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Camping Recipes with Pinyon Pine Nuts

Toasted pine nuts are delicious ingredients. Pinyon Pine Nuts are off the charts.

Pinyon Pine Nuts with Pasta Have you ever eaten Pinyon Pine Nuts? Chances are pretty good you’ve heard of and eaten regular ol’ pine nuts (aka pignolias). They’ve been a food source all the way back to Old Testament and before. They are still ...

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6 Tips For Enjoying Winter Hammock Camping

In north woods, we don’t let a little thing like winter get in the way of camping enjoyment. We just adapt, gear up … and conquer. Hammock camping is the rage right now … for a lot of good reasons. ...

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The 5 Course Foil Packet Feast

At 50 Campfires, we love foil packet meals. They are a great way to go when you’re preparing campfire meals for yourself, for you and a camping partner, your family, or an entire camping crew. The advantages of foil packets ...

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The Complete Guide To Firewood

Our name says it all! We believe the perfect campfire is at the center of a great time outdoors. That’s why it’s so disappointing if you get bad firewood you can’t light no matter what you do, or the stuff ...

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14 Essential Dutch Oven Cooking Tools

With a Dutch oven, you can learn to cook anything at the campfire you can prepare in your own oven and/or on the stovetop at home. It just takes a little patience, some practice, and the right Dutch oven cooking ...

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The Making of Gear of the Year – 2017

This year's gear of the year physical awards are works of art handcrafted from reclaimed timber.

Gear is the lifeblood of the 50 Campfires office. There is seldom a week that goes by during which we’re not unboxing the latest and greatest something. We’re blessed with the fairly unique opportunity of demo’ing, testing, and abusing some ...

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The Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Titanium Watch

The Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Titanium watch is one sexy beast. First off, it undergoes 130 homologation tests to make sure that it’s tough as nails. What’s a homologation test? All you need to know is that it’s more rugged ...

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Victorinox Swiss Army Explorer White Christmas Special Edition 2017

It’s hard to think of a better stocking stuffer for a hiker than a Victorinox Swiss Army pocket knife. Take it one step further this year with the Victorinox Swiss Army Explorer White Christmas Special Edition 2017. It’s an extra ...

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Victorinox Swiss Army SwissTool BS: Review

A good multi-tool is a must-have around the campsite. From carving roasting sticks to fixing zippers, you just can’t beat the functionality. The Victorinox Swiss Army SwissTool BS does an excellent job of acting as a mini toolbox in your ...

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Prickly Pear Cactus Salad

Prickly pear cactus salad is fresh and bright with tomatoes, nopales, and lots of cilantro, plus lemon juice.

Prickly Pear Cactus Salad Simple, delicious salad you can whip together right at the campsite. Fresh chopped tomatoes are best, but you can get by with canned if you have to … just be sure to drain them well. The jalapenos may bring some heat, but you ...

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