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What Does Labor Day Have To Do With The Outdoors?

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Keep this in mind when you’re drinking beer around the campfire this weekend. For most people, Labor Day means an extra day off, which means more time at the campsite and more time in the outdoors. If you were to ...

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Do You Know Woodsgating?


Tailgating is great. Tons of food, surrounded by friends for the afternoon, how could it get better? Well, it typically takes place in a scorching parking lot … We can almost hear that “womp womp womp” sad trombone sound. Call ...

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Amp Your Camp™ Winner’s Gallery

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To make yours the envy of every other site in the campground, once again 50 Campfires ran the weekly Amp Your Camp giveaway, presented by Coast and Zip. We even extended Amp Your Camp this year, giving everyone an extra ...

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5 Tips For Stargazing In A Kayak

You’re floating in middle of a lake in pitch dark. The only sound is the water quietly lapping the side of your boat. Above you, a blanket of stars that both inspire you and make you feel incredibly small at ...

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50 Campfires Book Review: Lassoing the Sun

If you decide to read only one book in celebration of the National Parks Service Centennial, “Lassoing the Sun“ by Mark Woods would be a solid choice. Left only with that endorsement, you will enjoy a pleasant, heart-warming surprise as ...

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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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Amp Your Camp™

It’s official! Camping season 2016 is upon us. Whether camping’s an every week event for you, or you only make it out for the big weekends, it’s always fun to stock your campsite with the best of the best gear ...

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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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