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Flipping through The Manual: Cutting boards, proper ribs, a lie-flat hammock

Burned out on apps, keys and screens? Improve your analog life this weekend! Digital Trends’ brother site The Manual exists to give men straight-up advice, from unspoken suit rules you need to know, to the latest in fashion, food, drink, travel, grooming and culture. Here are a few of our favorite stories to appear on The Manual lately.

Trekking: Get high with the Amok Draumr 2.0 hammock

Amok Draumr 2.0

Camping hammocks are a totally feasible alternative to tents, so long as you have a few trees nearby. The Amok Draumr 2.0 is one the best, too, touting bug netting and a versatile design that allows you to recline or lie completely flat.

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May the sauce be with you: Cooking ribs by instinct

cooking ribs

The power to cook ribs is a mysterious force that permeates the universe. Though some part of you already knows how to cook ribs, you might consider checking out this guide.

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Micro Guide: Key West

Key West guide

There’s so much more to see in the incredible island paradise of Key West than most visitors ever consider.

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On Your Feet: The Converse Jack Purcell is as classic as they come

Converse Jack Purcell

The Jack Purcell has been inspiring sneakers for 1935, and the 2015 remaster brings in new comfort and support without messing with a classic.

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Levi’s brings classic back with the Spring 2015 Made in the USA Collection

Levi's Spring 2015

Levi’s has always been known for cool, classic, American style. Its Spring 2015 Made in the USA Collection again exemplifies Levi’s commitment to quality.

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Sawdust Wood Co., board but not boring

Sawdust Wood Co.

We love handmade, high quality gifts – and quirky gifts made from locally sourced materials only seal the deal for us here at The Manual.

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