Fat Biking in the Wyoming Wilderness

Fat Biking in Wyoming   Gear Patrol

Though fat bikes have been available commercially since Surly introduced the Pugsley in 2005, fat biking culture is nascent, a combination of endurance athletes,polar explorers, recreational explorers, mountain bikers, beer-drinking buddies and eccentric commuters. A handful of these stakeholders — plus fat bike-producing brands like Salsa, Borealis and Trek — assembled in Jackson, WY in January for the Global Fat Bike Summit. We took the opportunity to roll big wheels on the trails around Turpin Meadow Ranch in Moran, WY and on the snow-covered roads ofGrand Teton National Park. What we discovered in the shadow of the Teton Range is a biking discipline that’s more about having fun than mashing hills or chasing a new PR — and that’s a pretty good way to experience Wyoming. (more)

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Woodsman’s Pal

18N1150

Standard US Army issue since 1941. Weighs less than 1-1/2 lbs. If you only work one-handed, this will feel like an extension of your arm.

The Classic model with its leather handle and hand guard (overall length 17″, steel blade a full 1/8″ thick) will slice through green wood up to 1-1/2″ thick with a single stroke. One side has an 8″ long concave edge and the other a 2″ long hook.

The long reach Brush Cutter model has a much thinner (1/16″) blade with an extra-long handle. It’s designed to slice through vines, briars and other kinds of thick, brushy growth quickly.

As a pair, they can tackle just about any job. The optional Leather Sheath fits the Classic Woodman’s Pal only. Great for easy carrying and protection.

Made in the USA. (more)