we must wear full PPE, hard hat, safety glasses with side shields, long sleeved shirt, pannts and/or Kevlar oversleeves if wearing a Tee shirt, all supplied by the company but the shoes.

    I prrefer metatarsal footwear but we have to wear ANSI approved safety toe boots (I get accessory metatarsal shields from the company. While the shoe/boot allowance is good, it don't quite cover the cost of good boots/shoes.

    There is a Redwing shoestore near the plant and I stopped in to look at a pair of Redwings and I was unpleasantly suprised to find out the most Redwings are made offshore. They ain't cheap either.

    Been wearing structural fiber ANSI approved shoe/Boot over guards (that are a royal PITA) but doable but with the above link, I just ordered a pair of ANSI steel toe work boots, Made in USA for less than the Redwings and just above my allotment for safety shoes.

    Thanks again.
     
  14. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    Working for an international Oil Field service company, I understand PPE requirements very well :)

    I truly hope those new boots work well for you, the last pair I bought were the Redwing Pecos, aside from Double H, the only ones I could find made in the USA. Please let me know if they are worth the $$.


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