Camping Gear

Gear of the Year Awards 2015: Scosche boomBOTTLE+

Scosche boomBOTTLE

Nothing sets the right vibe for a party like music coming through high quality speakers. Bring the party to the campsite with the BoomBottle+. This newly released bluetooth speaker really kicks out the tunes while staying completely waterproof and dustproof, ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2015: Fjallraven Abisko Trouser

Fjallraven Abisko Trouser

These might be the last pair of pants you’ll ever need to buy. Fjallraven prides itself in extremely high quality and durable materials that will make your clothes last a very long time. These Abisko Trousers are their technical trekking ...

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Merrell Fraxion Mid Waterproof Boot Review

My wife has started to notice. Over the past few years, I’ve become more than interested in what I call crossover hiking boots. You know. The boots that can be worn to work during the day, on the trail in ...

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Tent Vs. Hammock Camping

camping techniques

With a million different camping methods to choose from including tents, hammocks, campers, RVs, yurts and more, it can be tough to choose which is best for you and your gang. Not to mention you need to consider camping locations, ...

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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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2015 50 Campfires Holiday Gift Guide

You know the feeling. You’ve been wandering around the department store for the past 2 hours. Reading packaging…picking up items…putting them back down. It’s almost like the holiday gift-buying season is some bizarre stress test that’s designed to take you ...

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Bernzomatic ST500 3-in-1 Micro Torch Review

There’s something to be said about always having the right equipment along for a trip. Hiking boots can make or break a hike – forget your sunglasses…you’re going to be uncomfortably squinting on your kayak trip. Not having the tools ...

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Old Town NEXT Canoe

Old Town Next Canoe

Paddling this hybrid canoe/kayak on a lake near the 50 Campfires basecamp, we loved the low center of gravity from the centered seat, combined with the open-top storage of the wide body.  Unlike our kayaks, the NEXT canoe was easy to ...

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Old Town Loon 111 Outfitter

Holiday Gift Guide

Here at 50 Campfires, we love getting out on the water. In our book, nothing beats a day out paddling on the lake. But not every voyage calls for our canoe, and sometimes we like to explore smaller waterways that ...

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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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