Gadgets

iHome iBT35 Waterproof + Shockproof Wireless Stereo Speaker

We field tested the iHome iBT35 Waterproof + Shockproof Wireless Stereo Speaker during a weekend camping trip and it performed above our expectations. Here’s what we found. Appearance The iHome iBT35 is a relatively small speaker that is shaped like a rectangular box. The case ...

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iHome iBT9 Waterproof + Shockproof Wireless Stereo Speaker

We field tested the iHome iBT9 Waterproof + Shockproof Wireless Stereo Speaker during a weekend camping trip and it performed above our expectations. Here’s what we found. Appearance The iHome iBT9 is a mid-sized speaker that is shaped like a rectangular box. The case color is black and ...

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How to Pick Your First Telescope in 3 Easy Steps

Your First Telescope Given the different makes and models available, choosing your first telescope can be a daunting task!  Let 50 Campfires walk through it with you step by step! Step 1. Think about what you’d like to see with your ...

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Essential Bike Touring Gear From The Katy Trail

“Could I get a quick picture of the bike touring gear you won’t leave home without?” I recently had a chance to bike the Katy Trail in Missouri, and had fun asking other bikers this simple question. Some people were ...

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9 Photo Apps to Make You the Ultimate Photographer

Many of us don’t carry around the big bulky DSLRs on our camping trips, which is why it’s important to make the most out of the camera you likely will have on you most of the time, the one built ...

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Camping Stuff … from the Hardware Store

What’s in a name? Well, a lot actually. Especially in this age of one-up-man-ship when so many find it important to have the right name on their gear. And where you bought it is just as important as what they ...

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Princeton Tec Helix Backcountry: Review

Princeton Tec Helix Backcountry

The camping lantern… This iconic piece of camping gear has stood the test of time as being a camping necessity. From playing cards around the campfire or lighting up a picnic table for a late-night snack. A quality camping lantern ...

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Nite Ize Doohickey Pet Tool: Review

Doohickey Pet Tool

There’s nothing better than taking your dog out for a nice summer jog, but then you remember that along with the hopefully beautiful weather comes the ticks and other creepy crawlies trying to latch onto your best friend. Of course, ...

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Edwin The Duck : A Camping Companion For Kids

For parents with young children, even the thought of spending a night in the tent can create anxiety. Sleep schedules, routines and the comforts of home all play a role in successfully transitioning from the bedroom to the great outdoors. ...

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This Tick Removal Tool Works Like A Charm

Tick Lasso Remove Ticks

Being outdoors also means being a mobile playground for ticks. It just comes with the territory. I grew up in the country, and never thought about a tick removal tool. We would just pull them off and keep playing. As ...

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