Camping Tips

Experts Advise, Bring Three Ways To Start a Fire

When planning any outdoor activity from a day-hike to a put-in-to-take-out canoe float trip to fishing out on a lake, it’s wise to always consider the possibility you might have to spend the night. It’s a very low probability, but ...

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10 Tips On Packing the Car for Your Next Camping Trip

Did you, or do you, play Tetris? Could there be any better training for packing the back of your SUV for a family camping trip? No matter whether you’re a couple headed for a long weekend or a family on ...

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What Is the National Trail System?

Most outdoor enthusiasts are aware of the National Parks, National Monuments, National Forests, National Grasslands, National Seashores, and even National Wildlife Refuges … but did you know the United States also has a National Trails System? In fact, the National ...

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Complete Safety Guide for Camping With Dogs

Three shots together of dog and owner snuggled in a hammock on a camping trip.

How to Prepare, What to Pack, and Campsite Safety for a Fun Outdoor Adventure with Your Dog At Redfin, we know that sometimes your home away from home is a tent hidden in the woods. And it wouldn’t feel like ...

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Bass Fishing for Beginners

In a row boat on Chicot Lake in Arkansas fishing for catfish.

Join the 50 Campfires team as they explore the world of bass fishing on the Field Trip: Great River Road. They start with the right lessons and gear up at the Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid in Memphis, Tennessee. ...

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Don’t Let Adventure Go By the Wayside

Somewhere between Natchez, Mississippi and Lake Chicot in Louisiana it hit me. Road tripping has changed. Sure, it’s common to jump in your car with the family and head out for a weekend. Sometimes it’s as simple as hopping a ...

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Snake Awareness

Cotton mouth mocassin swimming in a body of water.

When Midwesterners and New Englanders venture into the woods or onto the water they normally don’t give venomous snakes a second thought. Except for some very localized exceptions (like the summit of New York’s Overlook Mountain that’s home to a ...

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“What I Learned By Drinking Only Mississippi River Water For a Week…”

Clint drinks Mississippi River water from a LifeStraw GO Bottle during 50 Campfires Field Trip: Great River Road.

By Clint Carlson Because we decided to travel the Great River Road from Memphis to New Orleans, and because I’m a little bit strange, I decided to see what it would be like to drink only water straight from the ...

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Camping In The Rain? How To Prepare

With the weatherman calling for rain, Clint gathers the essential gear for preparing the campsite for rain on the Field Trip: Great River Road.

Setting Up Camp For Rain Ever notice among your friends or co-workers the campers exhibit certain traits that make them standout? One sure sign he or she is headed on a camping adventure in the weekend ahead is the increasing ...

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Basic Rig For Catching Catfish

catfish just caught lying on the rocks next to a spinning reel and rod

There are so many tackle rigs to catch catfish, deciding which to use can be confusing for a beginning angler. Here’s one of the simplest to cover a wide range of fishing situations. Thread the line from your rod through ...

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