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COVER PHOTO: BRIAN MOHR/EMBERPHOTO AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE MAY/JUNE 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES This Land Is Your Land: LWCF at Risk In the Zone: Exploring the Ecozones of the White Mountains Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC Volunteer for Trails and Support AMC’s Mission Browse all View from AMC CURRENTS Delaware Water Gap Plans for…

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Kayak paddles come in a bewildering array of lengths, styles, and prices. Here are some shopping tips: To quickly gauge the right length for you, center and balance the paddle on your head, parallel to your shoulders. With your elbows bent at right angles, grasp the shaft with both hands. Your hands should be approximately…

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COVER PHOTO: RYAN SMITH AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE MARCH/APRIL 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES Taking Care: A Weekend with AMC Caretakers Paddling for Turns: Backcountry Skiing by Canoe Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC Training the Next Generation of Trail Stewards Browse all View from AMC CURRENTS Hollywood Comes to the Appalachian Trail Flight Control: FAA…

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Hikers in the Northeast rarely plan to ford a stream deeper than their boot-tops, but bridges wash out, and spring runoff or a recent storm can swell a normally mellow brook into a treacherous torrent. Moving water is a risky challenge, but with the right technique, you’ll keep yourself upright and dry on your next…

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Photograph by Jerry and Marcy Monkman. A few simple tricks can eliminate many small inconveniences of winter hiking. Designate specific jacket pockets for your hat and gloves so you can easily keep track of them. Keep an energy bar in a pocket close to your body to avoid breaking your teeth on a frozen, rock-hard…

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COVER PHOTO: MY GOOD IMAGES/SHUTTERSTOCK AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES Warm Winter’s Night: A Guide to Winter Camping 20th Annual AMC Photo Contest Hoots and Boots: Owl Watching in Winter Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC Speak Up for Conservation in 2015 Browse all View from AMC CURRENTS Walking Is the…

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Wool is warm, durable, insulates even when wet, and has been used for millennia to keep people cozy and comfortable. But what makes wool such an effective insulation in the first place? To answer that question, you need to zoom deep into the structure of this remarkable fiber. WOOL: A CLOSE-UP Wool fibers have two…

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It’s hard to sleep well when you’re cold. A few simple techniques can make all the difference. You need fuel to keep your furnace burning all night. In case you wake up chilled, have a quick energy, high-calorie snack at the ready for a middle-of-the-night refuel.  Use a thick, full-length sleeping pad; what works in…

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Moisture drains heat from your feet. Once your feet cool down, it takes a lot of energy to re-warm damp socks and boots. Keep them dry, keep them toasty. Here are some tips to keep feet warm: Block snow from your boot tops with gaiters or snug-fitting pant cuffs. Carry a pair of dry socks…

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COVER PHOTO: RYAN SMITH AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES In Land We Trust: A History of AMC Land Protection The Casualty on Mount Lefroy Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC AMC Calls for Smart Energy Project Siting Browse all View from AMC VISTAS (NOW “CURRENTS”) Prescribing the Outdoors Clean Air Agenda…

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