Tag Archives: camping gear

What We Saw at OR This Summer

Show floor at Summer OR Show is a busy place.

The annual Summer Outdoor Retailers Show is the largest gathering of outdoor gear and apparel manufacturers anywhere. It’s where the manufacturers unveil new products to the outlets that will sell them … and to the media. 50 Campfires always attends ...

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The GEARBOX

Welcome to the GEARBOX! Every month we showcase the gear that rolls through the 50 Campfires headquarters – and there’s a LOT of it. We pick our favorites and tell you what we like, and who we think needs it. Catch ...

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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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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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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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Coast Polysteel 600R: Review

The Coast Polysteel 600R is the newest member to the brand’s nearly indestructible line of waterproof flashlights. It’s the first one to provide more than just light. The Polysteel 600R comes with a rechargeable lithium ion battery pack that can ...

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Camping Tips: Folding Your Tent For Longevity

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Folding your tent seems like a pretty straight-forward thing, and it is. However, to make it last longer you want to make sure you fold it differently every time. If you’re folding your tent the same way every time you go ...

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Klymit Insulated Hammock V: Review

klymit insulated hammock v

Cold Butt Syndrome (CBS) is the biggest challenge to sleeping in a hammock year around. What is it? Well, to stay warm you need to trap air. It doesn’t matter if it’s a sleeping bag or a jacket. Trapping air ...

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Shwood Eyewear: Building The Unique

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We sat down for an interview with Eric Singer at the Shwood Factory, and he answered some questions for us, including where the name came from. Somehow we managed to pull a twenty-one foot Lance travel trailer behind a full ...

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Amp Your Camp™ Winner’s Gallery

Amp Your Camp

To make yours the envy of every other site in the campground, once again 50 Campfires ran the weekly Amp Your Camp giveaway, presented by Coast and Zip. We even extended Amp Your Camp this year, giving everyone an extra ...

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