Camping Gear

Water Filter Buying Guide for Campers and Hikers

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Water, water everywhere you go, but not a drop to drink unless your packing a quality water filter. This is a vitally important piece of gear because you are literally trusting your health — perhaps even your life — to ...

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Buff Multifunctional UV Headwear – Review

At 50 Campfires, our mission is to get more people to spend more time outdoors to have more fun. Sure, camping is our main thing, but when you really get down to it, what difference does it make what activity ...

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GCI Outdoors : Eazy Chairs – Review

If you’ve ever been camping (follow us here), then you’ve likely encountered a “bag chair”. You know, the camping chairs that fold up and down – and easily pack into a carrying “bag.” If you’re anything like us, you probably ...

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Camping Gear from the Hardware Store – that’s Great Hardware!

This was the fourth year that 50 Campfires made the trek out to the Las Vegas desert for the National Hardware Show. We spent our days bouncing from booth to booth, checking out the latest and greatest products designed for ...

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Briggs & Stratton P3000 Powersmart Inverter Generator : Review

I was having a conversation recently with one of the 50 Campfires editors. He is planning on selling his pull-behind camper. It isn’t that he doesn’t love using it, but rather because of an issue that many RV and pull-behind ...

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Coast Polysteel 600R: Review

The Coast Polysteel 600R is the newest member to the brand’s nearly indestructible line of waterproof flashlights. It’s the first one to provide more than just light. The Polysteel 600R comes with a rechargeable lithium ion battery pack that can ...

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Pnuma Waypoint All-Season Outdoor Pant: Review

It’s hard to find a pair of pants that can do it all.  Often times I’ll love the fabric, but there aren’t enough pockets. Or maybe there are plenty of pockets but none of them are zippered. And I almost ...

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COAST FL75R Rechargeable Headlamp : Review

You don’t have to be embarrassed. We’ve all fallen for it. You’re standing in the checkout lane, and there merchandised directly next to you is a two-pack of semi-disposable headlamps. They’re probably less than the drive-thru breakfast you had this ...

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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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Rain Boots For The Family

Make a splash this spring with rain boots for the whole family! Wet feet are no fun. As we transition into Spring, rainy days start to become a common occurrence., and are often the reason for ruined treks outdoors. The ...

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