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Camping Trips: The Planner vs. Mr Spontaneous

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We all know both types of people, don’t we? We have friends who plan everything down to the last detail, and we also have those free-wheeling friends who seem to be up for anything at the drop of a hat. ...

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17 Awesome Summer Swim Floats

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After a long day of hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, or whatever it may be, there’s no better way to cool off from the scorching sun than a little lounging in the lake. This summer, swim floats are taking social ...

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10 Tips for Camping With Dogs in Hot Weather

The dog days of summer are here! Summer is celebrating with high temps and more time to be exposed to UV rays. But we won’t let that keep us from bringing our favorite, furry, four-legged friends along on our camping ...

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Quick Grilling Recipes to Beat the Heat

These delicious pizzas are one of five quick grilling recipes to beat the heat

Too hot for a campfire? Yes, it may sound like heresy, but some of these sweltering summer days, it is just too darned hot for a campfire! Who wants to kindle, build, light, and tend a campfire when it’s 90 ...

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In The Light: Mother Road Brewing Company – Flagstaff, AZ

Along scenic Route 66 in Flagstaff, AZ at the historic Milum Building is Mother Road Brewing Company. 50 Campfires caught up with Michael and Alissa Marquess founders of Mother Road Brewing Company to chat about what sets their Route 66 inspired ...

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Using A Tenkara Rod For The First Time : Driftless Region, Iowa

I was first introduced to fishing by my grandfather when I was a young boy. He’d come and pick me up for afternoon adventures catching panfish on a small lake in southeastern Wisconsin. I can clearly remember sitting at the ...

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Pop Up Tents and Cabanas – Sun Protection

Feature photo courtesy of Coleman Don’t get us wrong, the 50 Campfires team loves spending time in the sun, it’s one of the many perks to being outdoors! But we’re smart enough to know the importance of monitoring how much ...

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Mosquitos VS Ticks – Which Is Worse?

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They’re both terrible, but what if you had to pick which is worse? What if you had to defend it?  We all hate mosquitos and ticks for our own reasons. Some of us have had it worse than others. Maybe ...

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Brewery Creates Ecofriendly, Edible Six Pack Rings

Edible Six Pack Rings

Environmentalists and wildlife enthusiasts rejoice! Actually, anyone living on Earth should rejoice. This affects all of us in one way or another. Saltwater Brewery, a small brewery in Delray Beach, Florida has taken initiative and begun production of edible six pack ...

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The Best Katy Trail Map To Plan Your Trip

Katy Trail Map

The Katy Trail map below contains wineries, campsites, breweries, points of interest, restaurants, bike repair shops, and B&Bs. If you’re on a mobile device it even allows you to get directions! We work hard to keep the listings current. Please ...

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