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6 Great Ways To Make Camping Coffee

Even if you don't like the taste of coffee, the smell wafting across the campsite is nearly universally appealing.

For most of us, coffee is an essential starter in the morning on any camping adventure. Even those who don’t drink coffee usually love its smell wafting across a campsite. Combined with frying bacon and wood smoke, it’s an aroma ...

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What We Saw at OR This Summer

Show floor at Summer OR Show is a busy place.

The annual Summer Outdoor Retailers Show is the largest gathering of outdoor gear and apparel manufacturers anywhere. It’s where the manufacturers unveil new products to the outlets that will sell them … and to the media. 50 Campfires always attends ...

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Campfire Defender Giveaway

You never want to look back and say to yourself, “Man, I wish I had a Campfire Defender.” When that moment comes, it’s too late. Something terrible and irreversible has already happened. The Campfire Defender is great insurance for any serious ...

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3 Captain Morgan Cocktails…Without Coke

We’re always looking for our next favorite camping cocktail, which got us thinking. Why is Captain Morgan always mixed with Coca-Cola? Sure, it’s delicious – but the associated sugar spike that comes from this go-to cocktail can be bit much ...

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Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory – Ghost Town : Gothic, Colorado

Laboratory in a Colorado Ghost Town Gothic, Colorado was a boomtown in the 1880s. The search for fortunes in silver is what brought people to this town just down the road from what today is Crested Butte. But 10 years ...

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Tour of New Belgium Brewing: Home of Fat Tire

In The Can: Brewery Spotlight New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, Colorado Colorado has more craft breweries per capita than any other state. If you’re a beer lover, that’s a very good thing. If you’re a craft brewery, that makes it ...

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Colorado Road Trip Challenge : Road Side Attractions & Junk Food

All epic road trips have a few things in common. They require driving … somewhere … that usually takes hours, if not days, to reach. Even so, there’s often no definitive destination. They truly are more about the journey than ...

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Grim Fossa : Colorado Campfire Session

Colorado Campfire Session : GRIM FOSSA PRESENTED BY ECOZOOM On the campus of New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, Colorado the site, the scenery, and the people were just too perfect to let pass with just one Campfire Session. 50 ...

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COAST HX5R Flashlight Review : Rechargeable USB Flashlight

COAST HX5R FLASHLIGHT USB rechargeable flashlights are all the rage … and for good reason. They work well time after time.The only drawback is they can be a substantial investment. The COAST HX5R solves that problem. For $40 MSRP, the ...

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Our Week With The Kershaw Leek Knife

Our Week with the Kershaw Leek One of the reasons for 50 Campfires field trips is testing. We try out gear of all sorts, to be sure, but we also test our theories. The Heart of the Rockies Field trip ...

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