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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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When I was a kid, my family camped with a monster. Its name was Big Blue. A sail-sized swath of azure fabric, this beast of a tent demanded serious attention. Upon arriving at camp, we meticulously assembled dozens of separate pole sections that had to be attached in a very particular (and never remembered) order….

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Spreading Holiday Gear: An Outdoor Enthusiast’s Wish List AMC Outdoors, December 2004 I’ve always loved Christmas. I loved it as a kid because—well, that’s obvious. As a chronically cash-strapped young adult, I loved Christmas because it presented an opportunity to acquire that critical new piece of gear that I absolutely “needed.” And I love it…

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Daypacks

June 28, 2004

AMC Outdoors, July/August 2004 Thoreau and Muir would have loved the beauty of the modern daypack: a sack that rides comfortably on your back and fits everything you need for an entire day in the backcountry. Independent of the comforts and protective arms of civilization, you can head out on foot and hike 7, 10,…

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Consider this question. What’s more important to you: warm and dry feet, a comfortable pack, a breathable rain jacket, or your eyesight? Not a difficult decision, is it. So why do so many of us gladly dish out for the best shells, packs, and boots, only to put little or no thought into our eyewear?…

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  If you’re itching to explore snow-covered forest and mountain trails this winter, there are two nonmotorized modes of transporting yourself, and only one of them is really easy: snowshoes. In fact, in the Northeast mountains, where trails tend to go straight up and down too steeply for skis, the only way to get around…

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