Gadgets

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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Review of Zippo Rechargeable Lithium Ion Hand Warmer – Good Stuff

Available in 2-hour and 6-hour Zippo Rechargeable Hand Warmer models, we’ve had the chance to test both in a variety of terrain. Places you’d expect and some you would not. They’ve been with us from the floor of Death Valley in California ...

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The LifeStraw Universal Adaptor Kit: Review

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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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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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