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Save your skin: How to safely worship the sun AMC Outdoors, June 2004 By Michael Lanza The sun is shining, the weather is sweet, and it’s summer playtime in the great outdoors. But you’ve heard that too much sun — specifically, ultraviolet (UV) radiation — can be unhealthy and dangerous. So what can you do…

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Essentials for Your Hiking Daypack AMC Outdoors, July/August 2004 By Michael Lanza What you bring on a day hike depends on where you’re going, how long you’ll be out, and the weather. No matter what the duration of your trip, always bring the following to get you home before dark, or keep you safe during…

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Move over Gore-Tex AMC Outdoors, January/February 2004 By Michael Lanza I remember my thoughts upon getting my first waterproof-breathable jacket: This shell was going to show me new horizons. Hope does spring eternal. Sure, it worked great in downpours, snowstorms, and cold wind. But it tended to get so steamy when I was going uphill…

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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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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2003 Michael Saletnik, 32, is a software engineer from Burlington, Mass. A self-described “newbie” to winter hiking, he’s immersed himself in the sport, with dozens of overnights under his belt in the past two years. Q. What was your first winter hiking experience?A. In the late fall of 2000, a friend of…

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AMC Outdoors, January/February 2003 Anne Gwynne, 62, is a hike leader for the New Hampshire chapter and a veterinary technician in Concord, N.H. She was the 12th person to climb New England’s 100-highest peaks in winter. Q. What was your first winter hiking experience?A. I started with a series of New Hampshire Chapter winter hikes…

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AMC Outdoors, March 2001 By Michael Lanza Several summers ago, Cliff Jacobson and some companions were canoeing northern Saskatchewan’s North Knife River, which flows into Hudson Bay. They chose late July because it’s a good time of year to see polar bears. As they rounded a river bend, his canoe partner called from the bow,…

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AMC Outdoors, September 2001 By Michele Pavitt Author and photographer Bill Silliker Jr. has been coaching wildlife enthusiasts for years on how to find a moose and how to do it properly. In early summer, this task can be as easy as generously applying bug repellent, hiking to a boggy area in moose country, and…

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Nothing compares to the crisp, clean air of winter and the magnificent view of a snowy landscape. But any trip into the outdoors, even a day hike, requires careful planning and the right gear. Always check the weather and trail conditions and prepare for the worst conditions; make plans with your group’s abilities in mind…

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