Camping Hammocks, Bike The 14ers, Tool Bracelet: GearJunkie Week In Review

A recap of some top stories on GearJunkie, week of July 17-24, 2015.

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1) Camping Hammock ‘Hang-Off’ Test: For National Hammock Day, we put the Lawson Blue Ridge Camping Hammock and Amok Drumar to a head-to-head test.

2) ‘Live Monumental’ Campaign: Mountains, deserts, river canyons, and deep forests are among the wild lands that the “Live Monumental” lobbies to turn into National Monuments.

3) 5 Attacks This Season At Yellowstone: Wild animals are big, strong and don’t want to cuddle. Recent attacks have reconfirmed these facts.

4) Tour De France, Rider’s Point Of View: Watching the race from the rider’s POV, we feel a whole new level of respect for the pro riders.

5) Flow Down Mountain With World’s Best Mountain Biker: Even if you don’t mountain bike, it’s hard not to be awestruck by the riding and cinematography of this video.

6) Peak Bombing: Biking Down Colorado’s (Legal) 14ers: Colorado’s 14ers are rugged high places. This summer two athletes are trying to bike 18 of the peaks.

7) How To Build Primitive Hut From Scratch: This guy’s primitive construction skills are incredible. Watch and learn.

8) 10 Reasons: Get A Career In Wilderness Industry: Working in the outdoors comes with challenges, but for many, the rewards run deeper than money.

9) ‘Squat Strap’ Is Hilarious, Just Might Work: Here’s another way to #2 in the woods. Whether the product is good or not… we have yet to test it out.

10) 365 Days: Couple To Spend Full Year In Boundary Waters: Two explorers will spend a full year in the wild lands of Northern Minnesota.

11) Man Bling: Leatherman ‘Wearable’ Tread Tool: The Leatherman Tread is a fun, sometimes usable product with a techy, outdoorsy aesthetic.

12) Hammock vs. Tent: The Great Sleep-Off: Hammock or tent, tent or hammock? To hang or let lie? The debate rages on.

13) Benchmark Knife? Chris Reeve Sebenza: Pinnacle of production or excessive consumption? The ‘Sebenza‘ is a famous and controversial knife among gear geeks.

Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.