Camping Tips

The 10 Most Overlooked Camping Items

You’re familiar with the essentials. You need a tent, sleeping bag, stove, bug spray, etc. But there is this other category of camping gear that, while not absolutely necessary, is really nice to have. It’s that feeling you have when ...

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60 Ways to Get Out and Do More

Over the past few years, the 50 Campfires team has developed a mantra that we grow to believe in more and more each day, based in the idea that whatever gets you outside is good! That’s why we’re bringing you ...

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How To Care for a Pocketknife

When it comes to knives, nearly all we ever hear about are new ways to sharpen them. You know what? However you decide to go about putting a shaving sharp edge on your everyday carry pocketknife is a good one. ...

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The Sheet Bend Knot

sheet bend

The sheet bend knot is used to connect two ropes of unequal size, although it also works with ropes of the same size. It is relatively easy to tie, and holds well as long as the rope is under a ...

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Sleeping Bag Care Tips

It was my 12th birthday. What does an adventure-loving, outdoor-crazy 12 year old need and want for his birthday? His own sleeping bag, of course! So for that milestone b-day, that’s what my parents gave me. It was a Coleman model ...

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How-To: Compass Basics

How to use a compass

The GPS (Global Positioning System) rules when it comes to all kinds of navigation today. Every smart phone is capable of getting you from Point A to Point B more efficiently than we ever could have imagined just a decade ...

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5 Tips For Healthy Camping

We’re all guilty of it. The weekend comes, and we feel like we deserve a reward for working all week. We throw caution to the wind and fill our plates a little more than we ordinarily would. “Hey, I’m on ...

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Starting Your Kids In Snowshoeing

Winter outdoor activities

What’s better than taking a hike in the cool crisp air after a good snowfall? If you are looking for a way to introduce a whole family to winter snow sports then snowshoeing should appeal to you. One of the ...

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The Skivvy Roll Has Everything You Need For One Night

skivvy roll

Sometimes you just want to travel light. Maybe you’re camping for one night. Maybe you’re going to a bonfire on the beach with a sleeping bag. You might just be crashing at a friends house. Point being – you don’t need a ...

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The Siberian Hitch

siberian hitch

A great cold weather knot In cooler weather the Siberian Hitch is a convenient knot because it can easily be tied with gloves on. It’s also a knot that Ray Mears used in his bushcraft television series. It can be ...

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