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Dovetail Workwear : Rugged Outdoor Clothing Designed And Tested By Women

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We’ve been having fun telling everyone about a clothing company that we recently discovered. Their name is Dovetail Workwear, and it’s one of those brands that you explain to someone, and they immediately understand the need. You see, there aren’t ...

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The Rumpl Puffy Fleece Blanket : True Fireside Luxury

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When you’re car camping, you have the luxury of bringing creature comforts along for the ride. One thing we usually end up fighting over in camp is Rumpl blankets. We’ve owned several of them, and on the last trip, we ...

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LOWA Maddox Lo Womens : Review

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On a recent trip, I had a chance to reconnect with my brother, Nick, for a day of fishing in Door County. One of the perks of having a brother in the outdoor industry is that sometimes he’s kind enough ...

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Tentsile T-Mini Hammock Review

You’ve seen them…everywhere. Tentsile has been making tree tents, and garnering the cameras of photographers and Instagrammers everywhere. They’re just plain cool. Alongside their full lineup of tents, sits the often overlooked Tentsile T-Mini Hammock. It’s strange, on a lot ...

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The Grip6 Conservation Series : A Great Belt Gives Back

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I’ve been wearing a Grip6 belt for two years now, and I’m convinced that it’s the best belt on the market. I’m a big fan of minimalist functionality, and that’s exactly what this belt excels at. The buckles weigh less ...

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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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