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How To Clean, Care For Cast Iron Cookware

How To Clean Your Cast Iron Cooking–The Straight Truth Cleaning & Care If you want to experience information overload, just Google “cleaning cast iron cookware.” You will find so many conflicting ideas and theories you might just say “Forget it!” and ...

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Dutch Oven Bread Pudding With Jack Daniels Sauce

There are many ways to make Dutch oven bread pudding. This one is perfect for making for an overnight camping trip whether you’re staying in a tent, camper, or cabin. And adding the Jack Daniels Sauce is a luxuriously delicious ...

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50 Campfires Awarded “Best Family Blog” at Outdoor Blogger Summit

50 Campfires Awarded “Best Family Blog” at Outdoor Blogger Summit Minneapolis, MN, January 29, 2018— 50 Campfires, the only media platform built specifically for America’s car and family campers was named “Best Family Blog” during the annual Outdoor Blogger Summit ...

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Try A Hot Beer Poker To Make Your Bock Rock

Ever wonder why many beers in the bock style have the likeness of a goat on their label? No, it’s not because bock is a stronger beer that will kick you in the seat of your pants if you’re not ...

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Who the Heck Is Jack Wolfskin?

Who is Jack Wolfskin? Do you know Jack Wolfskin? You would think, if you’d met him, you’d remember a guy with an unusual name like that! So if the name doesn’t ring an immediate bell, you probably haven’t encountered him ...

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Camping Recipes with Pinyon Pine Nuts

Toasted pine nuts are delicious ingredients. Pinyon Pine Nuts are off the charts.

Pinyon Pine Nuts with Pasta Have you ever eaten Pinyon Pine Nuts? Chances are pretty good you’ve heard of and eaten regular ol’ pine nuts (aka pignolias). They’ve been a food source all the way back to Old Testament and before. They are still ...

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6 Tips For Enjoying Winter Hammock Camping

In north woods, we don’t let a little thing like winter get in the way of camping enjoyment. We just adapt, gear up … and conquer. Hammock camping is the rage right now … for a lot of good reasons. ...

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The Complete Guide To Firewood

Our name says it all! We believe the perfect campfire is at the center of a great time outdoors. That’s why it’s so disappointing if you get bad firewood you can’t light no matter what you do, or the stuff ...

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The Making of Gear of the Year – 2017

This year's gear of the year physical awards are works of art handcrafted from reclaimed timber.

Gear is the lifeblood of the 50 Campfires office. There is seldom a week that goes by during which we’re not unboxing the latest and greatest something. We’re blessed with the fairly unique opportunity of demo’ing, testing, and abusing some ...

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Prickly Pear Cactus Salad

Prickly pear cactus salad is fresh and bright with tomatoes, nopales, and lots of cilantro, plus lemon juice.

Prickly Pear Cactus Salad Simple, delicious salad you can whip together right at the campsite. Fresh chopped tomatoes are best, but you can get by with canned if you have to … just be sure to drain them well. The jalapenos may bring some heat, but you ...

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