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A Polarizing Topic – Latest, Greatest Sunglasses

I can remember my first trip into a mall sunglasses store in my late-teens. I wanted everything, and could afford nothing. Display upon display, filled with $200+ designer frames – encasing the latest and greatest UV and polarized lenses. In ...

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Complete Safety Guide for Camping With Dogs

Three shots together of dog and owner snuggled in a hammock on a camping trip.

How to Prepare, What to Pack, and Campsite Safety for a Fun Outdoor Adventure with Your Dog At Redfin, we know that sometimes your home away from home is a tent hidden in the woods. And it wouldn’t feel like ...

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Don’t Miss The Perseid Meteor Shower Saturday, August 12th

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What is it? The Perseid (per-see-ed) meteor shower happens every August as the earth’s atmosphere plows into debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. The Swift-Tuttle takes 133 years to orbit the sun, but earth passes through the comet dust every year. ...

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Rampshot: Review

I love yard games. There’s nothing better than having a few friends over for a little friendly trash talking and a few beers on a sunny Saturday. From horseshoes to ladder ball, I’ve played them all. That’s why I’m always ...

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weBoost : Drive 4G-X RV Signal Booster

We often hear from RV’ers that cell phone coverage can be a challenge when they’re out on the road – or even boon docking in an urban location. Combine remote locations with the fact that you’re sitting in a metal ...

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The Solo Stove Bonfire: Review

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Is the Solo Stove Bonfire the best fire pit ever made? The fire pit hasn’t changed much in, well, forever. Sure you might see different designs cut into the side or fancy legs, but the actual design of the pit ...

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50 Campfires: Campfire Sessions – The Kid

On our trip to the Oregon Coast, we were treated to a young singer songwriter who simply refers to himself as “The Kid.” He was living in Portland at the time, and he drove quite a distance to meet us ...

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Bass Fishing for Beginners

In a row boat on Chicot Lake in Arkansas fishing for catfish.

Join the 50 Campfires team as they explore the world of bass fishing on the Field Trip: Great River Road. They start with the right lessons and gear up at the Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid in Memphis, Tennessee. ...

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Don’t Let Adventure Go By the Wayside

Somewhere between Natchez, Mississippi and Lake Chicot in Louisiana it hit me. Road tripping has changed. Sure, it’s common to jump in your car with the family and head out for a weekend. Sometimes it’s as simple as hopping a ...

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Snake Awareness

Cotton mouth mocassin swimming in a body of water.

When Midwesterners and New Englanders venture into the woods or onto the water they normally don’t give venomous snakes a second thought. Except for some very localized exceptions (like the summit of New York’s Overlook Mountain that’s home to a ...

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