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A recap of popular stories this week, June 17-23, 2018.

1) Future Gear: ‘OutDoor Show’ 2018/19 Awards

There is a lot of innovation happening across Europe right now, and it took center stage at theGerman Friedrichshafen outdoors show. Some of the products will appear in the U.S., and others will remain in Europe.

This story highlights 37 products that earned Industry, Startup, and Gold Awards as some of the most innovative equipment in the world.

2) ‘Bivy Stick’ Turns Your Smartphone Into a Satellite Messenger

Turn on the Bivy Stick and text when your phone is out of service. We spoke with the brand this week and witnessed the device in person. It worked in our parking lot and enters the satellite communication market via Kickstarter.

A bonus, you can view our Facebook Live with Bivy Stick here.

3) Fueling a Record: How Honnold Prepped for ‘The Nose’

After his speed record up an iconic Yosemite wall, Alex Honnold tells us about the nutrition, techniques, and training that made it possible.

While a lot of preparation went into the ascent, shockingly, Honnold said that both himself and Caldwell were not that well trained for the record!

4) Why Must You Tease Us? The Awesome 2019 Suzuki Jimny We Can’t Have

Suzuki pulled out of the North American market back in 2013. It just announced the 2019 Jimny. It will be available in more than one hundred countries, just not America.

Here, the author discusses the finer points of why the small, yet off-road capable Jimny is highly desired in the U.S.

5) National Park Hidden Gem: Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Named after a 2,200-foot-deep canyon aggressively dug by the Gunnison River, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park quickly earned our respect as one of the most scenic and raw places we’ve ever been.

Want to make your visit the best one it can be? Read our guide.

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