Gadgets

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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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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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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Best Camping Gear Under 10 Bucks

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I know that you’re thinking, “Gimme a break. There isn’t any decent camping gear under 10 bucks.” When it comes to larger items you’d be right, but there are plenty of small tools and toiletries that can be had on ...

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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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LifeStraw Go: Review

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One of the easiest ways to ruin a long hike is to let yourself get dehydrated. Before long you become sleepy, crabby and will get a headache if you’re really lucky. Because I’m almost always hiking around water, I never ...

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Leatherman Signal: Thoughts After A Year Of Use

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I’ve had a Leatherman PST for over 20 years.  My father gave it to me in high school. He was an electrician, carried one every day, and swore by it. It was a big deal to me then, and still ...

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Dark Energy Poseidon – The Ultimate Outdoor Charger

Admit it: You’ve been standing in line at your local superstore, and have been tempted to buy one of those semi-disposable portable battery chargers for your next camping trip. Heck, maybe you thought to yourself “why not buy two – ...

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