Author Archives: Nick Grzechowiak - Director

Father of 2, Food lover, Liz lover, Patio lover, not-so-handyman. Catcher of frogs, starter of fires.

Meet The Thuggies

I can’t tell a lie. When I started reading the press release that came across my desk for “Thuggies”, I started shaking my head. I mean – really? An oversized hoodie built for summer nights outdoors? Our readers are going ...

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You have to see how we captured all of these mosquitos…ALIVE!

I come home with some pretty “interesting” stuff as part of my job. When my wife sees me unpacking a new box, she’s often skeptical of whatever’s inside. It’s not that it isn’t innovative or useful, but rather the knowledge ...

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Boulder Denim Jeans : Review

Like most guys, jeans are a staple in my wardrobe. They’re always a go-to, whether I’m heading to work – or a night on the town. There is however one area where they fall short – the outdoors. I’ve made ...

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Father’s Day Gift Guide for the Outdoor Dad

I think most fathers will agree with me … being a dad is good. Really good. Sure, there’s always going to be a hiccup here or there. You’re probably going to be barfed on, and you can count on anything ...

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Man Can : Picnic Kit – The ULTIMATE Refillable Growler – Review

If it’s happened to me once, it’s happened a thousand times. I’ll stop off at the local brewery on my way to meet up with some friends, and pick up a growler of craft beer to share with the crew. ...

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Briggs & Stratton P3000 Powersmart Inverter Generator : Review

I was having a conversation recently with one of the 50 Campfires editors. He is planning on selling his pull-behind camper. It isn’t that he doesn’t love using it, but rather because of an issue that many RV and pull-behind ...

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Rain Boots For The Family

Make a splash this spring with rain boots for the whole family! Wet feet are no fun. As we transition into Spring, rainy days start to become a common occurrence., and are often the reason for ruined treks outdoors. The ...

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The Pants Feature I Never Knew I Needed

I attended a small Liberal Arts College in the Sierra Mountains. Although I left school with more than I came, there was something that I lost. Endless days of backcountry snowboarding left my knees completely shot. It’s a rare moment ...

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Vasque Lost 40 Men’s Boot Review

I love getting the chance to plug my home state in a product review, and when I got the chance to test out the Vasque Lost 40 boots – I knew I couldn’t pass it up. The namesake, Lost 40 ...

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Hi-Tec Trail Ox Winter 200 I WP Boot Review

Living in the Upper-Midwest, I believe that I have a greater understanding of what “cold” really is. In fact, Minnesota boasts the sixth coldest temperature ever recorded in the United States at -60ºF. Yup, that cold. I was recently chatting ...

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