Camping Tips

Building the Perfect Campfire [INFOGRAPHIC]

building the perfect campfire

Building a campfire is part art, part science. There, arguably, isn’t a more salient turning point in our history than the control of fire. It allowed us to cook food and stay warm; expanding where we could live and increased ...

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2016 Meteor Shower Guide

2016 Meteor Shower Guide

To all the meteor shower fans out there, we’ve created a 2016 meteor shower guide of the remaining nighttime shows for the rest of 2016! If any of you are interested in learning more about meteor showers, especially if you know ...

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Fall Foliage Guide

Unfortunately, many people do not take the time to seek out some of their area’s best fall colors and stick to going to a local park. Sure, anyone can simply wander around aimlessly looking for a small group of trees and call it ...

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What You Need To Know About Disaster Preparedness

disaster preparedness

Don’t leave disaster preparedness on the back burner. Here at 50 Campfires we hope that you and your family are always safe and away from danger. Knowing about disaster preparedness is one of the keys to your family’s well-being when everything ...

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Protection Vs No Protection In The Outdoors

Are You Protected? Many unfamiliar with the outdoors see it as a scary place but for those of who’ve spent any time outdoors know how amazing it can be. With that in mind, the debate of protection when hiking or ...

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3 Simple Tarp Shelters For The Campsite

tarp shelters

Rope. Tarp. Axe. These are three things that I always have with me when I’m camping. From taking a nap on the beach to keeping your gear dry, these items can be used together to do many useful things, including ...

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Camping with kids? Here’s a tip for keeping their milk ice cold.

Like many parents, I bring milk along for my kids whenever we take a camping or road trip. Usually packing a gallon into our cooler, with the hopes that it’ll remain safe to drink over the course of our weekend. ...

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How to Predict the Weather From The Clouds

While there are nifty smart phone apps that can help you predict the weather conditions–there are times when you are traveling/camping and your smart phone runs out of power. Even worse than running out of power is being out of cell ...

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50 Campfires Book Review: Lassoing the Sun

If you decide to read only one book in celebration of the National Parks Service Centennial, “Lassoing the Sun“ by Mark Woods would be a solid choice. Left only with that endorsement, you will enjoy a pleasant, heart-warming surprise as ...

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3 Basic Bushcraft Skills For The Campsite

Put the electronics down and pick up a stick Yes, I know that you don’t need bushcraft skills when you’re car camping. That said, it’s still a great opportunity to work on basic skills, and it’s builds confidence in the ...

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