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Roadside Challenge : Nashville To New Orleans

Nick tastes pickled quail eggs during the road trip food challenge during the Field Trip: Great River Road.

There are the classic regional foods we set out to try on any 50 Campfires Field Trip. Those are the ones for which we’ve delivered these recipes so you can try them and enjoy them. Then there are the foods ...

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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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Lake Chicot State Park – Lake Village, AR

Lake Chicot State Park sits on the northern end of Lake Chicot, Arkansas’s largest natural lake. It’s an oxbow lake, which means that many years ago it used to be a natural part of the Mississippi River. Over time, the ...

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Mississippi River State Park – Marianna AK

Mississippi River State Park is in eastern Arkansas and is part of the St. Francis National Forest, which gives you over 22,000 acres to explore! From the primitive sites at Lone Pine Campground to the Class AAA RV sites at ...

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You Won’t Believe What’s Inside This Pyramid

It's not hard to guess this is Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid in Memphis, Tennessee.

Field Trip: Great River Road Launching Pad Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid in Memphis Every epic road trip needs a launching pad. It’s either a gathering point for the travelers or a quick first stop to set the tone ...

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“What I Learned By Drinking Only Mississippi River Water For a Week…”

Clint drinks Mississippi River water from a LifeStraw GO Bottle during 50 Campfires Field Trip: Great River Road.

By Clint Carlson Because we decided to travel the Great River Road from Memphis to New Orleans, and because I’m a little bit strange, I decided to see what it would be like to drink only water straight from the ...

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Camping In The Rain? How To Prepare

With the weatherman calling for rain, Clint gathers the essential gear for preparing the campsite for rain on the Field Trip: Great River Road.

Setting Up Camp For Rain Ever notice among your friends or co-workers the campers exhibit certain traits that make them standout? One sure sign he or she is headed on a camping adventure in the weekend ahead is the increasing ...

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Quick-Set Escape Shelter by Clam: Review

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

If there’s one thing that can put the damper on outdoor fun at the campsite or in the backyard, it’s bugs … especially flying, biting insects. Let’s call them what they are … evil mosquitos and flies (aka black flies, ...

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Set Up Quick-Set Escape Screen Shelter for Fun, Games and More

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

Are you debating buying a screen shelter as an addition to your camping kit? They make a ton of sense for tent campers, trailer campers, and RVer’s alike. Pitched over the picnic table at your campsite, the screen shelter will ...

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Basic Rig For Catching Catfish

catfish just caught lying on the rocks next to a spinning reel and rod

There are so many tackle rigs to catch catfish, deciding which to use can be confusing for a beginning angler. Here’s one of the simplest to cover a wide range of fishing situations. Thread the line from your rod through ...

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