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Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Spring is in the air, and before we know it – we’ll be deep in the heart of summer. Our editors have done their homework, and pulled together a handful of Mother’s Day gifts that’ll not only get Mom outside ...

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On The Line: Photographer and World Traveler – Kylie Fly

Another day, another mountain top for world traveler Kylie Fly.

You might wonder who captures all the incredible images of the 50 Campfires Field Trips. That would be an incredible photographer and kindred outdoor spirit by the name of Kylie Fly.  While she’s based in Salt Lake City, Utah the ...

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6 Wood Wrap Stoking Recipes For The Campfire

Perfect for Camping, or Anywhere Hardwood smoke adds delicious flavor to any food. The problem is “traditional” smoking methods are normally time-consuming, inconvenient, require special equipment, and for the home or camp cook, they nearly always need to be done ...

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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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