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NEMO Equipment Wagontop 8p Tent Review

Sometime around the middle of May, I decided that I was going to take my entire family of four camping for Fourth of July weekend. My wife, my six year old son, my three year old daughter and our two ...

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10 Tips On Packing the Car for Your Next Camping Trip

Did you, or do you, play Tetris? Could there be any better training for packing the back of your SUV for a family camping trip? No matter whether you’re a couple headed for a long weekend or a family on ...

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Food of the Field Trip: Great River Road

Nick frying fish in tempura batter on picnic table with COAST headlamp during Field Trip: Great River Road.

When we head out on 50 Campfires Field Trips, the mission is always to experience the area we’re visiting as fully as possible. That means meeting the people, visiting the sites, and especially sampling foods of the region. However, we ...

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Gearing Up For Field Trip: Great River Road

Quick-Set Escape Shelter by Clam glowing next to campfire as the center of campsite activities free from bugs

One MAJOR requirement of all the gear tested on 50 Campfires Field Trip: Great River Road. It had to provide stellar performance in extreme heat and humidity. All of this equipment came through to keep the team as comfortable and ...

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8 Modern Ideas for your Next Picnic

A beautiful picnic table top filled with modern ideas about picnicking.

The Modern Picnic Basket If you’ve ever asked a “non-camper” their perception of what you do on the weekends, you’ll often get answers that more closely resemble Yogi and Boo Boo in Jellystone than what your actual car camping experience ...

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25 Best Campgrounds Within Two Hours of Houston TX

25 Best Campgrounds Within 2 Hours Of Houston TX It’s almost summertime and that means it’s time to get out the camping gear, fishing poles, and sun screen! There’s no better way to relax than to sit outside of the ...

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Gearing Up for Field Trip: Bourbon Trail

Clint and Nick sort and pack gear for 50 Campfires Field Trip: Bourbon Trail in Kentucky.

Experiences and equipment are the yin and yang of camping and road tripping. You won’t enjoy the experiences you’re out to collect if you don’t have the right gear supporting the adventure. And there’s no reason to have the right ...

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Easy, Delicious Pit Roasted Turkey Recipe

Turkey Recipe

Cooking a whole turkey at your campsite is an ambitious project, but it can be done! What’s more, it can be a fun project in which your whole camping crew can participate. When every camper has a role in turning ...

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Cooking a Whole Turkey on Your Campsite Grill

Cooking a Whole Turkey

The beautiful thing about cooking big for camping is that you can either serve a large crew and see the smiles of appreciation on all of their faces… or you have lots of leftovers and barely have to worry about ...

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12 Tips for Trophy-Worthy Homemade Jerky

Homemade Jerky

The number of American road trips fueled by energy drinks and convenience store meat sticks is already lost to the history of America’s 20th Century. The problem is those individually packaged concoctions of meat byproducts and chemicals hyped by professional ...

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