Tag Archives: Field Trip: Great River Road

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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Campfire Sessions: Una Walkenhorst

Una Walkenhorst provided over the top entertainment during a night around the campfire during the 50 Campfires Field Trip: Great River Road.

Una Walkenhorst is a singer/songwriter from Kansas City, Missouri. Following the release of her debut album “Scars” in 2014, Una immediately had “new fans . . . coming out of the proverbial woodwork” (AXS). Loading up her ’97 Honda Civic, ...

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Pour Fireball Whisky on Watermelon Rocks – Blow Your Mind

Ice cube tray filled with chopped, pureed watermelon flesh, frozen and ready to drop into any beverage that could benefit from a hint of watermelon.

Some things are just meant to be, but who’d a thunk it was watermelon and Fireball Whisky? Menu planning for the 50 Campfires Field Trips begins well before the team hits the road. We research regional foods in the area ...

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Hot Sauce Taste Test Along the Great River Road

Clint and Nick set up to taste a variety of hot sauce brands collected during the Field Trip Great River Road.

50 Campfires Hot Sauce Connoisseurs When it comes to culinary adventures, when you’re in the South … you taste test hot sauces. But 50 Campfires didn’t see the point of another “Who can eat the hottest hot sauce” kind of ...

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Road Trip $2 Food Challenge

Nick tastes pickled quail eggs during the road trip food challenge during the Field Trip: Great River Road.

There are the classic regional foods we set out to try on any 50 Campfires Field Trip. Those are the ones for which we’ve delivered these recipes so you can try them and enjoy them. Then there are the foods ...

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You Won’t Believe What’s Inside This Pyramid

It's not hard to guess this is Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid in Memphis, Tennessee.

Field Trip: Great River Road Launching Pad Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid in Memphis Every epic road trip needs a launching pad. It’s either a gathering point for the travelers or a quick first stop to set the tone ...

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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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