September/October 2015

Carrying a first-aid kit is more than just a good idea. It’s one of the 10 essential items for safe backcountry travel. All kinds of prepackaged options are available, but do they really contain what you need? To better evaluate ready-made kits or to assemble your own, consider the following supplies. Common Injuries The majority…

Read More....

If you’ve ever fantasized about upgrading your vision to Terminator-level processing power, the Recon Jet offers a first step toward your future cyborgian self. The Jet is a pair of sunglasses with a heads-up display unit in the lower portion of the right lens. Designed with active users in mind (runners, cyclists, etc.), the display…

Read More....

Piles of fall leaves, crisp autumn air, seeing friends after a summer apart: Many parents have fond memories of walking or biking to their neighborhood schools. Back in 1969, more than 50 percent of all kids got to school on foot or by bike. Compare that to 2009 and beyond, when less than 13 percent…

Read More....

Chris, the unofficial record holder for world’s woolliest sheep. Photo: RSPCA Meet Chris. He is an Australian Merino sheep who wandered from his flock and roamed on his own for six years. When he was finally found and sheared, Chris was toting nearly 90 pounds of wool–enough to knit an estimated 30 sweaters and set…

Read More....

Carrying a first-aid kit is more than just a good idea. It’s one of the 10 essential items for safe backcountry travel. All kinds of prepackaged options are available, but do they really contain what you need? To better evaluate ready-made kits or to assemble your own, consider the following supplies. Common Injuries The majority…

Read More....

If you love the outdoors and spend any time in eastern Massachusetts, AMC’s new Bay Circuit Trail Map & Guide is an essential addition to your bookshelf of awaiting adventures. This waterproof, three-map set ($19.95; members $15.96) details the entirety of the 230-mile Bay Circuit Trail (BCT) network, which arcs around the greater Boston area…

Read More....

COVER PHOTO: RYAN SMITH AMC OUTDOORS MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS FEATURES The Scenic Route: Hiking the New England Trail The Bald & the Beautiful: The England Open Summit Browse all features VIEW FROM AMC The Outdoors Has Open Arms Browse all View from AMC CURRENTS Roanoke: Branding an Outdoor City Browse all Currents…

Read More....

This past summer, Youth Opportunities Program (YOP) alumni Devine Malbreaux and Taine Jackson returned to the AMC fold. While working for the organization in New York, these young adults applied their leadership and decision-making skills toward supporting AMC’s mission and served as role models for the next generation of outdoor stewards. “Through the Outdoor Leadership…

Read More....

It was late one night in September 2014, probably past midnight, and my wife, Sarah, and I were in the garage, bolting 5-gallon buckets onto our kids’ bikes. Together with a bike trailer, these “poor man’s panniers” would carry all of our food, clothing, equipment, and tools for the five-day bike-camping trip on which we…

Read More....

Road cyclists: Want to log longer rides, get stronger, avoid injury, and have more fun on your bike? Linda Freeman, a Vermont-based personal trainer who specializes in cycling, says mastering your pedaling technique will help you get the most out of your rides and reduce your risk of getting hurt. She sees three elements as…

Read More....

E-newsletter Signup

Get the award-winning AMC Outdoors magazine each month when you subscribe to our newsletter.


SUBMIT

Search AMC Outdoors and Blogs


Search for:

By Issue