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Direct Heat Cooking on Your Campfire

Red meat like beef and lamb are prime candidates for direct heat cooking. So are vegetables like these roasting peppers.

If you really want to go “mountain man” and cook over open flame like it was done throughout time immemorial, consider direct heat cooking — also called “clinching”, but that seems like a terrible name for it. This is basically throwing ...

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Water Filter Buying Guide for Campers and Hikers

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Water, water everywhere you go, but not a drop to drink unless your packing a quality water filter. This is a vitally important piece of gear because you are literally trusting your health — perhaps even your life — to ...

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Bake a Campfire Birthday Cake — Let’s Party

Campfire birthday cake cupcakes in citrus halves - oranges and grapefruit - with candles lit, ready for the party to begin.

Are any of your camping crew the kind whose annual birthday wish is to go camping? And, of course, would like an authentic campfire birthday cake? If so, 50 Campfires offers this delicious solution. The use of orange or grapefruit ...

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Buff Multifunctional UV Headwear – Review

At 50 Campfires, our mission is to get more people to spend more time outdoors to have more fun. Sure, camping is our main thing, but when you really get down to it, what difference does it make what activity ...

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GCI Outdoors : Eazy Chairs – Review

If you’ve ever been camping (follow us here), then you’ve likely encountered a “bag chair”. You know, the camping chairs that fold up and down – and easily pack into a carrying “bag.” If you’re anything like us, you probably ...

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Spikeball: Review

It’s hard to beat a good yard game and a few beers on a sunny summer afternoon. New games hit the market each year, and one that has received a lot of recognition lately is Spikeball. What It Is Spikeball ...

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Easy Homemade Sports Drink

As soon as you enter the sports drink aisle all you see is the word electrolytes everywhere. What are they, and do you have to pay top dollar for them if you want to hydrate on the trail? An electrolyte ...

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Tequlia & Blackberry Limeade Camping Cocktail

The combination of tequila and limeade will definitely get you into the summertime mood, and when paired with a handful of fresh blackberries – you’ve got a summertime sipper that’s incredibly refreshing.   Tequlia & Blackberry Limeade Camping Cocktail   ...

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Fireball Limeade Camping Cocktail

When we first heard about adding Fireball to limeade, we couldn’t imagine the combo. Once we tried it, we were believers. There’s something about mixing the trio of limeade, Fireball and a splash of grenadine that makes a perfect balance ...

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Sweet Tea Limeade Mojitos

Adding fresh ingredients to any cocktail will definitely take the flavor up a notch. We love mojitos in the summer, and figured we’d put a slightly different twist and flavor profile on this one. Fresh limes, fresh mint and another ...

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