Gadgets

goTenna Review – No Service, No Problem!

I’ve grown addicted to my cell phone. Sure, I use it to surf the internet – check work emails – and text my wife when I leave the office. However, it’s become more and more important as I head off ...

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Dark Energy Poseidon Charger Review

Unlike nearly all of my colleagues on 50 Campfires, I’m not a “gadget guy.” When I’m outdoors for any pursuit, I’m likely to be found using at least one piece of gear as old as I am or older … ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2015: iPro Lens System 6/6S Starter Kit

iPro Lens System

If you’re going to a campsite for the weekend, one of the last things you want is extra gear and extra weight to carry around. If you’re a photographer you’ll sacrifice a little weight and convenience to carry your good ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2015: Outdoor Technology – Kodiak Power Bank

Kodiak Power Bank

From where we sit, the battle has been fought, and won, when it comes to bringing technology into the woods. Sure, there are some folks who think that the campsite isn’t the place for phones, speakers or even cameras. We’re ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2015: Princeton Tec Helix Basecamp Bluetooth Lantern

Princeton Tec Helix Basecamp Bluetooth Lantern

Camping lanterns have come a long way since the days of gas lanterns. To be fair, gas lanterns are still in use and work great, but some people are looking for more functionality. They want options, and they don’t have ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2015: RapidPure Pioneer

RapidPure Pioneer

Camping and hiking are great ways to get away from civilization and experience some self-reliance. You can stretch your legs, breathe the clear air, and puzzle out the little challenges nature throws at you. One of the challenges of being ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2015: Thermacell Repellent Camp Lantern

Thermacell Repellent Camp Lantern

There are a lot of things we love about the great outdoors: the feeling of returning to nature; the food we cook around a fire; and the activities we don’t find anywhere else like fishing, hiking, and climbing. We love ...

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The World’s Brightest Flashlight Is 90,000 Lumens

worlds brightest flashlight

Do campers need the worlds brightest flashlight? Probably not, but it’s fun to see how far someone can go with modern led lights. Enter Daniel Riley, an aerial videographer and tinkerer who decided to go all-in, and make the most ...

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Waterproof Tuff Truck Bags

Holiday Gift Guide

Pickup trucks are great for camping, they offer excellent off-roading capabilities, towing capacity, and most importantly, they have tons of cargo space so you can load in everything from tents to kayaks. But when inclement weather comes around, we’ve often ...

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Potable Aqua Pure Electrolytic Water Purifier

Holiday Gift Guide

When you’re out hiking in the mountains, that crystal clear stream may look safe to drink, but don’t bet on it. There is a big difference between the water you may come across out in the great outdoors and the ...

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