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.
Academy Award-Winning Actress and owner of Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow has recently made headlines in the snow sports world. Apparently, Paltrow is being sued for a skiing hit and run that took place at Utah’s Deer Valley Ski Resort in 2016. The plaintiff, Dr. Terry Sanderson, claims that the actress skied out of control and crashed into him from behind, per KUTV News. RELATED: Lindsey Vonn is Retiring After Next Week's Race Sanderson states that from the accident he suffered a brain injury, four
After an eight-foot storm slammed into the Sierras last week, 120 visitors staying at Montecito Sequoia Lodge in Kings Canyon National Park were snowed in for five days. Located at 7,400 feet above sea-level, the lodge gets plenty of snow- too much, sometimes. Google Maps graphic. After several days of snow removal by Lodge personnel and the US Forest Service, the escape route was finally clear(ish) and the guests were evacuated in a slow-moving caravan.
On Tuesday, the Senate passed a landmark public lands bill that extended protections to more than one million acres of public lands. Voting 92 to 8 across partisan lines, this bill is a huge win for those of us who care about protecting our cherished public lands for future generations. The bill designates 1.3 million acres of land as wilderness in Utah, New Mexico, Oregon, and California and permanently reauthorized a federal program to pay for conservation. RELATED: Watch Kings and