People often say, it isn't as much about what we do, it is more about the people we do it with.
It isn't quite the same with stuff'n'things but I'd argue that I remember every piece of equipment I brought on memorable canoe trips, hikes and travels.
Things got soul as theycome from living beings and take a piece of the maker with them on their journey.
PantaRhei Kitchenbuddy in Austrian Birch.
Carbonized and finished in tung oil.