A recap of popular stories this week, June 3-9, 2018.
1) Recon Fills Small Camper Void With Custom Nissan
Sure, huge 4x4s and trucks got a lot of attention at Overland Expo West. But Recon Campers turned heads with something new and small. Recon Campers built out a Nissan Envy to tackle trails with a full interior buildout. It’s not nearly as big as the Ford Sprinter or other van-life vehicles, but it appears to be equally formidable. And for a two-wheel-drive vehicle, the Envy performed impressively.
2) Rethink Your Survival Kit: One Expert Explains Why
Nick Clement thinks most mass-market survival kits aren’t worthy in true wilderness survival situations. That’s why he launched Endure Survival, a survival kit with superior gear.
Read his take on today’s firestarters, emergency blankets, and hatchets.
3) Vail Resorts Buys Crested Butte, Stevens Pass
The world’s largest ski resort operator gets bigger with the purchase of Triple Peaks LLC. Included in the deal is Okemo Mountain Resort in Vermont, Mount Sunapee Resort in New Hampshire, and Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colorado.
4) Chris Farley’s Family Sues Trek Bikes Over ‘Farley’ Fat Bike
Fat bikes are not to be taken lightly. The company run by Chris Farley’s family sued Trek Bikes over the name of its fat bike, the Farley. According to Make Him Smile, the bike is named after the late comedian known for his weight and damages could exceed $10 million.
5) Father’s Day Ideas: The Best Gifts for Outdoorsmen
Outdoorsy dad? Father’s Day is next weekend! We brought together a list of the best outdoorsy gifts to give dad, from Bloody Mary mix to a compound bow.