Base Camp Axe from SOG
Collecting firewood is not allowed in many campgrounds these days, but there is something comforting about having a good axe in camp. Use the Base Camp to drive in tent stakes, split that expensive wood available from the camp host into kindling or intimidate aggressive ground squirrels. The axe is 16 inches long, weighs 33 ounces and has a natural swinging feel. Available now for $80. http://www.sogknives.com/
The Salt Lake Tribune is providing a look at items spotted at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market last week at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Because the show is closed to the public, we thought it would be nice to see what new gear will coming in the outdoors world. Items will be featured on the Tribune's Hiking Utah and Fishing Utah blogs. An Outdoor Retailer package will run in the Tribune.
— Brett Prettyman