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A recap of popular stories this week, June 10-16, 2018.

1) The Lightweight Pop-Top Truck Camper Revolution

Between a traditional truck topper and a full-featured RV lies the hottest trend in car camping: the lightweight pop-top truck camper. Here, we break down the current offerings in the lightweight camper space and why this trend is all the rage lately.

2) No Chain, No Derailleur, 12 Speeds: Priority 600 First Look

With its jet-black finish, unassuming geometry, and absolutely silent ride, the Priority 600 commuter bicycle won’t turn many heads. But it quietly houses the latest in cycling tech and boasts Porsche DNA.

3) 5 Things You Should Always Store in a Bear Safe

Bears are big, strong, and love to eat. That’s why you need to keep your food in a bear safe when camping in bear country.

Food and eating utensils are obvious choices to store in a bear safe. But this list includes items like toothpaste and other oddities you might not think to keep locked away from bears.

4) Classiest Cuts: 2018 Blade Show Winners

Most big reveals in the knife world take place at SHOT. But this year, knife brands bucked that trend for some cutting-edge releases at the annual Atlanta, Ga., show.

Read our breakdown of this year’s award winners and check out some really cool (and new) knives!

5) Lyme Disease Vaccine Inches Closer to Reality

The VLA15 vaccine just passed its first clinical trial. Next, the biotech firm Valneva will test it on several hundred individuals to further evaluate the drug’s efficacy and observe any side effects.

Ticks are common outdoor insects, and it’s estimated some 300,000 people contract Lyme disease every year. That’s why this recent drug is so captivating.

It might be the most promising Lyme-fighting candidate of the last 16 years.

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