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Surviving Black Friday: Part 2

I suppose step one is check your "budget."

Photo by Tamanna Rumee on Unsplash

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Apologies for the delay, friends, that Covid booster knocked me on my ass- luckily plenty of time remains to shop, shop, shop!

Be sure to check out Part 1- some of those sales are still active.

Let’s dive in!

(Edit! Adjusted one of the posts below!)



Everyday carry or every-day carry is a collection of useful items that are consistently carried on person every day. The main reasons for having EDC are utility, self-sufficiency, and preparedness: to help individuals improve simple everyday problem solving, from the mundane to possible emergency situations such as first aid or self-defense. - Wikipedia

To me, survival games are excellent tutors on learning to be self-sufficient and prepared- especially when mindfully choosing what you carry/own.

  • Baronfig: Use BF23 for 25% off your entire cart! Becca and I love our Squire pens- so if you’ve been coveting our pens (Dee), now is the time!

  • Aer is another gateway/affordable EDC/carry brand that I recommend for folks wanting to onboard into the EDC world. I’m a huge fan of the accessory pouches and slings I’ve owned from them. The sale runs until the 27th.

  • ALPAKA is one of the first gateway/affordable EDC brands that I got Becca addicted to, and she owns 4 or 5 things now. They work in many great technical fabrics and typically make their gear in various colors, with hi-visibility interiors that make finding your gear a snap. Keep in mind that shopping on the app sometimes nets you additional savings. I'm happy to answer questions about their messenger bars and tech/gear pouches!

  • If you’re big into the outdoors - hunting, hiking, etc.- and not looking for Ultralight gear, check out Mystery Ranch. I’m in love with their Futura adjustable harness. The 30% off sale runs until the 26th; the code is on the website. I rock one of their collab bags, the MRxCarryology Cerberus.


  • Remember that this Black Friday-Cyber Monday sales period is an excellent time to get streaming services for cheap cheap cheap! I’ve picked up:
    - six months of ad-supported Max for $2.99 a month. (Usually $9.99/month, limited to new or returning customers.)

    -A year of Hulu with ads for 99 cents a month. Add Disney+ (With Ads) for an extra $2!
    -Peacock Black Friday Deal: $1.99/mo for 12 months or $19.99 for 1 year.

  • Creators! Black Friday marks the 50% off sale for an Envato Elements year-long membership. Envato Elements is a one-stop shop for over 16 million assets - Becca and I have used it for templates, text, audio clips, stock images, royalty-free music, and more.

  • Black Friday is a great time to swell your wardrobe with some comfy pieces from Meriwool, one of the more popular creators of Merino wool baselayers. I love Merino wool because it’s comfortable and lightweight, moisture-wicking, and temperature-regulating.

  • If you’re into bougie brands or outdoor gear -or outdoor bougie brands- get on Huckberry’s mailing and text list. They’ll often have pieces on sale- even when the creating brand isn’t running one- and they frequently collaborate with brands to produce quirky new pieces.

  • No garden space or window boxes? No problem! AeroGarden makes indoor gardening easy. It was so easy that I was able to grow tomatoes and heirloom salad greens in my Sprout. I wonder if can you use them for recreational herbs. (Only where legal, of course!)

  • Cutting it close but you have a little less than six hours to shop the PullPatch sale! I love the ability to swap patches based on theme, occassion, and mood.(Excuse the fur filled hat, I work with dogs all day.)