Don't be chopping any wood with this hatchet anytime soon. CPSC photo.
Walmart has recalled 246,000 camp axes, for a bit of a scary reason: The heads detach from the handle. According to Gear Junkie, The Consumer Product Safety Commission discovered that the 14-inch steel implement easily detaches from the handle, not exactly what you want to happen from a tool you plan to swing around. Owners of the small Ozark Trail camp axe have been warned to stop using the product immediately.
Despite distributing roughly a quarter of a million defective axes, Walmart is only aware of two incidents involving the defect. For either case, the injuries that were reported were only minor cuts and abrasions. This isn’t Walmart’s first error regarding selling outdoor gear. In September, when they launched their new online gear site with Moosejaw, they received a cease and desist letter from Black Diamond for using the brand’s product photos without permission. Oops.
Over the weekend, an elk hunter shot and killed a grizzly bear after being attacked while hunting in the lower Gros Ventre Wilderness, near Jackson, Wyoming. According to to Jackson Hole Buckrail, Tim McIntire from Casper, Wyoming, fired at the bear when it charged and mauled him. McIntire, who was a former law enforcement officer, claimed to have killed the bear from a single shot of his 7mm firearm. RELATED: Hunting guide killed by grizzly bear near Jackson, Wyoming The incident is still
Early winter storms have been making their rounds in the West, and up next on their list: Colorado. The Centennial State is starting to feel like winter with six new inches in the San Juan Mountains. From the same storm system, Wolf Creek and Loveland accumulated three to four inches, whereas Summit County got one to two inches, and this is the only beginning. A winter weather advisory is in effect for a storm that’s about to dump in the San Juans. 12 inches are expected, and snow is
Vancouver-based Rocky Mountain Bicycles announced that 160 brand-new bikes were stolen from a shipping container outside their HQ on September 24th. The bikes were all 2019 models being staged to ship to dealers across Canada. Most are full-suspension mountain bikes. Rocky Mountain is urging any dealers or anyone that may come across one of these bikes to contact email@example.com so that Rocky Mountain can relay the information to the Vancouver Police Department who are currently