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Geared Up – Team Portland

Coast FL75R

We weren’t sure what to expect when we got to Portland, but we knew we had a trailer full of awesome gear from some of the best outdoor retailers we know. During our 7-day journey, we were tossed a few ...

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Clean Trek Odor Control Body Towels: Review

clean trek

“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

hiking boots

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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UV Coated or Polarized Sunglasses?

polarized sunglasses

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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Duluth Pack Roll-Top Scout Review

Roll-Top Scout

It was time to up my game as a geocacher. I had a pack that I was carrying on every caching adventure. It served it’s purpose, but was oversized and camouflaged. It had so many pockets, I always spent 10 minutes ...

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3 Great Daypacks Under $100

daypacks under 100

The beauty of a great daypack is being able to use it both in town and on the trail. We’re not hardcore hikers here at 50 Campfires, but we like to knock out a few miles after work as often ...

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How to Pick Your First Telescope in 3 Easy Steps

Your First Telescope Given the different makes and models available, choosing your first telescope can be a daunting task!  Let 50 Campfires walk through it with you step by step! Step 1. Think about what you’d like to see with your ...

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Pop Up Tents and Cabanas – Sun Protection

Feature photo courtesy of Coleman Don’t get us wrong, the 50 Campfires team loves spending time in the sun, it’s one of the many perks to being outdoors! But we’re smart enough to know the importance of monitoring how much ...

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Sun Protection Gear

Summer has arrived, and while the sun is shining bright, it’s the perfect time to highlight July as UV Safety Awareness Month! The 50 Campfires team is here to remind you all about the dangers of exposure to ultraviolet radiation ...

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Festival Camping Gear

Finally, festival season is here! Here’s to good music, awesome friends, and cold drinks to battle the sun! But before you get started, make sure you have the right gear to make each and every one of your trips as ...

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