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Wisconsin’s Best: Gifts of Venison, Bison, Bacon and Brats

There’s a website called Wisconsin-Made, which offers all sorts of interesting food items from the Badger State. Check out these yummy creations that you can ship to a friend for the holidays.

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!KringleDanish Kringles are among the most popular food items on the site. This homemade pastry item comes from the O&H Danish bakery in Wisconsin. Choose from Pecan, Raspberry, Cherry, Apple, Blueberry, Almond, Apricot, Cinnamon Roll, Chocolate Pecan and Maple Walnut.Bacon_GiftNueske’s Gourmet Bacon Assortment: a perfect gift for bacon fanatics.  Includes Applewood-smoked Bacon, Peppered Bacon, and Wild Cherrywood-smoked Bacon.
ElkVenisonBisonThe Bison, Elk and Venison Gift box includes delicious sausages from free-range grazing animals raised without growth hormones or antibiotics.BratwurstBratwurst sausages, or “brats” are big in Wisconsin. Choose from a wide variety of hearty brats they’ll love on the grill.

Check out hundreds of other Made-in-Wisconsin gift ideas here.

Regards, Kathy

Over 1000 American-Made Items in Nordstrom’s Cyber Monday Sale!

If you want to buy American, here’s a great opportunity to pick up holiday clothing and gifts at deep discounts. Check out these items:

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!There are hundreds of women’s items on sale at Nordstrom, from casual-wear to formal dresses.The men’s selection is smaller, but includes jeans, shirts, jackets and more.There are also bargains on Made-in-USA men’s shoes and boots.Wonderful gifts can be found in the jewelry and accessories sale.

Or, see all the American-made products at Nordstrom, with discounted items listed first.

Regards, Kathy

This Year, Please Buy “One Gift for America”

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This is the fourth year that we have been promoting the “One Gift for America” message; the idea that purchasing at least one Made-in-USA gift this holiday can make a difference in the American economy.

Don’t know where to find American-made products?

1. Browse our site: We’ve written about hundreds of American products.

2. Check out our advertisers (shown along the right side of each page). The links either bring you to the merchant’s “Made in USA” page or tell you how to find the products.

4. Take advantage of our hunt for bargains: see our latest “USA-Made, On-Sale” finds in the left column of every page.

5. Get our posts in your email. We’ll be writing about great gifts almost every day. To sign up,  enter your email address in the box that appears at the top right of every page – then click “Subscribe.”

6. Do your own search. If you Google “Made in USA” or “Made in America” you may find some interesting ideas.

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Regards,

Paul and Kathy – The Americanologists

Goruck Gear: Special Forces-Approved Rucksacks

Every time I come across the name Goruck, I envision slogging my way through a tough wooded area or climbing challenging hills. There is a reason for that: Goruck sponsors many outdoor challenge events based on special forces training. In fact, the products we’re showcasing today were developed by an ex-Special Forces soldier who knows a thing or two about being in the wilderness and needing gear that is tough and can hold up to the rigors of the elements.

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!Goruck produces bags that are useable in Baghdad or NYC. The company offers a variety of sizes, most of which are TSA-compliant for overhead storage. The bags have enough storage for a solid weekend away, plenty of compartments for your valuables and a durable outer shell made from 1000 denier CORDURA.Let’s just say that these are some really great heavy duty bags built to carry your stuff and last a lifetime (Puppy is optional).Happy Rucking!

Paul

Behren’s Manufacturing: Everyday Galvanized Steel Items, Made in USA

This morning we learned about a new Made-in-USA manufacturer. I say “new,” meaning “new to us,” since the company has been around since 1911.

Disclosure: We’ll get a small commission if you buy through the links in this post: Please do!We try to plan ahead on our purchases, because it can take a little time to find Made-in-America items. That often means purchasing online. But today, we needed a metal bucket right away, so we took our chances at a local store. Luckily, we found a galvanized steel bucket made by Behrens Manufacturing, a company that produces the majority of its products in Winona, Minnesota.

In addition to buckets, they make garbage cans, pans, funnels, watering cans and more.And you’ve probably seen their galvanized steel beverage tubs at parties.If you’re looking for the kind of heavy-duty tubs and tanks used to water livestock, there’s a very similarly-named manufacturer called Behlen, located in Nebraska.

Regards, Kathy