Gadgets

COAST A8R & A9R Rechargeable Penlights: Review

One thing I’ve learned about light and the outdoors over the last few years is that it’s possible to overdo it. Some situations don’t need 500 lumens of light. During a full moon, I find it more enjoyable to go ...

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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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weBoost : Drive 4G-X RV Signal Booster

We often hear from RV’ers that cell phone coverage can be a challenge when they’re out on the road – or even boon docking in an urban location. Combine remote locations with the fact that you’re sitting in a metal ...

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Coast PX1R Rechargeable Flashlight: Review

The rechargeable line from Coast just got a little brighter with the Coast PX1R. I put this little guy to the test while spotting alligators at night in Louisiana and it exceeded expectations. The first thing that struck me was ...

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You have to see how we captured all of these mosquitos…ALIVE!

I come home with some pretty “interesting” stuff as part of my job. When my wife sees me unpacking a new box, she’s often skeptical of whatever’s inside. It’s not that it isn’t innovative or useful, but rather the knowledge ...

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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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The Perfect Bungee Cord – Review

the perfect bungee

What can you say about bungee cords? How did we enjoy the outdoors … how did we survive … before we had them? Today bungee cords are as ubiquitous to camping as the microwave oven and the smart phone are ...

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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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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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