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5 Best Winter Boots For Men

5 Best Winter Boots For Men While our calendars still tell us ...

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Fireside Outdoor Pop Up Fire Pit: Review

The Fireside Outdoor Pop Up Fire Pit gets it right. I’ve tested ...

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The GCI Outdoor Freeform Zero Gravity Lounger: Review

Zero gravity loungers have been around for a while now. They’re meant ...

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what to look for in a winter parka

What to Look for in a Winter Parka

What to Look for in a Winter Parka As the first autumn ...

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bandicoot headlamp

The Tremendous Two Ounce Bandicoot Headlamp

Knog is a neat little company based in Melbourne that makes a ...

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msr trailshot water filter

The MSR Trailshot Water Filter Is Ultralight And Effective

There’s a lot to love about the MSR Trailshot. It seems that ...

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best multi-tools for camping

Best Multi-Tools For Camping

Best Multi-Tools For Camping Few camping tools are as useful as the ...

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GCI Outdoor master cook station

GCI Outdoor Master Cook Station: Review

The GCI Outdoor Master Cook Station is every camp cook’s dream come ...

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coalatree haswell survival knife

The Coalatree Haswell Survival Knife Is Back

Five years ago Coalatree released a hand-forged survival knife in limited quantity ...

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Venom steel gloves

Venom Steel Gloves: Review

There are plenty of dirty outdoor tasks that require dexterity. Cleaning my ...

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Wiley X kinping

Wiley X Sunglasses: Review

I love a good product story, and that’s why I think Wiley ...

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new zebco 33 reel

The New Zebco 33 Reel – Available Now!

As you can see in the photos below, they made a few ...

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Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener: Review

The Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener is one of the best ways ...

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Kershaw Reverb: Review

Here’s something that I’ve noticed over the past few years: I don’t ...

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gps apps for hiking

The Best GPS Apps For Hiking – Pros And Cons

Best GPS Apps For Hiking As recently as the turn of this ...

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Can Bike Racks Go On Any Car?

Can Bike Racks Go On Any Car? If you want to take ...

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are rooftop tents worth it

Are Rooftop Tents Worth It?

Are Rooftop Tents Worth It? If you’re an American, this may be ...

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GCI Outdoor Freestyle Rocker

A Closer Look At The Spring Action Rockers From GCI Outdoor

So what’s the deal with “patented spring-action rocking technology?” Well, it’s actually ...

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Zebco Spyn Combo

Zebco ROAM and Spyn Combos: Review

Some lucky fishing enthusiast first purchased the Zebco 33 that we all ...

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dometic plb40

The Dometic PLB40 Portable Lithium Battery : Review

Dometic is a company that makes, among other things, electric coolers. We’ve ...

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Camping Tips

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How to Choose Binoculars For Outdoor Adventures

How to Choose Binoculars A good pair of binoculars should be part ...

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do I need a bear canister

Do I Need a Bear Canister?

Do I need a bear canister? That’s a good question. When you’re ...

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gps apps for hiking

The Best GPS Apps For Hiking – Pros And Cons

Best GPS Apps For Hiking As recently as the turn of this ...

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can camping stoves be used indoors

Can Camping Stoves Be Used Indoors?

Can Camping Stoves Be Used Indoors? A camp stove is a near-necessity ...

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are camping cots worth it

Are Camping Cots Worth It?

Are camping cots worth it? Camping cots have been around for as ...

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lost in the woods

How to Make it Through the Night if You’re Lost in the Woods

Sometimes, a camping or backpacking trip turns sour. Maybe you went left ...

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How To Deal With The 5 Most Dangerous Animals In North America

Whether you’re hiking in the swamps of Florida, the hills of the ...

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can camping help anxiety

Can Camping Help Anxiety? YES!

According to a recent study, 40 million US adults currently suffer from ...

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First Aid Skills You Need To Know For The Trail

One of the main reasons people go hiking and camping is to ...

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motorcycle camping

10 Things You Need To Know Before Taking A Motorcycle Camping Trip

While surfing my Facebook feed recently, I saw that one of my ...

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best bear sprays

The Best Bear Sprays and How to Use Them Effectively

If you’re going hiking or mountain biking or spending a weekend backpacking, ...

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do you have to use trekking poles

Do You Have To Use Trekking Poles?

Do You Have to Use Trekking Poles? If you were to get ...

