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2013

It’s a reusable shopping bag. It’s a backpack. It’s both. If you’ve ever carried heavy shopping bags for any distance, reusable or not, you’ve surely experienced hand-gouging discomfort from the straps. The Marmot Urban Hauler gives you the flexibility to carry the load on your back or tote it like a traditional bag. This lightweight…

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Audrey Peterman has visited more than 160 of the 397 units in our National Park System. But she didn’t even know the parks existed until she and her husband, Frank, discovered them on a cross-country road trip after their youngest child graduated from college. The experience, which they document in the book Legacy on the…

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Submerged in water, covered with snow, buried in dirt… can anything put these matches out? Fire-starting equipment is one of the most important items of survival gear you can carry. And when it comes to generating a flame in any conditions, UCO Stormproof matches are one of the best options out there (at least when…

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Discover the pros and cons of these two common pack designs. Over the past two decades, backpack design has increasingly shifted away from external frames to internal frames. Indeed, it can be difficult these days to even find an external frame design hanging on the wall at your local gear shop. But that doesn’t mean…

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When Michelle Cusolito’s 5-year-old daughter got so excited about snow that she tried to carry a huge ball of it through the living room, Cusolito didn’t just see the spills on the Oriental carpet. She also saw a teachable moment. After handing her daughter a dustpan and broom and telling her to clean up quickly,…

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The worst has happened. You’re lost. You’re injured. You’re alone. There’s no way you can make it out of the backcountry on your own. Do you have a way to alert rescuers and help them find you? A few ounces (or less) of emergency signaling equipment could mean the difference between life and death. Here…

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Explorers founded AMC. From the organization’s start, curiosity about the landscape infused the club, and shaped it. AMC members were among the early winter recreationists to visit the White Mountains, and were the first to map Maine’s great Katahdin. Their curiosity wasn’t limited to the Northeast—members explored internationally as well. The details of one early…

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As we ring in the New Year, let’s remember “Great Kids, Great Outdoors” highlights of 2012: the posts that were read and shared most widely. I’ll start with posts that were written in the last 12 months, then revisit some classics from previous years. 10 Great Appalachian Trail Hikes with Kids topped the list this…

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Dehydrated beer. A sleeping bag that eats you. Fire made with ice. Sunglasses with a built-in video recorder. A beard hat. And five more of my personal favorite posts from 2012. Follow along and discover some of the latest, greatest, most useful, and most hilarious outdoor gear from the past year. #10—Get Eaten Alive While…

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Volunteers from AMC’s Adventure Travel program talk about leading groups to their favorite corners of the globe. And you can read about an Adventure Travel trip to Glacier National Park in the AMC Outdoors story “Among Friends.” Learn more about AMC’s Adventure Travel program >>

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