Camping Gear

Slumberjack Big Timber Pro 0: Review

Slumberjack Big Timber

Of all the pieces of camping equipment you purchase, this is one that you do not want to skimp out on. I can’t stress the importance of putting money into a really good sleeping bag. We all camp in a ...

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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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RapidPure Pioneer Straw: Review

One of the challenges of being away from civilization is finding potable drinking water. Most camping locations offer clean water for drinking and cooking, but if you choose to go for a long hike or set up camp far away ...

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Slumberjack Daybreak 3: Review

A great tent is your insurance policy that no matter the weather you’ll have a great time camping. We live by certain camping “rules” at 50 Campfires. One of them is to never underestimate the importance of a good night’s ...

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COAST FL85 Headlamp: Review

I view a quality headlamp as a 100% MUST for my camp box. My rationale is simple: I usually get a few weekends a summer devoted entirely to camping and I want to maximize my time. If I were to ...

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Zip 8 Solid Fuel Cubes: Review

zip 8 solid fuel cubes

If you want to start a fire the first time, every time, it’s hard to beat a good fire starter. Gathering tinder in the forest works great, if you can find it. There’s also the issue of time. Sometimes you’re in ...

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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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Can Socks Be Shoes? The Swiss Protection Sock Review

swiss protection sock

On July 29th, 2015, the Swiss Barefoot Company asked for $10,000 to launch what it was calling “the world’s most minimalist footwear.” They called it the Swiss Protection Sock, and at the end of the campaign on September 6th they ...

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Thule Stir 35L Backpack Review

There’s a progression that happens with any piece of truly functional gear. What once “cut the cake” is often replaced with a precise tool designed specifically for the job at hand. Over the years, I’ve replaced street shoes with hiking ...

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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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