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Gear of Field Trip: Acadia Odyssey

in camp putting the gear to use on Field Trip: Acadia Odyssey

Star gazing, hiking on the Appalachian Trail, white-knuckle drive up Mount Washington, camp cooking, shopping spree at L.L. Bean, hunting down the world’s best s’mores, sunrise watching, hiking, hiking and more hiking. When you schedule a week this jam-packed full ...

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The Solo Stove Bonfire: Review

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Is the Solo Stove Bonfire the best fire pit ever made? The fire pit hasn’t changed much in, well, forever. Sure you might see different designs cut into the side or fancy legs, but the actual design of the pit ...

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EcoZoom Versa Rocket Stove: Review

ecozoom versa

When it’s meal time at the campsite you’re generally dealing with either wood or propane. If it’s wood you’re either using a permanent fire pit or a portable wood burning stove. If your goal is to eat as soon as ...

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Campfire Defender : Pro Camper Kit – Review

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You never want to look back and say to yourself, “Man, I wish I had a Campfire Defender.” When that moment comes, it’s too late. Something terrible and irreversible has already happened. The Campfire Defender is great insurance for any ...

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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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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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