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Another year full of gear. Here’s my annual round-up of the top posts from the past year, both by traffic and by personal favorites. Most popular posts from 2015 6. The Blizzard is Here! Don’t Just Shovel It—Build a Quinzee! A quinzee is a giant pile of snow that you then hollow out to create…

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It’s that time again. Ticks are back, ready to creepy-crawly their way to a blood meal from your succulent flesh. If you’re like me, however, you probably prefer to keep your blood to yourself — and to avoid potential exposure to Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses. And there’s one sure-fire way to kill any…

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Can you dig it? Photo: Chewonki Semester School; Flickr A quinzee is a giant pile of snow that you then hollow out to create a shelter—essentially it’s a build-it-yourself snow cave. Knowing how to construct one is a useful winter survival skill, a fun activity to do with kids, and a potential use for the…

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To experience foliage in its full kaleidoscopic splendor, you need to know when and where color is reaching its peak. As the brilliance of fall marches south from northern New England to the shores of the Mid-Atlantic, keeping tabs on a few key resources can help you go out in a blaze of leaf-peeping glory….

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In between goggles and a ski helmet is a little strip of forehead that needs to be adequately protected from the elements. If it’s left exposed, you may find yourself walking around with a sunburned, wind-chapped, or frost-nipped stripe across your forehead that silently and prominently proclaims you a self-inflicted victim of the so-called “Goggle…

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Tent. Dark. Thirsty. Water. Water…. Water!!! Fumbling fingers and mumbling cursings ensue as you search desperately for your water bottle, which has apparently gone all Houdini on you in the dark of the night. Next time consider carrying a glow-in-the-dark water bottle to help you quickly slake your thirst. Nalgene makes a 32-ounce wide-mouth glow-in-the…

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Man, woman, child… it doesn’t matter. Beardo offers a full range of beard hats for all. When winter temperatures really plummet—as they do in Canada, where this small home-grown company is based—you’re going to want to add some warmth to your face. And without doubt a Beardo beanie is one of the most creative ways…

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The recent arrival of winter in the Presidential Range has me thinking cold-weather adventure. And when it comes to sleeping in the winter backcountry, few things are as important for overall trip enjoyment as a sufficiently warm sleeping bag. If you’re looking for a go-anywhere, anytime option, here are three of the best deals on…

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Drop it on a rock. Throw it in the river. Give it to your kids. It won’t break. A whole genre of compact, ultra-durable cameras is built for the abusive conditions of the backcountry and everyday life. Here’s the latest on choosing a rugged, pocket-sized camera tough enough for virtually any adventure… This column originally…

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Fall weather is upon us, which means that soon we’ll all have the opportunity to leaf-peep until our eyeballs pop. Here’s a round-up of the best fall foliage web sites and online resources for New England, including several state-specific foliage reports. Yankee Foliage  It’s hard to imagine a more comprehensive online resource than this bonanza…

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