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Roadside Attractions : Louisville to Nashville

Here’s a great camping tip! Allow time on every camping outing to spend a day just road tripping. Maybe you pick a final destination, but don’t set a schedule or a route to get there. Just go … and enjoy ...

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What Is Equestrian Camping?

When you pull into a state park, a forest service campground, or a county recreation area, you’re often confronted with a signpost with arrows pointing down forking roads and different trails. Commonly, you see “Picnic Area,” “Campground,” “Beach,” “Headquarters,” and ...

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Don’t Be A Campground Jerk – Leave No Trace

I was recently leaving a campsite in Kentucky when I spotted something troubling: a steady stream of smoke rising up in the forest. We pulled over immediately and found that the campers from the night before had tossed a burning ...

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Campfire Sessions : Nathan Strange (Musician)

We’ve been fortunate to meet some great people while traveling across America. They come from all walks of life – and quite often, we find a common bond in our love for the outdoors. During our time exploring Kentucky, we ...

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Why Bourbon Is Made In Kentucky

I’ve been a bourbon fan for a long time. I find it to be more approachable than most whiskeys, probably due to the sweetness imparted by the corn mash. I’ve also known that Kentucky is popular for bourbon distillers but ...

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Gearing Up for Field Trip: Bourbon Trail

Clint and Nick sort and pack gear for 50 Campfires Field Trip: Bourbon Trail in Kentucky.

Experiences and equipment are the yin and yang of camping and road tripping. You won’t enjoy the experiences you’re out to collect if you don’t have the right gear supporting the adventure. And there’s no reason to have the right ...

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Outdoor Cook’s Buying Guide: Fun Stuff Less Than $100

Have you got a camp cook … or at least a wannabe … on your gift buying list for a birthday, anniversary, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day … or just because? Consider yourself lucky! You’re never going to run out ...

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On The Line : An Interview with Chris Funk of Zippo

A Flame Ready for Anything An interview with Chris Funk of Zippo You’ve seen the 50 Campfires ads hinting at a new line of Zippo fire starting products. The time has finally come to spill the beans on what is ...

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Big & Bigger Geocaching News

If you’re into geocaching (and who isn’t???) geocaching.com made two big announcements in the last week. How addicted you are will determine which piece of geocaching news you think is “bigger.” Announcement #1: 3,000,000 The planet on which we live ...

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Death At The Desk: 7 Ways To Stay More Active At Work

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Here is the problem simply put: you move around a lot on the weekend, and for eight hours a day Monday thru Friday your movement is very limited. You’re wondering how to stay more active at work. It’s very common ...

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