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Try Out This Unique Pie Iron Scallops and Squash Recipe

pie iron scallops and squash right off the campfire

Pie irons are more versatile camp cooking tools than you might think. With a little imagination, they’ll turn out more than just toasted cheese sandwiches and makeshift pies. With some Maine seafood, and a little imagination, you can turn out ...

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Enjoy This Pie Iron Lobster Roll Recipe Anywhere

a beautiful and delicious pie iron lobster roll ready to eat

While you can buy lobster rolls all over the Maine – and New England, for that matter – you can make your own campsite version with your trusty pie iron. It’s really simple and delicious. If you’re not in lobster ...

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Pie Iron Whoopie Pie S’more Recipe

toasted in a pie iron, a whoopie pie s'more makes a delicious camping dessert.

As soon as you see one, you’ll realize a Maine Whoopie Pie is a prime candidate for making a s’more in a pie iron. And a whoopie pie s’more is so easy to make. What’s a whoopie pie? It’s a ...

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Don’t Lose Your Best Friend While You’re Camping

an outdoors golden retriever in the sunshine rolling in the clover

More and more camping outings include the family dog. 50 Campfires thinks that’s great. A well-behaved dog adds a lot to any time outdoors. However, it also increases the odds of dogs being separated from their owners. If that happens, ...

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The Right Torch for Your Dad This Father’s Day

It’s time you say “thanks” to your dad for the time he’s spent with you in the outdoors. Think of all you might of missed along the way without him! There’s a wide world of Father’s Day gift options out ...

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Everyday Pocket Knife Solutions : Why Carry A Pocket Knife?

There are so many reasons to carry a pocket knife everyday – and not just the days when you’re camping or hanging out outside. Personally speaking, it’s on par with any other household tool like a scissors or screwdriver that ...

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Amp Your Camp™

50 Campfires is back for 2018 with our 5th annual Amp Your Camp Giveaway presented by COAST and Tailgater Magazine! Each week we’re giving away over $600 in outdoor gear…what are you waiting for?! Enter now! Thanks to everyone for ...

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FiAir Blower : Review

Get cooking in a hurry with the FiAir Blower. There’s something to be said for being first. That’s why back in 2013, 50 Campfires recognized the groundbreaking effort in the then brand new FiAir blower for campfires and charcoal fires. ...

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Knob Where You Need It : Review

The Knob Where You Need It is a clever device indeed. Did you ever feel as though part of the job description to be a “backyard grill master” requires you be double-jointed? It sure seems that way when you have ...

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You Bought That At The Hardware Store? Highlights From The National Hardware Show

Each year, 50 Campfires heads to Las Vegas in the springtime for the National Hardware Show (NHS). The annual expedition is part of the continuing pursuit to deliver the coolest, most innovative gear to make your time outdoors enjoyable and ...

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