Author Archives: Jake Wattenphul

For me, the outdoors is good for (1) yard games, (2) campfires, (3) disc golf, (4) horseback riding, (5) building tree forts, (6) cliff diving, and (7) going for rides on my motorcycle. I love my wife, 3 kids, our dog, and bacon. God bless America.

25 Best Campgrounds Within Two Hours of Chicago IL

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The daily grind of life can be taxing on your mind, body and soul. We know how crucial it is not to waste time doing unnecessary research when you only have one free weekend in who knows how long. That’s ...

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ECCO Cruise Sandal Review

Ecco Cruise Sandal review

Fed up with cheap, uncomfortable sandals? We at 50 Campfires are certainly advocates for high quality products that benefit those who enjoy the great outdoors. The ECCO Cruise sandal is such a pleasure to wear. After days of testing both ...

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Burnie Self-burning Grill Review

Burnie All Wood Self-Burning Grill

Here at 50 Campfires we think the campfire is what really makes the camping experience complete. But sometimes you get to your destination and cannot find wood, or you don’t want to haul a huge grill or propane stove to ...

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11 Unique Ropes Courses and Aerial Adventure Parks

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Aerial adventure parks, also know as high ropes courses, offer people the chance to travel treetop to treetop on a variety of rope, wood and cable bridges and obstacles. Aerial parks are growing in number across the country as more ...

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