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Bear Attack, GoPro Review, Ice Cream Beer: GearJunkie Week In Review

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A recap of top stories for the week of Oct. 2 – 8, 2016.


1) ‘Lightning Ascent’ Of Himalayan Peak Is 8,000-Meter Record

In unprecedented speed, Adrian Ballinger and Emily Harrington summited the world’s sixth-highest peak today (Saturday, Oct. 1), just ten days after leaving their home in California.

2) Man Attacked By Grizzly, Films Aftermath

A man attacked by a grizzly bear with two cubs on Saturday hopped on camera while still bleeding from gaping wounds.

3) Bass Pro Acquires Cabela’s For $5.5 Billion

Two of America’s largest outdoors retailers will now be owned by a single company with annual revenue of more than $8 billion.

Bass Pro Cabelas

4) Patagonia’s New Beer Uses ‘Ancient Grain’

The brand’s Long Root Ale might be the most environmentally friendly beer on the planet.

5) Native Americans Unite To Fight ‘Big Oil’ Strong-Arming

An encampment near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota is purportedly the largest gathering of Native American tribes in a century.

6) Oct 14th Proclaimed ‘National Day Of Adventure’

Victorinox and Men’s Journal want you to turn your sick day into a SICK! day, so get ready to play hooky on Oct. 14.

7) Duh! Clever Hack For Wind Resistant Matches

Such a simple trick to make matches wind resistant!


8) First Look: GoPro HERO5 Black

GoPro released its latest line of cameras October 2nd, and beyond video function, all of the updates come with user accessibility.

9) Teaser: 10 Epic Rides From New Lonely Planet Guidebook

Looking for some epic rides before you pack up that bicycle? Lonely Planet gave us a peek at 10 eye-popping (and leg-sapping) bike routes from around the globe.

10) The Most Badass Hydrogen-Powered Pickup Yet

The newly unveiled Colorado ZH2 Fuel Cell pickup is built for the military but made for the wild.


11) Tested: Bike Light Creates ‘Laser Lanes’ On Dark Streets

The Sentinel 40 is a rechargeable bike taillight with a unique twist for added safety.

12) Dream Big, Train Hard, Win $9,000 Adventure

Name your mountain sports dream, train, and share everyday, and you could win gear and $9,000 from Dynafit to make the trip a reality.

13) Road Trip Gear: 10 Essentials To Travel Iceland

From sleeping bags to shoes, bring these 10 pieces of travel gear while touring Iceland by campervan.

scenic road and view in iceland

14) Drink Ice Cream Beer To Fight Global Warming

It’s time to take one for the team, America.

15) ‘Bottle-Flipping’ Fad: A Teachable Moment

The latest teenage fad seems harmless, but it’s destroying the planet. Here’s what you need to know.

16) Adventure Gap Year: Why You Should Take A Year Off Before College

Here’s why Aidan Campbell is delaying college for a gap year. Instead of exams, she will backpack, volunteer, raft, and work adventurous jobs around the world.

Aiden Campbell Adventure Gap Year Up Close

17) America’s First Surf Park Opens Friday In Texas

Buy a ticket and drop in, this Texas wave breaks any day of the year.

18) Underground Oregon In ‘Subterranean, Tectonic’

Rappel into the depths in a new video with Brent McGregor and the Oregon High Desert Grotto. Here we explore the caverns, ice caves, tunnels, and lava tubes that infest the

19) Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

A peek at emerging products, culled from crowd-source sites like Kickstarter, PR campaigns, and industry scoops on the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.

20) Solar-Charged Bike Path Glows In The Dark

A glow in the dark bike path that’s charged by the sun? It’s real.


21) ‘Power Stations’ Give New Form To Outdoors Lighting

GEAR AID, a longtime gear repair brand, recently rebranded and introduced an all-new line of outdoor tools: task lights and power stations.

22) Runner’s High: Chasing Pain Through Comrades Ultra

Two outstanding ultra-marathoners discuss the special kind of crazy it takes to excel and endure in the beautiful, excruciating world of ultra-distance running.

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