NGM Co. is owned and operated by me, Archie Ofenstein. I have been a gearhead and edc enthusiast my entire life. I spent my early adult years in Austin TX as a musician but quickly learned that the lifestyle was not for me. In 2003 I moved to Terlingua, TX to pursue work as an outdoor enthusiast. There I met an entire culture of guides in all facets of outdoor adventure. I quickly learned that guiding on the river would be my path.
I spent the first several years mostly on the Rio Grande River in the Big Bend National Park & the Arkansas River in Chaffee County, CO. Moving forward, I decided to change it up and become a craftsman in the fall, winter & spring, saving what seemed like endless summers guiding on the Arkansas river & managing American Adventure Expeditions. Every day got better as they continue to do to this day.
January 23, 2008 I started my YouTube channel became one of the first edc reviewers, mostly reviewing folding knives. As life has waxed and waned, the channel lulled and I kept on living.
My edc gear enthusiasm has only grown and it finally came to the point where I had to be a maker. Not only that, but I need to buck the trend of outsourcing. All goods with the NGM Co. name will be designed and crafted by me in Colorado, USA. Cheers.