10 Things Every Man Must Own

Here is my list of 10 things I believe every man should own that one would find they will use every day or will carry with them often. These will make amazing Fathers Day or a birthday gift… or a gift for any occasion for any man. Other lists out there are things everyone already owns like belts, wallets, clothes, watches etc. We have those already, this list is things you may or may not own. If not then… you must!

These are things I have, own, and have experience with and not just a bunch of random Amazon links. I may not have every single piece on a page – example I have a Leatherman Wave but I also include links to other models and comparable and competitive products.


1 – A Zippo Lighter

You don’t have to be a smoker to need a lighter and you could carry a Bic lighter but it would be much cooler to have an old-school metal Zippo. There is ‘The Zippo’ and then there is the ‘Zippo Armor’ which is its heavy-duty and about 1.5x thicker (pictured).

Zippo Armor Brass – http://amzn.to/2ko1NRG

Zippo Armor Brass Lighter



2 – Cast Iron Skillet

You eat bacon? Then you need a skillet, a cast iron skillet, that can be handed down from generation to generation. Never used a cast iron skillet before? YouTube is your friend and it is fun learning a bit about them and “seasoning”. There is cast iron cookware still in use today that is 100+ years old. Try getting your Rachel Ray or Gordon Ramsay cookware to last that long. Try to stay with US Made cast iron like the Lodge.

Lodge Cast Iron Skillet – http://amzn.to/2jSnCI6

Seasoning Oil – http://amzn.to/2koOBLQ 


Lodge Cast Iron Skillet


3 – Flashlight

There is ALWAYS a time when one would need a flashlight and not have one so why not carry one on you all the time. These are small and barely noticeable in your pocket. I personally prefer Surefire brand with their USA ingenuity and lifetime warranty but I list a few others as well.

Surefire Backup – http://amzn.to/2jsc7bO

Olight S2 Baton – http://amzn.to/2ko427y

Thrunite Ti3 – http://amzn.to/2kRR6nf

Surefire Backup Led Flashlight

4 – Portable Jump Starter

You will save the day with this. It is battery operated and will jumpstart a vehicle and charge your mobile devices. Dead car battery or a dead phone? Whip this out and get them going again.

Anker Compact Jump Pack and Charger – http://amzn.to/2kRF2Cf

Anker Jump Pack

5 – Multi-Purpose Tool

Having a few tools in a small package can come in handy and used daily. Pliers, scissors, knife, screwdriver, file in a package just a bit bigger than a pack of gum. Multitools have become a craze. There is people out there that own everyone Leatherman and Gerber make, addicted I tell ya!

After owning one you’ll find you use it almost everyday and also wonder how you ever got by without one. Everyday and everywhere I have mine on me.

Leatherman Wave – http://amzn.to/2jSCXID

Leatherman Skeletool – http://amzn.to/2kRZm6B

Leatherman Squirt Keyring Size – http://amzn.to/2knZmhW

Gerber Centerdrive – http://amzn.to/2kRQNJ5

Gerber Compact Sport – http://amzn.to/2kOZ1p8

Gerber Suspension – http://amzn.to/2jSBXSz

Leatherman Wave Multitool



6 – Cordless Drill

If there isn’t one in your house I will have to ask, why? I shouldn’t even have to explain why you need one. The only thing I can say is, once you have one, don’t let anyone borrow it… just ask them why they don’t have one and pretend you’ve always had one since kindergarten.

DeWalt Max 20v – http://amzn.to/2koTWTp

Kick it up a notch with brushless – http://amzn.to/2jSv3g1

Take it down a notch – http://amzn.to/2kP0z2q

DeWalt 20v Max Drill



7 – Peace and Quiet

One can find peace and quiet in the outdoors but what about when you’re at work, sitting behind a desk, or just at home. I know others make noise-canceling headphones but I truly believe Bose is the leader in consumer noise-canceling with their background in aviation headsets for helicopters. Could you find a noisier environment that one relies on being able to hear? Use them with or without music for some peace and quiet anywhere.

Bose QuietComfort 35 – http://amzn.to/2kNrpoA

Bose QuietControl 30 – http://amzn.to/2kRIPPX

Bose QuietComfort 35

8 – Stainless Tumbler

What more is there to say other than – Trust Me, you can’t go wrong… and you’ll want the 30 oz.

Everyone is getting the Yeti but you’ll find just as much quality in the RTIC brand and save a few bucks in the process plus the lid is straw friendly.

RTIC 30 ounce Tumbler – http://amzn.to/2koJwn9
Stainless Straws – http://amzn.to/2knZEp8

Men need a stainless tumbler

9 – Start a Fire Anywhere

Yes, you may have that sweet Zippo, but when you pull this out next time you need to start a campfire people will be impressed and probably start calling you a caveman plus it works if its wet, unlike lighters.

Swedish FireSteel – http://amzn.to/2jShcsg

FireSteel w/Knife – http://amzn.to/2jSasLg

Light My Fire Swedish FireSteel

10 – An Amazing Pen

I know everyone has pens, but amazing pens? This pen is handmade with a real military fired .308 caliber brass cartridge… by me. Yes I made this pen then lightly polished to keep the used and fired marks but enough lustre for it to look nice, but trust me it looks better after it patinas for a year. Brass and copper cook amazing together. I made mine and have carried it almost daily for 2 years and it looks amazing. It uses a Cross style ink refill and writes amazing. You can almost find these everywhere but I will tell you why mine may be just a bit better. The tip looks like a real bullet, not the end of every other pen. I SOLDER them and I don’t glue them or press them with spacers, and I re-use brass that is put into surplus once the military is done with them. The last reason, you can get them from my Etsy but you can also just send me a 1 ounce Silver Eagle or Canadian Silver Maple and I’ll send you a pen, shipping included. Who else out there takes silver for currency, Canadian even? Almost nobody! Hit the contact me above or click the link below!


308 Caliber Cartridge Bullet Pen

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