While I advocate minimalism, getting rid of stuff, and stepping away from the consumerist lifestyle, I do so practically. I believe in owning select items that help you get rid of other things and prevent you from buying more.

Here are affiliate links to some things I like


Free cloud storage and file sync across computers.

Amazon Prime – 1 Month Free Trial
1 month free of Amazon Prime – Free 2 day shipping, free Video on Demand, and 1 Kindle eBook rental per month

Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar and Sunny Health & Fitness Door Way Chin Up Bar
As seen in Pull-ups in the Bathroom, these two different models both work great.
UP by Jawbone

Excellent fitness and movement tracker, with built in sleep analysis and silent vibrating alarm.
Free app to keep track of workouts, with great applied game theory and social aspects.

Jawbone JAMBOX Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Fantastic and powerful portable bluetooth speaker.
Kindle Paperwhite
The best way to read books.

Vagabonding by Rolf Potts
As seen in I Am a Traveler and So Can You. Got me through my panic attack in the Toronto airport.
The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
Cut down on your effort at work, score more time to do what you like, including travel.

Lewis N. Clark TSA Cable Lock
Tiny and efficient lock for backpacks and the like. I have four.

Fujitsu S1300i ScanSnap Mobile Document Scanner
All-around terrific scanner for going paperless and digitizing bills, receipts and files.
Fellowes Powershred 14 Sheet Cross-Cut Paper Shredder
Beast of a shredder.
Logitech Wireless Marathon Mouse
Great size and functionality with a unifying receiver.
WD My Book 3TB External Hard Drive Storage
Fast external hard-drive with all the space you’ll need.

Makita Cordless 6-1/2-Inch Circular Saw
Makita Cordless Drill Combo
Handy tools with swap-able batteries.

Barefoot Shoes Discount Sites:
The Clymb
LeftLane Sports
Two great sites if you’re looking to buy barefoot shoes such as Vibram Five Fingers or Terra Plana Vivo Barefoots at a discount. I have bought almost all of mine from their running and occasional sales.
They have great deals on a number of other outdoorsy things as well.

Disclaimer: Some of these are affiliate links from which I may receive compensation.