Chase McPeak

Chase McPeak

Chase grew up on the windswept plains of the Midwest, did a brief stint on the East Coast as a young-adult, and then high-tailed it across the country to Portland, Oregon where he now works as The Manual's Associate Editor. When he's not writing and editing you can find him hitting the trails and rivers of the beautiful Pacific Northwest, lying on a beach, or reading a good piece of non-fiction. Follow his adventures on Instagram @mcpeakaboo0.
Articles
Living

This Tiny Cabin is Made from ‘Trash’ and Hides a Very Mobile Secret

Don't live like "trailer trash" — live in "trailer trash."
Fashion & Style

Put Your Best Foot Forward with these 8 Sock Subscription Boxes

We did all of the foot work to find you the best subscription boxes for socks.
Podcast

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Tender Belly Bacon Episode

What is the best method for cooking bacon? Which is better: cured or uncured? These questions (and more) are answered in this episode of The Manual podcast.
Food & Drink

Turn Your Kitchen into a High-End Steakhouse with this Countertop Grill

What's the difference between a conventional grill and the German-made, steak-cooking beast known as Beefer? About a thousand degrees of cooking temperature.
Fashion & Style

Giveaway: Original Penguin Pajama Pants and Print Underwear

Who can turn down a chance to win a free pair of pajama pants and underwear? Not you.
Fashion & Style

ECCO’s Exostrike Aren’t Moon Boots, But They Could Probably Survive on the Moon Anyway

These sneakers are made from the strongest leather available. Lunar trip, anyone?
Fashion & Style

Upgrade Your Undies with the Best Men’s Underwear You Can Buy Today

We guarantee you’ll find something worth stripping down for.
Podcast

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Indian Food Episode

What IS authentic Indian food and how can you tell it apart from the poor imitations?
Outdoors

Giveaway: $250 Mountain Standard Shopping Spree (Just in Time for Spring)

Low-cost doesn't always mean low-quality. Enter to win and find out for yourself.
Podcast

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Aria Gin Episode

The round-table takes the show out of the studio and into Aria Gin distillery in Portland, Oregon.
Culture

From Sled Legs to Shower Beer Holders, These are the Best Deals of the Week

Take advantage of one of capitalism's greatest flaws (overproduction in combination with lack of demand) and turn it to your advantage with these awesome deals.
Travel

10 Reasons to Visit Dublin (That Have Nothing to Do With St. Patrick’s Day)

There are a thousand and one reasons to visit Ireland's capital city, but here are the top 10 that don't have anything to do with St. Patrick's day, shamrocks, or leprechauns.
Outdoors

Giveaway: 2 Sharp-Looking Knives From France’s Famed Opinel Brand

Here's your chance to win some stunner knives before they're available to the general public.
Podcast

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The St. Patrick’s Day and Ireland Episode

From the best cocktails for St. Patrick's Day to the best places to eat, drink, and sleep in Dublin, the guys spare no details of their experiences with the Emerald Isle.
Travel

Heading to Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day? This Hotel is the Place to Stay.

If you're planning a trip to Ireland, do yourself a favor and book a stay at the Conrad Dublin, the best hotel in Emerald Isle's ancient capital.
Fashion & Style

Take a Tour of Danner Boots’ Factory in Portland, Oregon (Video)

Go behind closed doors with The Manual as we take a look at where Danner Boots' makes its award-winning gear.
Fashion & Style

The Red and the Black: Topo Designs X Danner Boots Collab Arrives

Both pieces are clad in a black and red color-palette with contrasting cream accents. Both are, of course, limited editions and both are available now.
Podcast

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Swig and Swine Episode

Anthony DiBernardo of Charleston, South Carolina's acclaimed Swig and Swine restaurant talks barbecue, smoking meat, and more.
Podcast

Beards, Booze, and Bacon: The Chef Angie Mar Q & A Episode

For this week's episode of The Manual podcast, we're picking the brain of the one, the only, Angie Mar.
Food & Drink

Giveaway: GrowlerWerks uKeg Pressurized Portable Growler Kit

If you've ever wanted the ability to carry a keg around from party to party — or even on the trail — then this giveaway is for you.
Fashion & Style

Lacoste Loses its Iconic Crocodile in Favor of Endangered Species for Limited-Edition Polo Series

With each purchase you can help save some of these animals from extinction.
Auto

First Look: Indian Motorcycle Releases 2018 Chieftain Elite Limited Edition

Who doesn't appreciate a little history in one's motorcycle? Especially if it involves an homage to the Dakotas' Black Hills.
Travel

The Manual Awards 2018: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee, Wisconsin is a formerly sleepy Midwestern city that has come into its own — not to be outdone by Chicago to the south and Minneapolis to the North.