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13 Gifts For The Hardcore Outdoor Enthusiast

Title slide 13 Gifts for the hardcore outdoor enthusiast

Hardcore outdoor enthusiasts can be the most difficult people to buy for on your holiday gift list. The problem is, since they are hardcore, they have collected most of the gear they want and need. On a few essential items ...

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The Last Of The Open Water

The Last Of The Open Water Fall Kayaking

It’s been nearly a month since the season’s first crystals of frost blanketed the woods of northwestern Wisconsin. Having spent the majority of the summer outside – camping, hiking, fishing and paddling – that first frosty morning is always a ...

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The Outdoor Minute presented by Victorinox Swiss Army

Top stories, tips, and gear every week! At 50 Campfires we spend the entire week wading through outdoor stories, camping tips, and new gear. The most interesting stories usually get discussed around the lunch table.  We realized one day that ...

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Red Wine Hot Chocolate — The Perfect Camping Cocoa

Warming hands on mug of Red Wine Hot Chocolate - The Perfect Camping Cocoa, made with Black Box Cabernet Sauvignon.

They are not two drinks that you’d immediately think of combining – red wine and hot chocolate. But if you take a second and realize, “I love red wine. I love chocolate. I enjoy drinking red wine while eating good ...

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Pie Iron Brown Bread & Baked Beans

This pie iron treat combines the three New England B’s – brown bread, beans, and bacon. You might not think of a baked bean sandwich as eatin’ good – until you try this!!! Pie Iron Brown Bread & Baked Beans ...

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Walk Through The Darn Tough Mill With Us!

Before the first stitch on a Darn Tough Sock happens, they have to buy a boatload of merino wool. The wool comes primarily from North America, Europe, and Oceana, and we should note that more came from the USA than ...

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Experts Advise, Bring Three Ways To Start a Fire

When planning any outdoor activity from a day-hike to a put-in-to-take-out canoe float trip to fishing out on a lake, it’s wise to always consider the possibility you might have to spend the night. It’s a very low probability, but ...

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You Need to Check Out The Marshmallow Cart

Visiting the Marshmallow Cart in Portland, Maine Most days – nearly every day it’s not catering an event – The Marshmallow Cart is found on a street corner in a park in Portland, Maine. Co-founder Madison Gouzie’s specialty are made-to-order s’mores ...

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Road Trip $2 Food Challenge – Maine Edition

It’s now become part of 50 Campfires Field Trip tradition. As Nick and Clint travel the various regions of the country, they’re stopping at convenience stores and gas stations. Most present them with new foods and flavors they’ve never tried ...

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10 Tips On Packing the Car for Your Next Camping Trip

Did you, or do you, play Tetris? Could there be any better training for packing the back of your SUV for a family camping trip? No matter whether you’re a couple headed for a long weekend or a family on ...

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