Camping Gear

Klymit Insulated Hammock V: Review

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Cold Butt Syndrome (CBS) is the biggest challenge to sleeping in a hammock year around. What is it? Well, to stay warm you need to trap air. It doesn’t matter if it’s a sleeping bag or a jacket. Trapping air ...

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Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Neoshell Mid: Review

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About five years ago I read Born To Run, and as a result became very interested in natural or “minimalist” footwear. At the time there weren’t many options. I bought a few pair of the toe shoes that people love ...

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Slotdog Review: Silly But Fun

Slotdog Review: This tool creates slots in skinless hotdogs to allow more caramelization and plumping.

Why a Slotdog review? Well, at 50 Campfires we sort of collect new and unusual recipes and techniques to make hotdogs cooked over a campfire more fun. Some of us have eaten so danged many of them, they just get boring if ...

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5 Reasons You Need To Buy Flannel Lined Jeans

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If you live in frigid temps you absolutely need to buy flannel lined jeans. Every once in awhile you pick up a new piece of gear that drastically improves your life. You need to wake up in the morning and ...

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The Light Phone: Unboxing And Review

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Admit it – you waste too much time on your phone.  In May of 2015 I saw an interesting product on Kickstarter. It was called The Light Phone, and it was billed as “your phone away from phone.” What does ...

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Better Snowballs & Warmer Fingers: 43 Winter Fun Essentials for Kids

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For many of us campers, the problem with winter activities is they, as the name suggests, take place in winter. Somewhere along the line, we stop looking at snow as a medium for play to something that needs to be ...

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The RovR Campr Cooler: Review

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The RovR Campr Cooler is the first cooler we’ve seen in awhile that has dramatically changed the design. The rotomolded cooler market is fairly saturated at this point, so add-ons have become more interesting. RovR not only offers great accessories, ...

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Hands Down The Easiest Way To Clean Cast Iron

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Truly the easiest way to clean cast iron Many years ago I became fed up with so called “non-stick” pans and switched to cast iron. While I love my 12 inch Lodge with all my heart, I’ll admit that learning ...

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Forsake Women’s Duck Boots – For the Outdoorswoman

Forsake Duck Boots

Finding a good pair of boots can be the worst challenge outdoorswomen face. We obviously want the practicality of a strong pair of boots that will actually last, but it would be even better if we found a pair of boots that ...

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The Airblaster Merino Ninja Suit: Review

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Do you want to feel like this when you’re running around outside? Of course you do. While I can’t promise that the Airblaster Merino Ninja Suit will increase your Samurai skills, I can promise that it will feel that way. I’ve ...

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