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In The Light: Mother Road Brewing Company – Flagstaff, AZ

Along scenic Route 66 in Flagstaff, AZ at the historic Milum Building is Mother Road Brewing Company. 50 Campfires caught up with Michael and Alissa Marquess founders of Mother Road Brewing Company to chat about what sets their Route 66 inspired ...

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Using A Tenkara Rod For The First Time : Driftless Region, Iowa

I was first introduced to fishing by my grandfather when I was a young boy. He’d come and pick me up for afternoon adventures catching panfish on a small lake in southeastern Wisconsin. I can clearly remember sitting at the ...

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Pop Up Tents and Cabanas – Sun Protection

Feature photo courtesy of Coleman Don’t get us wrong, the 50 Campfires team loves spending time in the sun, it’s one of the many perks to being outdoors! But we’re smart enough to know the importance of monitoring how much ...

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Mosquitos VS Ticks – Which Is Worse?

mosquitos vs ticks

They’re both terrible, but what if you had to pick which is worse? What if you had to defend it?  We all hate mosquitos and ticks for our own reasons. Some of us have had it worse than others. Maybe ...

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Brewery Creates Ecofriendly, Edible Six Pack Rings

Edible Six Pack Rings

Environmentalists and wildlife enthusiasts rejoice! Actually, anyone living on Earth should rejoice. This affects all of us in one way or another. Saltwater Brewery, a small brewery in Delray Beach, Florida has taken initiative and begun production of edible six pack ...

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The Best Katy Trail Map To Plan Your Trip

Katy Trail Map

The Katy Trail map below contains wineries, campsites, breweries, points of interest, restaurants, bike repair shops, and B&Bs. If you’re on a mobile device it even allows you to get directions! We work hard to keep the listings current. Please ...

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A Simple Doughnut Hole Recipe For The Campfire

Doughnut holes are easy and fun to make at your campsite. Whether it’s for breakfast or as a snack, everyone will want to pitch in and help. Best yet, it’s simple enough for the kids to really be a part ...

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Marshmallow / Wine Pairing Guide

There are some things that just shouldn’t be done…or should they? We recently had the bright idea to attempt pairing campfire toasted marshmallows with their ideal wine counterparts. The idea of roasting the perfect ‘mallow – and combining it with ...

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8 Great Watermelon Recipes for the Campsite

Watermelon as an ingredient fits both culinary philosophies when it comes to car camping. Bringing a melon to the campsite and preparing delicious dishes right there on the picnic table works great and is a terrific way to impress impromptu ...

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How To Pick the Perfect Watermelon

how to pick the perfect watermelon cover

A bright, sunny, hot Fourth Day of July; a friendly campground with the red, white, and blue flying over many campsites; picnic after picnic table adorned with crisply chilled, freshly cut, invitingly pink chunks of watermelon beaconing the wayward camper ...

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