Fire

Gear of the Year Awards 2016: Campfire Defender

campfire defender

The Camping Authority Announces Annual Gear Award for the Campfire Defender. Let’s paint a picture: You’re camping at the same campsite for more than one night. Even better, you’ve found yourself in one of the most epic locations that you’ve ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2016: Kindling Cracker

Kindling Cracker

The Camping Authority Announces Annual Gear Award for the Kindling Cracker. We all know that it’s easier to start a fire with split wood than it is with whole logs. The challenge often comes with the “splitting” part of the ...

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Fire

You know the feeling. You’ve been wandering around the department store for the past 2 hours. Reading packaging…picking up items…putting them back down. It’s almost like the holiday gift-buying season is some bizarre stress test that’s designed to take you ...

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The Solo Stove Bonfire Might Be The Best Portable Fire Pit Ever

We awarded gear of the year to the original Solo Stove in 2014 because it was one of the most efficient, well designed pieces of gear to come across our desk at 50 Campfires. The secondary burn at the top of ...

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5 Ways to Build a Campfire You Need to Know

5 Campfire building techniques

Did you know that how you build your campfire influences its output of heat, the cooking coals it will produce, how long it will burn, and the ease of replenishing it? Well, you will in the next couple of minutes. ...

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Zip Premium All Purpose Firestarter: Review

zip premium all purpose firestarter

I have a fire pit at home and one of my favorite things to do is to have a brat and a beer after work (ok, mostly the beer). I want to relax and eat some good food and that’s ...

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Zip 2 in 1 Wood Firestarter: Review

Zip 2 in 1 wood firestarter

There are times when I want a fire to be a one step process. Usually it’s when I have guests over and decide to have a fire last minute. If I’m busy making appetizers or cocktails I’d prefer to pile ...

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Zip S’Morezy Roasting Log: Review

Zip Z'Morezy Roasting Log

Every one loves S’mores. It’s a campfire treat that is guaranteed to put a smile on your child’s face regardless of how, when or where the S’more happens. A campfire is hands down the best way to have a S’more. ...

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Zip 8 Solid Fuel Cubes: Review

zip 8 solid fuel cubes

If you want to start a fire the first time, every time, it’s hard to beat a good fire starter. Gathering tinder in the forest works great, if you can find it. There’s also the issue of time. Sometimes you’re in ...

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Northern Tool Kindling Cracker: Review

northern tool kindling cracker

The most dangerous part of the campfire isn’t the fire. Once it gets going, a campfire is pretty safe. I’d argue that cutting kindling is the most dangerous part. The quickest way to get a fire going is to have ...

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