A recap of some top stories on GearJunkie, week of July 17-24, 2015.
1) Camping Hammock ‘Hang-Off’ Test: For National Hammock Day, we put the Lawson Blue Ridge Camping Hammock and Amok Drumar to a head-to-head test.
2) ‘Live Monumental’ Campaign: Mountains, deserts, river canyons, and deep forests are among the wild lands that the “Live Monumental” lobbies to turn into National Monuments.
3) 5 Attacks This Season At Yellowstone: Wild animals are big, strong and don’t want to cuddle. Recent attacks have reconfirmed these facts.
4) Tour De France, Rider’s Point Of View: Watching the race from the rider’s POV, we feel a whole new level of respect for the pro riders.
5) Flow Down Mountain With World’s Best Mountain Biker: Even if you don’t mountain bike, it’s hard not to be awestruck by the riding and cinematography of this video.
6) Peak Bombing: Biking Down Colorado’s (Legal) 14ers: Colorado’s 14ers are rugged high places. This summer two athletes are trying to bike 18 of the peaks.
7) How To Build Primitive Hut From Scratch: This guy’s primitive construction skills are incredible. Watch and learn.
8) 10 Reasons: Get A Career In Wilderness Industry: Working in the outdoors comes with challenges, but for many, the rewards run deeper than money.
9) ‘Squat Strap’ Is Hilarious, Just Might Work: Here’s another way to #2 in the woods. Whether the product is good or not… we have yet to test it out.
10) 365 Days: Couple To Spend Full Year In Boundary Waters: Two explorers will spend a full year in the wild lands of Northern Minnesota.
11) Man Bling: Leatherman ‘Wearable’ Tread Tool: The Leatherman Tread is a fun, sometimes usable product with a techy, outdoorsy aesthetic.
12) Hammock vs. Tent: The Great Sleep-Off: Hammock or tent, tent or hammock? To hang or let lie? The debate rages on.
13) Benchmark Knife? Chris Reeve Sebenza: Pinnacle of production or excessive consumption? The ‘Sebenza‘ is a famous and controversial knife among gear geeks.