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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. IndestructibleNo camera is…

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You don’t have to go swimming in the ocean to have your very own shark encounter. Just hop in the Chumbuddy sleeping bag and enjoy sweet dreams of being devoured whole. Sharks have been in the news a lot this summer in New England, especially on Cape Cod. There have been several great white shark…

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There are three simple things you can do to stuff a sleeping bag with minimal effort and hassle, as well as squash it down to the smallest possible size. First, stuff it tail first. Second, turn it inside out. Third, use a compression stuff sack. Here are the details on these simple, but extremely effective,…

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The better a sleeping bag fits, the warmer it will be. A properly fitting sleeping bag will wrap around you as snugly as possible, but not fit so tightly that it’s uncomfortable for you to sleep in. The basic idea is simple: You want to minimize the amount of air space around your body. This…

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Teaching children how to ride a bike can be a stressful yet exhilarating experience. They wibble, they wobble, they weave. You anxiously watch, coach, and encourage. Then they master the two-wheel roll—and everybody smiles with glee. Understanding the equipment options for the entire learning process, from beginning cyclist to expert speedster, can help foster a…

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If you want to bike through the Northeast winter, there’s only one piece of equipment you need to buy for your ride: Studded tires. They provide the essential grip for cycling on ice or packed snow, but vary markedly depending on your cycling needs. Here’s what you need to know. Winter biking is great. Fellow…

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Cold feet are a plague that can infect winter fun with soul-sapping discomfort and pain. Nobody likes their toes whimpering, shrieking, and then silently suffering in cold, vasoconstricted agony. If only you had feet heaters that worked via remote control! Enter Thermo Soles. Touted as “the world’s first wire-free rechargeable heated insoles,” these red radiators…

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Each year The Outdoor Foundation produces its annual Outdoor Recreation Report, which details participation trends for Americans in a range of outdoor activities. After browsing through the entire 68-page 2010 report, here are some of the more interesting factoids that jumped out. Two of the top four fastest growing outdoor activities in 2009 were snow-related:…

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Ever fantasize about wearing your sleeping bag like a giant puff suit of warmth? Turns out you can with the Selk’bag 3G, a full-body sleep system complete with arms, legs, and hood. The Selk’bag is essentially a big, puffy, head-to-toe body suit. Filled with polyester insulation, the Selk’bag is rated to 35 degrees and features…

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Hello and welcome to the brand new AMC Equipped blog! Over the coming months, I look forward to sharing all of the latest and greatest tidbits on outdoor gear, from the coolest products to the silliest, from ground-breaking gizmos to the tried and true stalwarts of the outdoor industry. I also plan on covering the…

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