Camping Gear

Clean Trek Odor Control Body Towels: Review

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“Your fellow hikers should be funky, not smell funky.” This is a quote from our friends over at Clean Trek, and we couldn’t agree more! I recently spent five days touring Oregon and Washington on a 50 Campfires Field Trip, and had an ...

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13 Hacks to Make Your Hiking Boots Last

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Without question, hiking boots are the most important piece of gear a hiker will own. It is your only contact point between you and the ground. A good pair makes the hike seamless and enjoyable. A worn out pair ends ...

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Fat Tire Bikes or Mountain Bikes – The Great Debate

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In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, the debate between mountain bikes and fat tire bikes has risen to a colossal level. Which one do I ride when? Do I need those oversized tires? Which ...

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Hiking At Ape Cave: An Underground Adventure Awaits

Coming from Minnesota, the lure of hiking an ancient underground lava tube at the base of Mount St. Helens is too good to pass up. With our friends from Hi-Tec, we headed into the abyss, searching for some adventure… Ape ...

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The Cache Belt Belt Has You Covered In Any Scenario

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After I watched Rambo as a kid, I was desperate to get my hands on a survival knife. I known you’ve seen them. The handle is hollow and holds matches, fishing line and a few other things. I finally bought ...

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Coast FL75R Rechargeable Headlamp: Review

Coast FL75R

A good headlamp is an absolute must on any camping trip. There are just too many camp tasks after dark to not bring one. Flashlights are good, but headlamps are better. Specifically, rechargeable headlamps. I had a chance to use ...

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UV Coated or Polarized Sunglasses?

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We prefer to see the outdoors through a nice pair of UV coated or polarized sunglasses. Beyond looking cool, a high-quality pair has some incredible health benefits for our eyes. Terms get bandied about in every industry, but the sunglass ...

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The Solo Stove Bonfire Might Be The Best Portable Fire Pit Ever

We awarded gear of the year to the original Solo Stove in 2014 because it was one of the most efficient, well designed pieces of gear to come across our desk at 50 Campfires. The secondary burn at the top of ...

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5 Google Pixel Features That Outdoorsy Folks Will Love

This morning my friends and I were eagerly awaiting Google’s new smartphone announcement. Google’s new version of the Android phones are the 5 inch Pixel and the 5.5 inch Pixel XL go toe-to-toe with Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 ...

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12 Binoculars for Camping and Hiking

When you’re on the trail or exploring your campground, there’s only so much you can see with the naked eye. This is where a great pair of binoculars come in. Sure, you can squint and strain for a quick peek ...

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