The Prize:   A We Took to the Woods candle mailed to you every month for a year!

Here’s what to do:

1. Follow We Took to the Woods on Instagram.

2. Post a photo on Instagram of your We Took to the Woods Candle with hashtags #wetooktothewoodscandle #contest and mention @wetooktothewoods in your comments.

3. Enter before Sunday, 2/8 at 8 PM EST.

One winner will be chosen at random Sunday, 2/8 at 9 PM EST.

REMINDER:  We can only see posts made from public instagram accounts!

*No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States (including D.C.). Entries must be posted to Instagram between February 1, 2015 at 11 AM and February 8, 2015 at 8 PM.  Retail Value is $450+.  The winner must meet all contest guidelines.  The contest guideline are as follows: The winner must follow @wetooktothewoods on Instagram, upload their submission to Instagram, and include the hashtags: #wetooktothewoodscandle #contest and mention @wetooktothewoods in the comments.  We Took to the Woods will choose the scent and packaging mailed to the winner each month.  The prize is non-transferable, cannot be redeemed for cash, and no substitutions can be made.  

Summer Dinner Party


Photography by Aaron Greene


Father’s Day Gift Guide


In the grand scheme of things none of us, even the oldest among us, is really that old. Our personal time spans are brief and fleeting, but heritage never dies, and it has been with us since the beginning. I am not old, not even considering the grand scheme of things, but I already know that leaving a legacy is a difficult task. Men have suffered and spent themselves to leave them. Good heritage cannot exist without good men suffering to leave a legacy. And we thank our fathers for their suffering. Without them, we would not know what it means to live a life our grandsons would be proud of. 

Our Father’s Day Gift Guide


Where There’s Smoke Cookbook / Sour Puss Spicy Pickles / Vintage Denim Jacket / Botot Mouthwash / Prospector Co. Gabardine 1879 / Antique Cufflinks / Personal Ashtray / Tanner Goods Sunglass Case / Jack Walker Sterling and Leather Necklace / Juniper Ridge Trail Crew Soap / Lightfoot’s Pure Pine Gentleman’s Shave Cream / Pipe / Cowboy and Indian Card Set / Paine’s Balsam Fir Incense


Written by Jonathan Allston

A Proper Shave

WTTTWSHAVING-2It seems  that most men should remember their first shave. More than likely, it was when the 12 year old version of oursleves were told that, as proud as we were of our peach fuzz, it really needed to go. Dad might have been the one to tell us. He’s good at telling us hard things to hear, but that in the end are really good for us.

And if he was in tune with the finer things in life, he taught us how to prep our faces with a hot, soaked rag, how to soften the bristles of our brush in hot water, how to spread shaving cream or soap suds across our face (or upper lip) like an expert painter, how to grip a nice, heavy razor in our hand,  how to shave with long, even strokes, and finally, how to splash on aftershave with the virtue of restraint.

But some of us didn’t get the proper “how to shave” talk. Maybe it’s time we caught up and made the morning shave one of the finer things in life.



Prospector Co. Shaving products and Lightfoot’s Pure Pine Gentleman’s Shave Soap available at We Took to the Woods.

Written by Jonathan Allston

Mother’s Day Playlist