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4 Jerky Recipes for an ULTIMATE Camping Snack

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The number of American road trips fueled by energy drinks and convenience store meat sticks is already lost to the history of America’s 20th Century. The problem is those individually packaged concoctions of meat byproducts and chemicals hyped by professional ...

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“RV” Ready To Camp?

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By Jennifer McKinney More and more people are buying RVs, and the number is expected to rise even more in 2017. RVs and family vacations are a match made in heaven, and if you want the perfect home-away-from-home when summer ...

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Reverse Sear Steak and Add Campfire Smokiness

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A-Maze-N Tube Smoker Ups Your Steak Grilling Game Have you tried the reverse sear steak cooking method and adding campfire smokiness? If you haven’t, you’re in for a great treat. And it’s so easy to do! The A-Maze-N Tube Smoker comes into play ...

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Slotdog Review: Silly But Fun

Slotdog Review: This tool creates slots in skinless hotdogs to allow more caramelization and plumping.

Why a Slotdog review? Well, at 50 Campfires we sort of collect new and unusual recipes and techniques to make hotdogs cooked over a campfire more fun. Some of us have eaten so danged many of them, they just get boring if ...

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5 Winter Safety Tips for Kids Who Love the Outdoors

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Blame it on the weather, blame it on the cold, but something happens to adults when winter rolls around. It becomes harder and harder to get motivated to get outside. Kids are a different story. Our marvelous mini-mes (yous) have tons ...

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3 Winter Cocktails for Your Thermos

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A Campfire for Your Thermos – Winter Cocktails Tips & Tricks Some winter cocktails can stand up to spending a few hours in a thermos, but many cannot. We undertook painstaking, but not unwelcome, research to come up with these ...

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Better Snowballs & Warmer Fingers: 43 Winter Fun Essentials for Kids

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For many of us campers, the problem with winter activities is they, as the name suggests, take place in winter. Somewhere along the line, we stop looking at snow as a medium for play to something that needs to be ...

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On The Line: Heidi Dale Allen of Nikwax

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Extending the Life of Your Outdoor Gear Nikwax was the first company in the world to produce a range of water-based products for restoring waterproofing at home. Not only do their products avoid emitting harmful solvents into the atmosphere, but ...

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Can Burned Marshmallows Cause Cancer?

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Have you ever wondered if burned marshmallows cause cancer? It would be a logical question to ask, since we’ve all heard about burned steaks increasing your cancer risk. Let’s touch on steaks quickly first. When you cook a steak at ...

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21 Snow Sculptures That Look Way Too Real

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The only thing better than making a snowman and his family to occupy your front yard is making a freaking snow palace. Thankfully, we aren’t the only ones who feel this way. People from around the world host their own snow ...

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