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A recap of top stories for the week of Oct. 1 – 7, 2017

1) Bad Water: How to Treat H2O in the Outdoors

Contaminated water can cause many illnesses. Here are some pointers to avoid waterborne bacteria, protozoa, and viruses that can make you sick.

2) Video: Woman Skis Every Line in Fabled Wasatch Guidebook

Video documents Caroline Gleich skiing the 90 backcountry lines of Andrew McLean’s canon of adventure skiing, The Chuting Gallery.

3) Winter is Here: Western Snow in Photos

Ready or not, the snowy cold has arrived. And last night, storms dumped on Colorado. Time to get your skis waxed up.

4) Type-Cast: Top Alaska Fly Fisher isn’t Just ‘One of the Guys’

‘Gender doesn’t matter. Just because you’re a girl doesn’t mean you can’t do something.’

5) Monday Bargains: Three Steals To Start Your Week

Great outdoor gear at an amazing price. Check out the bargains from Kryptonite, Serfas, and Sierra Designs.

6) Husband-Wife Team Bags 33 Wind River Peaks in Three Weeks

A September storm cut Dave Anderson and Szu-ting Yi’s expedition short. But in the FKT attempt, they climbed equivalent elevation gain to summiting Everest five times.

Husband-Wife Team Bags 33 Wind River Peaks in Three Weeks

7) Ancient History, New Trail: The Epic 400 Mile Jordan Trail

The Jordan Trail just opened in 2017. It weaves through desert backcountry, lush canyons, and more than 52 villages.

8) Handmade from Scratch: Yuna EQ-1 Knife Review

The Yuna EQ-1 is like no other knife in the world. It’s made by hand. Every. Single. Piece.

9) Budget Drysuit for Dirtbag Paddlers: Mythic Gear Review

Mythic Gear’s budget-priced Taruba drysuit allows even the financially-challenged kayaker to paddle year-round.

10) Bike Across America: Looking Back on 5,000 Miles

‘For me, these uninsulated life experiences are vital ingredients in the making of a fulfilled life.’

11) Get a ‘Full Body Workout’ with the Shake Weight of Bikes

Pedal, push, pump, repeat. Feel the burn from your tris to your thighs with a bike designed to help you feel like you look: Spec-freaking-tacular.

12) Meet the Wallet Building American Jobs

A new project gives a glimpse into American manufacturing at an upstart brand.

13) Bikes that Haul: REI Co-op Rigs Put to 4,700-Mile Test

What gear do you use on a cross-country cycling and trash cleaning tour? In this video, the Packing it Out team show the rigs they rode for the past 5 months.

14) Honnold, Ozturk Ponder Risk, Reward While Climbing Alaskan Big Walls

What’s going on in the minds of the world’s best climbers? Alex Honnold and Renan Ozturk turn the cameras on themselves to contemplate life’s bigger questions.

15) Dream Job: Applicant Sought to Live in Quiet Cabins in the Woods

If you love nature, solitude, and want to share it with the public, the U.S. Forest Service wants to hear from you.

16) Knit Comfort: Black Diamond’s First Climbing Shoe Reviewed

The Black Diamond Momentum wears like a sock (in a good way) and still holds up to climbing steep terrain. We put this comfy rock climbing shoe to the test outdoors and in the gym.

17) BLM Purchase Opens Public Access to Wild Backcountry

Federal, state, and non-profit interests worked together to purchase private land that will open access to more than 32,000 acres of ‘remarkable landscape.’

18) Screaming Deals: Gear Savings of the Week

Our weekly column finds the best deals from across the web to save you money on outdoors gear. Check out the deals from Osprey, Snow Peak, HydraPak, Nikon, and more.

19) Google’s First Headphones Translate 40 Languages Instantly

Have a real time conversation in 40 foreign languages with Google Pixel Buds.

Google Pixel Buds

20) Danny MacAskill Torture Tests Santa Cruz Carbon Wheels

‘Test them to destruction.’ With those instructions, renowned cyclist Danny MacAskill beats the absolute piss out of Santa Cruz Reserve Carbon Wheels.

21) Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

Our weekly peek at emerging products examines the sometimes cutting-edge, sometimes quirky world of gear design.

22) Quite Possibly the Toughest Work Shirt Ever Made

The brand 1620 makes workwear in the USA. With its new Stretch NYCO Work Shirt, you get few frills and one of the toughest shirts I’ve ever worn.

23) Meet The Women’s Group Changing The Face Of Hunting & Fishing

Women are the fastest-growing segment of hunters and anglers. But sporting advocacy groups historically have left women underrepresented. Artemis is working to change that.

24) Like Fall Colors? Check Out this ‘Foliage Map’ for Campers

This website helps you find campsites based on price, terrain, and the best autumn foliage. Think of it as pumpkin spice for your campsite.

25) This Carhartt Ad Just Might Make You Cry

Who knew the actor who plays tough guys Khal Drogo and Aquaman could be so sentimental? No, we’re not sad, just allergic… to feelings.

26) Hammock Camping: Kammok Koala Underquilt Review

The Koala underquilt is a popular choice for hammock campers. The new synthetic version is as nice as its feathered cousin at fraction of the price.

27) Best Flannel Shirts 2017: ‘Performance’ To Fashion Picks

Few garments scream ‘FALL!’ like a flannel shirt. Soft, warm, and durable, flannel is the fabric of the season whether wool, cotton or synthetic.

28) Trailer: Blue Planet II Is Coming And We Are Stoked!

The long-anticipated sequel to Blue Planet is just around the corner. Here is one minute of stoke, all narrated by the velvet-voiced Sir David Attenborough.

29) ‘Wakesurfing’ Opens Door To Endless Wave

On the lakes of Austin, Texas, pro wakesurfer Morgan Lohmeier rides an endless wave behind a boat.

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