I've wanted myself a log carrier for twenty years or more. But, living in the South, there wasn't as much need for one as: a) there were fewer stoves to need to fire up after moving away from home and b) see a. That's just about why.
And when I was thinking of getting one, I was having a tough time trying to convince myself (well, I was convinced, it was trying to convince the more sane of us: the Mrs.) that spending $75 bucks on one was worth it. Filson makes a beautiful carrier, but I really just decided that I couldn't justify that.
But low and behold, out of left field, came a link for Beckel Canvas on some gent's blog, and I went there and I started digging around and I found the carrier - Made in USA, cotton, tough as an old sailor.
Beckel is out in Portland, OR where folks do things and build things and chop things, and they do it with heart and so it makes sense they'd know the best way to get wood from there to over there.
She's on her second season, and just as strong as ever. I look forward to the day she's got a nice patina and I get a longer walk to the wood pile.
Cause only getting to use her three months of the year sure is a shame. But for $25.95, I'm not too heartbroken.