Adventures with Best Made Co.
Published on February 03, 2014
We featured Best Made Co.’s Hushabye Baby Hudson Bay axe in our current Short Run photoshoot and shared the company’s story on our blog a couple of weeks ago. Best Made Co.’s dedication to craftsmanship, quality, and the idea that well-made items are meant to stand the test of time are just a few reasons why we identify with their brand. There’s a level of authenticity that rings through in everything that they do, and we’ve enjoyed the stories that the company has shared through their Adventures series. The Adventures series features Best Made Co. products, the people who use them and the worlds that they thrive. The series has taken us through the White Mountains of New Hampshire and all the way to Alaskan glaciers. For their most recent adventure, a few members of the Best Made Co. team loaded into bush planes and flew out to the Idaho wilderness to meet one of their long time heroes, C.W. “Butch” Welch – more popularly known as Cee Dub. Welch served as a conservation officer and game warden for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game for two decades. Over the course of his career, Welch gained a reputation as a phenomenal storyteller and a Dutch oven cook. His years in the Idaho back country were incredibly influential on both. After retiring, Welch continued to put his talents to use and wrote a handful of cookbooks and even started his own line of outdoor cooking equipment. With his charismatic personality and unwavering love for the outdoors, Welch has reached a legendary status among Northwestern outdoors-men. Along with Welch, the Best Made Co. team packed into camp on horseback and spent a few days along the Middle Fork of the Salmon River at Cougar Ranch. For the Best Made team, the purpose of this mission was not to climb the highest mountains or hunt the biggest game, but to eat and drink well, and enjoy the company of one of the greatest stewards of the land. Nate Bressler and Best Made Co.’s founder, Peter Buchanan-Smith, were on hand to document the experience.
________To learn more about C.W. “Butch” Welch, visit his website, ceedubs.com. Today is the final day that our current Short Run constructed from heavy winter fabrics will be available.