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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

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

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

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

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?

can burned marshmallows cause cancer

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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2017 Camping Stove Survey

A camping stove is the centerpiece of outdoor kitchens around the country. From basic food prep to full-blown gourmet meals, it’s invaluable when it comes to enjoying meals outside. Now, we’re turning to you – the 50 Campfires audience, to ...

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Step By Step Instructions To Build An Ice Block Igloo

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Aaron Cyr is a handy guy who lives up in Manitoba. He owns a really cool business called Local Oak Wood & Supply Co. where he makes all sorts of interesting wood projects. You know what else he’s really good at? ...

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10 Merino Wool Garments You Can’t Camp Without

Airblaster Merino Ninja Suit

Just last winter, we headed out on what would be an all day snowshoeing excursion. We were under-dressed, froze our butts off, and spent hours trying to regain feeling in parts that should never lose feeling. Moral of the story, ...

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