Wear

Vibram V Aqua Water Shoes: Review

The Vibram V Aqua shoes are like a second skin in the water. Water shoes definitely have their place. Whether it’s canoeing, fishing creekside, or swimming in a rocky lake, it’s nice to have that extra layer of protection. All ...

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Treadbands Stay Put In Any Outdoor Activity

Treadbands take care of a common problem that we’ve all struggled with. You’re on a long hike on a hot summer day and you’re sweaty. Your regular headband is just ok because you have to keep retying it. It doesn’t ...

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Who the Heck Is Jack Wolfskin?

Who is Jack Wolfskin? Do you know Jack Wolfskin? You would think, if you’d met him, you’d remember a guy with an unusual name like that! So if the name doesn’t ring an immediate bell, you probably haven’t encountered him ...

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Victorinox Swiss Army Altmont Active Backpacks: Review

One thing I like to see from gear is an ability to function in any environment. This so-called “town-to-trail” gear is my preference because on the weekend I tend to play it by ear (if possible) and usually have no idea ...

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15 Gifts To Blow Your Tech Junkie’s Mind

Tech junkies can be notoriously hard to impress. So the 50 Campfires crew searched far and wide to come up with this list of ideas for outdoor related gifts that will get the attention of technology buffs on your holiday ...

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13 Gifts For The Hardcore Outdoor Enthusiast

Title slide 13 Gifts for the hardcore outdoor enthusiast

Hardcore outdoor enthusiasts can be the most difficult people to buy for on your holiday gift list. The problem is, since they are hardcore, they have collected most of the gear they want and need. On a few essential items ...

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The Gogglesoc: Review

Goggle-soc

Skiers are notorious for making a fashion statement on the slopes. Almost every part of their outfit is chosen to represent some aspect of their personality. Whether it’s boots, gloves, jacket, or hat, it makes a statement. This is why ...

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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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