Wear

Darn Tough: The Story Behind the Best Socks in the Business

Cabot Hosiery Mills was founded by Marc Cabot in 1978. He purchased a vacant mill and started to make socks for other brands in the textile industry, who would, in turn, relabel his socks and sell them under their brand ...

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Story of L.L. Bean and the Maine Hunting Shoe

It’s a classic story of American entrepreneurism. In 1911, Leon came home after dark from a long day in the woods. He was cold, tired, hungry, and, worst of all, his feet were wet. They had been virtually all day. ...

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Gear of Field Trip: Acadia Odyssey

in camp putting the gear to use on Field Trip: Acadia Odyssey

Star gazing, hiking on the Appalachian Trail, white-knuckle drive up Mount Washington, camp cooking, shopping spree at L.L. Bean, hunting down the world’s best s’mores, sunrise watching, hiking, hiking and more hiking. When you schedule a week this jam-packed full ...

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Making A Case For Merino Wool In The Summer

On a warm summer day, your first thought probably isn’t to grab any wool at all. On the contrary! Merino wool is just as useful in the summer as it is in the winter. First off, merino wool is naturally ...

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Meet The Thuggies

I can’t tell a lie. When I started reading the press release that came across my desk for “Thuggies”, I started shaking my head. I mean – really? An oversized hoodie built for summer nights outdoors? Our readers are going ...

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Boulder Denim Jeans : Review

Like most guys, jeans are a staple in my wardrobe. They’re always a go-to, whether I’m heading to work – or a night on the town. There is however one area where they fall short – the outdoors. I’ve made ...

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Buff Multifunctional UV Headwear – Review

At 50 Campfires, our mission is to get more people to spend more time outdoors to have more fun. Sure, camping is our main thing, but when you really get down to it, what difference does it make what activity ...

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Pnuma Waypoint All-Season Outdoor Pant: Review

It’s hard to find a pair of pants that can do it all.  Often times I’ll love the fabric, but there aren’t enough pockets. Or maybe there are plenty of pockets but none of them are zippered. And I almost ...

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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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