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rent a camping tent

Can You Rent A Camping Tent?

You can absolutely rent a camping tent, and in the last few ...

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lost in the woods

This One Tip Could Save Your Life If You’re Lost In The Woods

Being lost in the woods is a terrifying feeling. There is no ...

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5 Must Have Items To Fix Camping Gear

Duct tape isn’t the only way to fix camping gear. Don’t get ...

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teepee camping

5 Tips For Your First Night Teepee Camping

Teepee camping is something that I’ve been curious about for many years. ...

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Is a Double Sleeping Bag Worth It?

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Hipcamp Is The Best Website For Planning Your Camping Trip

Finding the right campsite can be a time-consuming endeavor that involves searching ...

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Canoe-Safety

7 Canoe Safety Tips Every Paddler Should Know

LIFE JACKETS: When you’re in a canoe or kayak, a life jacket ...

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Even if you don't like the taste of coffee, the smell wafting across the campsite is nearly universally appealing.

6 Great Ways To Make Camping Coffee

For most of us, coffee is an essential starter in the morning ...

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Don’t Lose Your Best Friend While You’re Camping

More and more camping outings include the family dog. 50 Campfires thinks ...

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Everyday Pocket Knife Solutions : Why Carry A Pocket Knife?

There are so many reasons to carry a pocket knife everyday – ...

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you too can swim with the manatees courtesy of River Ventures.

Swim With The Manatees: River Venture Tours

Florida offers a unique opportunity in all of the United States to ...

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everything is ready for some blue crab trapping

Blue Crab Trapping for Beginners

Blue crab trapping is a fun, relaxing way to spend a lazy ...

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Make Your Own Scented & Colored Pinecone Fire Starters

Collecting and storing pinecones is a practical source of tinder for fire ...

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Winter grilling is a right of passage for real outdoor cooks.

Gear You Need for Winter Grilling

The passion for great food cooked outdoors knows no bounds … at ...

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Airbnb outdoor destinations are romantic for lovers of the outdoors.

Airbnb Experiences & Accommodations for Outdoor Lovers

Finding a romantic outdoor getaway has never been so easy. The world ...

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How To Clean, Care For Cast Iron Cookware

How To Clean Your Cast Iron Cooking–The Straight Truth Cleaning & Care ...

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Quick And Easy Way To Light Lump Charcoal

Choosing Between Charcoal Briquettes and Lump Charcoal In the foodie world – ...

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7 Tips To Keep Your Cooler CRAZY Cold

*This content is directed toward an audience of legal drinking age. Wow! ...

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Seeking Scorpions in the desert not far from Las Vegas.

Seeking (… and Avoiding) Scorpions

When you come to the desert for a camping trip, you can ...

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A glamping option at Nevada's Sandy Valley Ranch is a specially built covered wagon.

Have You Considered Airbnb for Camping or Glamping?

In planning 50 Campfires’ Field Trip: Death Valley, we knew that at ...

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Any wonder how Red Rock Canyon gets its name?

Red Rock Canyon – Las Vegas’ Outdoor Paradise

Just barely outside of the the Las Vegas metro area is the ...

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Desert sunsets viewed through the tent fly are worth putting up with the sand, searching for water, and avoiding scorpions.

Woodland Camping VS. Desert Camping

Many, perhaps most, of 50 Campfires enthusiasts have been camping for much ...

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3 Unique Fire Starters Bernzomatic

3 Unique Fire Starters

Depending on where you’re camping, there’ll be different organic materials that are ...

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5 Must-Haves When You Rent a Kayak

On the water, in a kayak is an incredible way to spend ...

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The 3 Pronged Approach To Ending Smelly Shoes Forever

Smelly shoes are so common that you might just accept it as ...

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3 Ways To Lace Boots To Relieve Foot Pain On The Trail

Yes, you can lace boots to relieve foot pain. When you prepare ...

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Trail Shoes Vs Hiking Boots — a Win, Win

We’ve been conditioned for many years to assume that if you need ...

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3 Tips To Get You Started Stargazing

Stargazing can add a whole other dimension to your outdoor experience. It ...

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L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools

Name an outdoor adventure that interests you, but you’ve never had the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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What Is the National Trail System?

Most outdoor enthusiasts are aware of the National Parks, National Monuments, National ...

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

Complete Safety Guide for Camping With Dogs

How to Prepare, What to Pack, and Campsite Safety for a Fun ...

