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5 Deliciously Smokey Wood Plank Recipes

The traditional food to cook on a cedar plank is a salmon filet. This delicious method was an original camp cooking technique developed in the Northwest – Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska – that neck of the woods. You caught ...

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2018 Best Family Road Trip Vehicles

We feel for you. Trying to figure out, sort through and distill down what are the Best Family Road Trip Vehicles can be a daunting task. With hundreds of new models coming onto the market in 2018, we thought we’d ...

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ON THE LINE: Owen Rachampbell of Darn Tough Socks Hikes the A.T.

Owen Rachampbell of Darn Tough Socks in Smoky Mountains National Park on Charlies Bunyon.

The challenges of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail are many – both physical and mental. Then, think about setting out to do it on your own … in just four months! You’ve got to be darn tough!Owen Rachampbell was the right ...

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The GEARBOX

Welcome to the GEARBOX! Every month we showcase the gear that rolls through the 50 Campfires headquarters – and there’s a LOT of it. We pick our favorites and tell you what we like, and who we think needs it. Catch ...

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23 Memories That Prove You Camped in the 1980s

You’re securely buckled into second- or third-row seating. Your ears are covered by silver-dollar-sized foam pads with a spring metal band between them crushing your carefully quaffed big hair – perhaps even a dew with business up front and a ...

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You Have A Better Chance Of Winning Powerball Than Seeing This Yellow Cardinal

Ok, maybe you have a slightly better chance of winning Powerball, but not by much. Yellow cardinals are rare. Like super rare, as in – they shouldn’t exist. Ordinary cardinals have red feathers due to the metabolic process that happens when they ...

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23 Memories That Prove You Camped In The 1970s

Close your eyes! You’re wearing bright red puffy down vest and knock-off Ray-Ban sunglasses. Your nose is buried in that two-button electronic handheld baseball game powered by two D batteries. You, your sister, and little brother with the John Denver ...

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19 Wonderfully Nostalgic Vintage Camping Ads

It’s easy to look back on vintage camping ads, and brush them off as outdated or out of touch. Sure, the messaging might be a little “off” – but it’s fun to look back at the roots of many successful ...

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9 S’mores Recipes That’ll Take Camping Dessert To The Next Level

Here are 9 S’mores recipes that we love making and enjoy around the campfire! 9 S’mores Recipes The recipes are s’more shortbread, birthday s’more, choice s’more, christmas s’more, spicy s’more, sunshine s’more, pb&c s’more, savory s’more, and cheesecake s’more. We’re having ...

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7 Ways To Sharpen a Camping Knife: Pros Vs. Cons

how to sharpen a camping knife

How To Sharpen a Camping Knife Every camper needs a knife. Er … check that. Every camper needs several knives. You’ll want an EDC that lives in your pocket whether you’re wearing your business casual, your favorite jeans, or your ...

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