Camping Gear

COAST FL75R Rechargeable Headlamp : Review

You don’t have to be embarrassed. We’ve all fallen for it. You’re standing in the checkout lane, and there merchandised directly next to you is a two-pack of semi-disposable headlamps. They’re probably less than the drive-thru breakfast you had this ...

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Gearing Up for Field Trip: Bourbon Trail

Clint and Nick sort and pack gear for 50 Campfires Field Trip: Bourbon Trail in Kentucky.

Experiences and equipment are the yin and yang of camping and road tripping. You won’t enjoy the experiences you’re out to collect if you don’t have the right gear supporting the adventure. And there’s no reason to have the right ...

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Rain Boots For The Family

Make a splash this spring with rain boots for the whole family! Wet feet are no fun. As we transition into Spring, rainy days start to become a common occurrence., and are often the reason for ruined treks outdoors. The ...

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Keep Your Desk Job In Motion With The Fluidstance Plane

Fluidstance Plane

If you’re a weekend warrior you’ll love “surfing” on the Fluidstance Plane. I purchased a standing desk almost a year ago and it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I picked up a Varidesk, because if I ...

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The Pants Feature I Never Knew I Needed

I attended a small Liberal Arts College in the Sierra Mountains. Although I left school with more than I came, there was something that I lost. Endless days of backcountry snowboarding left my knees completely shot. It’s a rare moment ...

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Best Camping Gear Under 10 Bucks

camping gear under 10

I know that you’re thinking, “Gimme a break. There isn’t any decent camping gear under 10 bucks.” When it comes to larger items you’d be right, but there are plenty of small tools and toiletries that can be had on ...

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Klymit Insulated Hammock V: Review

klymit insulated hammock v

Cold Butt Syndrome (CBS) is the biggest challenge to sleeping in a hammock year around. What is it? Well, to stay warm you need to trap air. It doesn’t matter if it’s a sleeping bag or a jacket. Trapping air ...

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Altra Lone Peak 3.0 Neoshell Mid: Review

altra lone peak 3.0

About five years ago I read Born To Run, and as a result became very interested in natural or “minimalist” footwear. At the time there weren’t many options. I bought a few pair of the toe shoes that people love ...

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Slotdog Review: Silly But Fun

Slotdog Review: This tool creates slots in skinless hotdogs to allow more caramelization and plumping.

Why a Slotdog review? Well, at 50 Campfires we sort of collect new and unusual recipes and techniques to make hotdogs cooked over a campfire more fun. Some of us have eaten so danged many of them, they just get boring if ...

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5 Reasons You Need To Buy Flannel Lined Jeans

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If you live in frigid temps you absolutely need to buy flannel lined jeans. Every once in awhile you pick up a new piece of gear that drastically improves your life. You need to wake up in the morning and ...

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