Camping Gear

Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ Telescope

Holiday Gift Guide

We broke out the Celestron AstroMaster 70AZ Telescope on a clear night up at the cabin, ready for an evening of stargazing.  After a no-fuss setup, we found that the AstroMaster tracked and moved smoothly with its Alt-Az control, and ...

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LifeStraw Products

lifestraw

For our gift guide, we personally tested each of LifeStraw’s products, drinking from the grimiest ponds and streams we could find around the 50 Campfires basecamp.  We were amazed at the easy functionality of each filter, and the clean-tasting, odor-free ...

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Zippo All-Terrain Grill

When the going gets tough, the tough start looking for something good to eat, and the Zippo All-Terrain Grill is here to help. Fold it up and pack it in your car, or roll it out to your campsite with ...

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Zippo 4-in-1 Woodsman

Holiday Gift Guide

Sometimes, it feels like a simple camping trip requires enough gear to outfit an entire Scout troop, and even before you reach your campsite, packing can be overwhelming when it feels like you’ve got to include everything but the kitchen sink. ...

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Rumpl Blankets: Overview

Holiday Gift Guide

Do you ever find yourself wondering, while camping out under the stars, why your blankets at home can’t be as warm and comfortable as your sleeping bag? The guys from Rumpl did, and that’s exactly how they came up with ...

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Northside Frosty Snow Boot

Northside Frosty

We enlisted the youngest members of the 50 Campfires team to test these snow boots from Northside USA, and we loved the results after a full day of romping around in snow, muck and puddles. The durable nylon construction and ...

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Camp Chef Stryker Stove

Holiday Gift Guide

For our review of the Camp Chef Stryker Stove, we went hands-on with both the propane and isobutane versions, testing both for reliability, quick-heating, and durability in the field. Taking these stoves out on an ultralight backpacking trip, we found ...

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Zing Anything Citrus Zinger

Holiday Gift Guide

We love taking a water bottle with us on the go, but we’ve found ourselves getting bored with plain water, and we don’t want the added sugar of processed drinks.  The Citrus Zinger has been a great alternative to plain ...

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Orange Mud Transition and Seat Wrap

Holiday Gift Guide

Have you ever had that awkward moment changing clothes at your car either at the trailhead or in the parking lot at the local park? The Transition & Seat Wrap by Orange Mud is your solution! It’s a seat cover ...

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GSI Outdoors Glacier Stainless Vacuum Bottles

Anyone looking for an alternative to the $5 cup of coffee (That’s $25 per work week and $100 per month!) will appreciate the new Glacier Stainless Vacuum bottles in either 1- or .5-liter versions. The same double wall vacuum insulation construction ...

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