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Experts Simple Tips To Sharpen A Knife

A dull knife is less functional and more dangerous to the user than a sharp one. Keep every knife in your house working perfectly with these tips culled from 55 experts.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Custom Build: Do-All Singlespeed ‘Backcountry Bike’

Summer 2015 was a banner year of mountain biking in our Idaho bureau. This is the bike and kit we fell in love with this season.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

Hardcore Handsome: ‘Recon Mixed’ Bike Shoe Review

The Recon Mixed bike shoes by Specialized hit a nexus of performance, versatility, and good looks,

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
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Chance Of A Lifetime: Expert Climbers Seek Young Protégés

The Alpine Mentors program is seeking applicants for a free, two-year mentorship program with some of the world’s top climbers.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
Hults Bruk Camping Hatchet Review

Superior Hatchet: Hults Bruk ‘Almike’ Review

Made by hand by Swedish blacksmiths, the Hults Bruk hatchet is functional craftsmanship at its finest.

Monday, October 5th, 2015

‘Obstacle Biking’ Tests Riders Over Beer Kegs, Jumps

A group of hecklers even gathered by the beer kegs. Clif Bar’s CykelScramble event is a race like no other.

Monday, October 5th, 2015


Everest: The Movie Reviewed

‘Everest,’ the major motion picture, is the Hollywood dramatization of the 1996 disaster on the world’s tallest peak.

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Do-All Survival Blade: BK9 Backwoods Chopper

The Ka-Bar Becker BK9 is one of the best (and most affordable) choppers on the market.

Friday, September 4th, 2015

The ‘Orange Screw’ Is Ultimate Tent Stake

Sold as the ‘ultimate ground anchor,’ the Orange Screw can hold hundreds of pounds when threaded deep into dirt.

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Family Tent: The Nemo ‘Bungalow’ Review

The Nemo Bungalow stands out as one of the most family-friendly tents around. A family of four puts this car-camping and canoeing tent to the test in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for review.

Sunday, September 6th, 2015

Merino Wool: Ultimate Dressed-Up Travel Shirt

Libertad Travel Apparel marries the stink resistance of wool with the tailoring of a dress shirt.

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

CRKT Swindle: Knife Styled After ‘Riverboat Gambler’

Its reverse curved handle and wharncliffe blade is a modern version of the river boat gambler favorite.

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Tested: ENO’s Lightest Hammock Yet

Weight weenies will rejoice in a much lighter hammock system, but does it sacrifice too much comfort? Find out in this review of the ENO Sub7.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Off-Grid Illumination: Nokero ‘Self-Perpetuating’ Solar Light

The W100 Solar Work Light is among the stranger products we have tested this year.

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Just Add Salt: PURE Device Purifies Water Chemically

The PURE Electrolytic Water Purifier from Potable Aqua has an electrically-regulated chamber that converts briny water into a microbe-killing solution.

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015

Mazda3 Gets Dirty On 6,000 Mile (Off) Road Trip

The Mazda3 is certainly an ‘on-road’ car. That didn’t keep the GearJunkie crew from getting it stuck and unstuck on a 6,000 mile road trip.

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Best Flannel Shirts 2015: ‘Performance’ To Fashion Picks

Suit up this fall to hike, man the tailgate grill, or wield an ax for firewood… a flannel shirt on your back is the official uniform of the outdoors and autumn’s wardrobe workhorse.


Today’s flannel is a far cry from the mean streets circa ’90s Seattle or Paul Bunyan’s tack shop. More tech, less scratchy, and all-around comfortable, there are endless options for purveyors of plaid. We took a spin through the aisles to see what’s come into style this season. Here’s a skim off the top.

Made In USA – Stormy Kromer Flannel Shirt ($99)

stormy kromer flannelYou can get a cheaper cotton flannel. But this one is made in the USA, cut and sewn domestically. The 100-percent cotton flannel is a classic for cool days when moisture isn’t a concern. A soft, beefy flannel material... [continue reading]

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50 Mistakes: Campers Offer Their Best Advice

Mistakes happen when camping. This mega-list addresses 50 common camping mistakes, offering a solution for each.

Packable ‘Firebox’ Made For Outdoors Cooking

A new camping stove can be used to burn wood, gas, alcohol — and even bake.

Dozing Daredevils: Hammocks Gather Over Mountain Chasm

They sleep and socialize 150 feet high in the Italian Alps.


Riders Injured, More Than 1 Million Bikes Recalled

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Urban Wasteland: Bike Race In Abandoned Mill Complex

The one-of-a-kind Rhode Island Urban Assault has jumps, loading-dock drops, obstacles made of decaying industrial matter, and a creepy bagpiper who plays in an echoing chamber.

Bike As Tour Bus: Musician Circumnavigates Lake Superior

This summer, singer/poet Ben Weaver geared up and biked around the world’s largest lake, a guitar and banjo in tow


LED Light Strand: ‘Luminoodle’ New Kind Of Camp Lantern

A strand of silicone-encased LEDs, this simple product is bright enough to light up a tent or a picnic table for camp cooking at night.

‘Hoverboard’ Flies Over Ground, But Does Not Float

The Hoverboard is touted as a superior solution in an emerging category of powered boards that “float” over the ground.

Wind Energy: Portable ‘Trinity’ Turbine Power Station

Free energy from the wind is captured and converted to electricity with these portable turbines.


Camp Mistakes, Inflatable Snowshoes, Dozing Daredevils: GearJunkie Week In Review

19 of the week’s top articles in one place. A recap of stories, week of Sept. 25 – Oct 2, 2015.

Will Colorado’s New Toll Lane Ease ‘Ski Highway’ Misery?

Would you pay $30 to skip 13 miles of bumper to bumper traffic? Colorado officials think some people might.

Land Grab? Myths Of The American National Monument

Uproar, anger and emotions often fuel debates about federal management of public lands. But what is a National Monument or Park, really?

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