Dispersed Camping, Mobile Office, Directors Of Toughness: GearJunkie Week In Review

A recap of top stories for the week of August 28 – Sept. 3, 2016.

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1) ‘Adventure Capitalists’ TV Show: Like ‘Shark Tank’ For Outdoor Inventors

Read how to impress an ‘Adventure Capitalist’ and (maybe) get a big paycheck doing it. We interview the host of a new TV show seemingly made for gear junkies.

2) Climbing ‘Into The Crater’ On Mount St. Helens

Rope up and climb Mount Saint Helens with Jared Smith, a climber and SAR professional with more than 300 ascents of the famous volcano (and dozens of rescues) under his belt.

3) Camp For Free On Public Land: ‘Dispersed Camping’ 101

No campground, just a spot on the side of the road on public land, dispersed camping is free, fun, and easier than you might expect.

4) Outrider: Bike Adventure For Differently-Abled

Regardless of physical ability, mountain bikers, cross-country explorers, hunters, and eco-friendly commuters can use this electric vehicle to venture into the wilderness.

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5) Ditch The Cubicle: Create Your Own ‘Outdoor Office’

Working remotely is a dream for many people. After two years of working from a mobile office our contributors have some advice.

6) Trucker Hat Outdoors? Headsweats Builds ‘Performance’ Option

A curved bill, a mesh back, and a tall fabric front — the trucker hat is an unlikely trend in the outdoors.

7) Dangerous Dams Destroyed, Whitewater Parks Built

Looking for a whitewater adventure? Have you considered Iowa?

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8) Dream Job: Columbia Hiring ‘Directors Of Toughness’

Think you’re tough? Columbia Sportswear’s got the job for you.

9) A Really Scary Spot For A Unicycle Ride

It should go without saying, but don’t try this at your local giant chimney.

10) Damn The Tram! Outrageous Grand Canyon Project On Track

Act now! The comment window is a short-lived opportunity to effectively fight development in the Grand Canyon.

11) ‘Time To Play’ Giveaway: 25 Pairs Of Salomon Shoes

Salomon has teamed with GearJunkie to give away 25 pairs of its new Speedcross 4 trail shoes.

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12) Analog Atlas Still Relevant? Garmin Makes Company-Wide Decision

This road trip essential will survive the age of screens.

13) Lake On Fire: Red Bull Stunt Infuriates Locals

One of Red Bull’s athletes may have gone too far for outdoor enthusiasts.

14) Review: Ultra-Light Running Vest Feels Like Second Skin

Water, gels, keys, phone: Salomon’s S-Lab Sense will carry it all, and nothing more. We test a minimal running vest for the distance-minded adventurer.

15) Emerging Gear: Outdoor Products This Week

From the world’s lightest bike shoe to a pocket arrow launcher, this is our weekly look at emerging products from the world of outdoor gear design.

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16) First Look: MSR Trailshot Microfilter Gives Fast, Filtered Water Anywhere

Remove giardia, cryptosporidum, and more with a one-hand pump water filter that weighs just five ounces. We put the Trailshot to the test.

17) New York’s Secret Rooftop Camping Club Is On The Move

Urban camping on the roof of a high-rise building? A burgeoning movement is working to motivate city-dwellers to unplug and sleep under the stars.

18) Batteries Required: PCT Hikers’ Favorite Apps, Gadgets Off-Grid

Manage business and communicate electronically from the trail. The Packing It Out crew explains how they’ve written nearly a dozen stories, filed photographs, and stayed productive from the PCT.

19) Paddle Like A Champ: Beyond The Gear With Ann Raiho

Meet the record-setting, 26-year-old canoeing phenom you’ve never heard of. Ann Raiho: first woman to canoe from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay.

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Editor-in-Chief Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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