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Recover Brands Clothing Line Review

In our opinion, you can never have enough t-shirts while camping or adventuring outdoors. Whether you’re on a day trip or a weeklong excursion, it’s important to have clothing that’s breathable and lightweight, and Recover Brands clothing meets the mark. As lovers ...

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Should You Buy The Hovding Inflatable Bike Helmet?

inflatable bike helmet

The inflatable bike helmet has arrived! In 2012 I started to see this bizarre helmet that inflated when you crashed. At that point a company called Hovding had already been working on it for seven years. It seemed like a ...

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The Puffy Patch Is A More Attractive Way To Fix Your Gear

Nice. You ripped your favorite jacket. That one that looks great on you. Now what? If you’re an active person it’s bound to happen. So what do you do? It will look terrible if you cover it up with duct ...

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The $30 Birkenstock’s Built For Camping

Call me stubborn, but I’ve never been able to purchase a pair of Croc’s for myself. Both of my kids wear them, (daily during the summer) and my wife swears by them. For some reason, I consistently bring a pair ...

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Beat The Heat With The Latest Cooling Gear

evaporative cooling gear

Ever dip your hat or t-shirt in the water to stay cool on a blistering day? It works because as the water dries it pull latent heat off the body with it. It’s a simple process known as evaporative cooling, ...

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Altra Olympus 2 Trail Shoes Review

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If you were going to build a pair of shoes, but didn’t really “know” anything about it, what would be your first step? I think I would probably put a heavy piece of paper down on the ground and use ...

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37.5 Technology Review — This Stuff Flat Out Works

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After more than 30 years in the outdoor media biz, I’ve become as skeptical about new technologies as you can get. When somebody tells me about fabrics and clothing that’s supposed to keep you warm, cool, dry … blah, blah, blah ...

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Hi-Tec V-Lite Altitude Pro Lite Hiking Boots: Review

Living the majority of my life at sea level, it’s a rare opportunity to field test gear at any sort of altitude. Recently, a handful of us from 50 Campfires took a 10 day adventure – spending time between Western ...

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Stansport Privacy Shelter: Review

Stansport privacy shelter

There is a lake about a mile from the 50 Campfires office, and on a hot August day I’ve often wanted to go swimming over the lunch hour. The problem? There isn’t a place to change! Something as simple as ...

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Fox River Adventure Cross Terrain: Review

Fox River Adventure Cross Terrain

For years I subscribed to the thought that all socks are the same. I was wrong. You truly don’t understand the difference between high-quality socks and the stuff you buy 10-to-a-pack at the department store. Wearing the Fox River Adventure ...

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