16 Awesome Products You Can Buy Once And Keep Forever

The following is my list of great products with buy it for life potential.

Stanley Thermos – These things are great. Easy to clean, don’t retain odors, tough as hell, keep stuff hot all day, and cheap.

Briggs and Riley Carry-On Luggage – Durable, classy, and relatively reasonably priced. They’re pretty much the gold standard for roadwarriors and has the most impressive warranty policy of any luggage manufacture

Zeroll Original Ice Cream Scoop – This single-piece ice cream scoop is made from aluminum alloy. Contained within the handle is a thermo-conductive liquid. The heat from your hand transfers to the scoop part making it easy to scoop out and release the ice cream. In this day and age,

KitchenAid Mixer – This piece belongs in the product hall of fame – Twelve years, no worries. Basically a drill press with a dough hook. It’s a beast!

Lodge Cast Iron – Tired of skillets warping on you? Learn to cook with/take care of cast iron. No soap; wipe it down with an oiled rag or paper towel after cooking (scrub with salt for messier, stickier jobs). Both of my grandmothers swore by these and I’m starting to see why.

Carbon Steel Skillet – Similar to cast iron in heat retention and durability. Lighter and easier to handle.

Estwing Sportsman’s Axe – Estwing makes terrific products in general. Solid American company.

Nalgene Water Bottle – These things are DURABLE AF! I’ve literally dropped mine off a mountain and it didn’t break on a 100-foot plus bounce down a steep incline.

Frieling French Press Coffee MakerDouble walled stainless steel for insulation. I couldn’t imagine it getting damaged, but even if it did, they even sell replacement parts.


Le Creuset Dutch Oven – a nice heavy dutch oven another secret weapon for home cooking. It’s great for soups, braises and anything long and slow on a Sunday. When your home is an archeological site they’ll find yours in the rubble.

Weber Original Charcoal Grill – Clean it after using. Disassemble and deep clean a few times a year. Keep it dry and covered. That’s the last grill you’ll ever need to buy.

Rubbermaid Brilliance Tupperware – You’ll never wear it out. You’re more likely to lose it when your friends take potato salad leftovers home from your cookout

Pendleton Yakima Wool Blanket – Amazingly comfortable, versatile and well made. You can use it for car camping, dates on the beach or watching the sunset on a cold evening.

Ironclad Ranchworx Work Gloves – 100% goat skin leather will not dry out or shrink when washed. Features 360 degree EN388 Cut Resistant Level 5 for 100% cut resistant coverage. Kevlar threading reinforced in critical areas for increased seam strength.

Rubbermaid Brute Garbage Can – This outdoor garbage can is incredibly durable and thick and can take a serious beating!

DEWALT Tough System Tool Box – Sturdy, durable and built tough. This tool box will protect anything you put in it and will weather the course of time.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, Barnorama may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

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