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A dead tick can’t bite you—and the single-best way to terminate them in the field is to treat your shoes and clothing with permethrin, which will kill ticks rapidly on contact. (Once you’re back home, you can also crisp ticks to death with a quick spin in the dryer.) A variety of permethrin-based products are available…

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The sun sets before 4:30 p.m. in most of New England for the next two months. This means that if you spend any time out and about in the evening—running, biking, walking—you will be enjoying the cloak of early darkness. And if you happen to be active on the weekdays in the hours immediately after…

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Warmth in sheep’s clothing. Photo: WoolX Part of an ongoing series on Northeast-based gear companies. Turns out there’s more than one company in the Northeast specializing in merino wool garments. WoolX joins Minus33 in the cadre of regional merino wool proselytizers. And, after testing out one of their midweight tops, I would say my conversion…

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It sounds like a joke: Adding microscopic particles of pulverized rock into a fabric to enhance its heat-dissipating capabilities. But it’s not. It’s the new Armachillo product line from Duluth Trading Company, a Wisconsin-based apparel company that specializes in outdoor work wear. Even the company’s press release sounds tongue-in-cheek. “Armachillo gear is featherweight, sweat-sapping, tough-as-blazes,…

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I hate static cling—and fleece jackets are particularly prone to it during the cold dry months of winter. You can largely eliminate it by adding a dryer sheet to your laundry, but it’s not a good idea. You can learn everything you wanted to know about dryer sheets in this lengthy article, but the key…

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If you want to stay warm in the cold, you need a clothing system that effectively retains and manages body heat. The secret is to understand how heat is lost in the first place—and to choose, and adjust, your clothing appropriately in response… This column originally appeared in the January/February edition of AMC Outdoors. You…

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As the seasons turn, I try to keep ahead of what my 3-year-old needs so that she can enjoy being outdoors. But she grew 4 inches in the past year, so the winter boots we bought big last spring were already too small when we tried them on this fall. Time to go shopping again!…

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You’d think wearing compression clothing was akin to donning Superman’s cape. “Increases power!” “Activates your muscles!” “Boosts energy!” Such claims are commonplace from compression-clothing purveyors like Under Armour, Nike, and SKINS, to name a few. Professional athletes, who routinely wear these garments, add a high-profile endorsement to such statements. But does compression clothing provide any…

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Searing heat has been scorching the nation over the past few weeks, including the Northeast. If you’re outside in the swelter, a few clothing tips and accessories can help keep you just a little more comfortable. Cotton Cools! Cotton Cools!In baking heat, cotton doesn’t kill. It helps keep you cool. Why? The same reason that…

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You’re outside on a nippy winter day. Old Man Winter claws his grip into your frigid bones. Painful cold gnaws at your fingers and toes. How to fend off their icy bite? It’s simple. Just turn on your clothing.A small but growing collection of outdoor garments utilizes onboard batteries to provide heat, enabling you to…

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