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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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What Is the National Trail System?

Most outdoor enthusiasts are aware of the National Parks, National Monuments, National Forests, National Grasslands, National Seashores, and even National Wildlife Refuges … but did you know the United States also has a National Trails System? In fact, the National ...

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“This Nissan Pathfinder Climbed Mt. Washington”

Team 50 Campfires and their decked out rig tackle the Mount Washington Auto Road. You don’t know what that is? Buckle up and hang on tight. It’s an exciting ride you don’t want to miss! As you sit at the ...

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Gear of Field Trip: Acadia Odyssey

in camp putting the gear to use on Field Trip: Acadia Odyssey

Star gazing, hiking on the Appalachian Trail, white-knuckle drive up Mount Washington, camp cooking, shopping spree at L.L. Bean, hunting down the world’s best s’mores, sunrise watching, hiking, hiking and more hiking. When you schedule a week this jam-packed full ...

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50 Campfires: Campfire Sessions – Alyssa Adario

This was a spectacular evening in camp. As if good company and food weren’t enough, we were also treated to the soft sounds of Alyssa Adario for the 50 Campfires Campfire Sessions. Her gentle approach to finger picking and singing ...

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Dutch Oven Jalapeno Cheddar Bread

This loaf of bread takes some time, but it’s well worth it … especially when it’s warm, right out of the oven with a good rasher of soft butter spread from crust to crust. The first thing to do when ...

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A Polarizing Topic – Latest, Greatest Sunglasses

I can remember my first trip into a mall sunglasses store in my late-teens. I wanted everything, and could afford nothing. Display upon display, filled with $200+ designer frames – encasing the latest and greatest UV and polarized lenses. In ...

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Don’t Miss The Perseid Meteor Shower Saturday, August 12th

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What is it? The Perseid (per-see-ed) meteor shower happens every August as the earth’s atmosphere plows into debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. The Swift-Tuttle takes 133 years to orbit the sun, but earth passes through the comet dust every year. ...

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