Camp Cooking

How To Pick the Perfect Watermelon

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A bright, sunny, hot Fourth Day of July; a friendly campground with the red, white, and blue flying over many campsites; picnic after picnic table adorned with crisply chilled, freshly cut, invitingly pink chunks of watermelon beaconing the wayward camper ...

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Tasty Trail Bites: Sidecars And Salmon

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I love exploring new trails. So much so, that I’ve almost completed 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles Of Minneapolis, a wonderful book by Tom Watson. One of my favorite things to do is to take a break halfway to enjoy ...

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In The Can: Kulshan Brewing Company – Bellingham, WA

Kulshan Brewing

“Within about 2 minutes of hiking we began grabbing hemlock branches to use as defense weapons.” Chris Noskoff, owner of Kulshan Brewery, is referring to a grudge match he and his daughter had against the most awful black flies Alaska ...

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In The Can: Aslan Brewing Co. – Bellingham, WA

aslan-brewing

A band’s first album is often the most spirited, daring undertaking they’ll undertake. They have to make it work, so they put everything they have into it. The same is true of a young brewery. Everything thing they do has to ...

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Redd Superfood Energy Bars: Review

redd superfood energy bars

I have always been a fan of caffeine on a hike. If I have the time, it’s wonderful to sit down mid-hike and make a quick cup of instant coffee. Is that my favorite kind of coffee? Of course not, ...

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3 Boozy Hot Chocolate Recipes That’ll Blow Your Mind

3 Ways to Spike Your Hot Chocolate

Is there anything better than a piping hot cup of cocoa after hours of braving the cold? What about adding an extra punch to said cup with your favorite booze? Now we’re talkin’… Winter cocktails are always a good idea ...

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Mountain House Breakfast Skillet: Review

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On our recent trip to Oregon we were so busy we didn’t have time to make breakfast from scratch. On top of that it rained much of the time, so cooking conditions were kind of cruddy. The Mountain House Breakfast ...

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10 Easy Breakfast Recipes

Make some breakfast skillet.

Jumpstart Your Day: 10 Easy Breakfast Recipes Every now and then, it’s fun to whip out the Dutch oven for a tasty breakfast treat – like our caramel cinnamon rolls. But for the majority of backpackers and campers morning meals ...

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In The Can: Portland Brews

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During our Field Trip to Portland we came across a variety of tasty Portland brews. Especially after a long hike, we at 50 Campfires love cracking open a cold one (or two) at the campsite. Nothing beats sharing an ice cold brewski with some ...

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Fired Up Food with Chef Jeff Nizlek

Yakitori chicken

Prior to leaving for Portland, we came across a contemporary bistro called the Silver Grille and reached out to the head chef about preparing a meal at our campsite. Chef Jeff Nizlek immediately jumped at the opportunity and agreed to ...

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Sea to Table: Beer Steamed Dungeness Crab

Dungeness crab

It’s easy to fall into the same old routine when camping, especially when it comes to preparing your food. While we all love grilling up brats and big, juicy hamburgers, we at 50 Campfires challenge you to break the mold ...

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