Gadgets

Zippo Rechargeable Handwarmers: Review

The new Zippo 2-hour and 6-hour Rechargeable Handwarmers definitely fall into the category of town-to-trail gear we love. How do we know? We’ll we’ve tested them in both places. The trail testing is easy for us. Someone on the 50 ...

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In The Desert You Become Water Aware

In Death Valley's Badwater Basin every inch is covered in salt. You bring your own water.

It doesn’t take much travel in the desert to realize what makes it a different camping experience. You quickly become water aware. At every campsite, at every gas fill up, at every roadside attraction you instinctively eye up the scene ...

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COAST PX100 UV Flashlight Review

Growing up in the Midwest, I’ve had little-to-no experience with camping in the desert. In my mind, it was a place where snakes and robots lived (thanks, Star Wars). So, when I had the opportunity to venture out into the ...

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50 Campfires Staff Picks: REI Holiday 2017

The ultimate ease in shopping for holiday gifts is when you can find top-quality equipment, perfect for each man, woman, boy, girl, sister, brother, mom, dad, cousin, co-worker or anyone else on your holiday list – at great prices – ...

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15 Gifts To Blow Your Tech Junkie’s Mind

Tech junkies can be notoriously hard to impress. So the 50 Campfires crew searched far and wide to come up with this list of ideas for outdoor related gifts that will get the attention of technology buffs on your holiday ...

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20 Outdoor Upgrades That’ll Make Next Camping Season the Best Ever

Every item in this list makes for a great gift for someone else, but you’ll enjoy your own camping even more with any of these items added to your kit as well! Generosity is a virtue, but there comes a ...

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12 Outdoor Gifts That Make Great Stocking Stuffers

A Christmas stocking hung outdoors on a tree trunk.

Whether you just need “one more thing” to balance out the gift lists between the kids or you have a whole raft of folks on the “nice list” with stockings to fill, these outdoor gifts are perfect choices. They’re small ...

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8 Great Gifts For People Who Spoil Their Pets Rotten

Camping dog enjoying a great road trip; tongue swinging in the wind

When it comes to their pets, some people will not settle for anything but the best. They’ll be thrilled when the items on your holiday buying list include gifts for them that are really gifts for their pets. If they ...

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13 Gifts For The Hardcore Outdoor Enthusiast

Title slide 13 Gifts for the hardcore outdoor enthusiast

Hardcore outdoor enthusiasts can be the most difficult people to buy for on your holiday gift list. The problem is, since they are hardcore, they have collected most of the gear they want and need. On a few essential items ...

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The LifeStraw Universal Adaptor Kit: Review

lifestraw-universal-adapter-kit

One thing you know for sure is that you need water to get through the day. Unfortunately, something that you don’t know is the purity of the water you’re drinking. From water fountains to bathroom sinks, to public wells in ...

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