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

Bass Fishing for Beginners At Natchez State Park

Join the 50 Campfires team as they explore the world of bass ...

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Don’t Let Adventure Go By the Wayside

Somewhere between Natchez, Mississippi and Lake Chicot in Louisiana it hit me. ...

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Cotton mouth mocassin swimming in a body of water.

Snake Awareness

When Midwesterners and New Englanders venture into the woods or onto the ...

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

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

By Clint Carlson Because we decided to travel the Great River Road ...

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

5 Tips For Camping In The Rain

Setting Up Camp For Rain Ever notice among your friends or co-workers ...

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Camp Cooking

21 Crave Worthy Cast Iron Desserts

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10 Favorite Vegetarian Camping Recipes

“Why don’t you give us more vegetarian recipes?” is one of the ...

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stuffed pumpkin sliced in half to reveal layers.

Stuffed Pumpkin Done Picture Perfect

This is a bold side dish, but the end result is a ...

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Door County Cherry and Cucumber Salad

This is a light, quick salad that makes the most of the ...

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Door County Fish Boil for Two

The traditional Door County Fish Boil is a tourist spectacle that turns ...

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smoked-fish-spread

Smoked Fish Spread With A Horseradish Bite

This smoked fish spread is sure to please! Most anywhere you go ...

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Cudighi sandwich

The Cudighi Sandwich : An Upper Michigan Classic

Even after hearing it, we’re not sure how to pronounce it either, ...

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Johnsonville Spicy Black Pepper Brats

The brats themselves are traditional, but this topping offers a twist … ...

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Dutch Oven Sausage And Pancake Bake

Johnsonville makes more than just brats. Their breakfast sausages are a camping ...

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Torched Campsite Appetizer Recipes

“We recommend pairing the Blue Cheese and Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms with our ...

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Even if you don't like the taste of coffee, the smell wafting across the campsite is nearly universally appealing.

6 Great Ways To Make Camping Coffee

For most of us, coffee is an essential starter in the morning ...

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3 Captain Morgan Cocktails…Without Coke

We’re always looking for our next favorite camping cocktail, which got us ...

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Tour of New Belgium Brewing: Home of Fat Tire

In The Can: Brewery Spotlight New Belgium Brewing, Fort Collins, Colorado Colorado ...

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Tangy Jolly Rancher Lemonade

This Jolly Rancher Lemonade will have the kiddos coming back for more! ...

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Campfire Trout In Foil Recipe

If you love fresh fish, you’ve got to try our Campfire Trout ...

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Colorado Peach Cobbler Camping Recipe

Once you’ve tried this Colorado Peach Cobbler camping recipe, you may come ...

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Honey Stinger Smores Bring A New Twist To A Classic Campfire Treat

Swap out the graham crackers and make Honey Stinger Smores. Honey Stingers ...

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Colorado Slopper Camping Recipe

The Colorado Slopper Camping Recipe This is one of those recipes for ...

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Vegetarian Colorado Chili Verde Recipe

Vegetarian Colorado Chili Verde Wherever you go in Colorado you’ll see Chile ...

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Quick Campfire Pinto Beans Recipe

Quick Campfire Pinto Beans Colorado – specifically Dove Creek, Colorado – stakes ...

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Walking Snacks : Walking Salad

The choice of croutons isn’t a base you might think of, but ...

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Walking Snacks : Chicken Alfredo

Yes, yes … this one sounds weird, but it’s awesome. Caramelized onions ...

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Walking Snacks : Seafood Delight

Canned fish and seafood of all kinds are often overlooked as great ...

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Walking Snacks : Biscuits N Gravy

Walking snacks like Mom used to make (kind of). In some parts ...

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Walking Snacks : Picnic In A Bag

The all-American version of walking snacks is all here – everything you ...

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Walking Snacks : Tater Tot Hotdish

In Minnesota, we are Tater Tot Hotdish connoisseurs (that’s casserole anywhere else.) ...

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Walking Snacks : The Cheeseburger

Perhaps one of the best Walking Snacks. And yes, we know there’s ...

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Walking Snacks : Pollo Mucho Picante Lima

Okay, we tried to get fancy with the Spanish name. It’s got ...

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Walking Snacks : Ultimate BLT

This one will make you fall in love with Walking Snacks! If ...

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Walking Snacks : Just Say Cheese

Your first thought is this might be cheese overload!!! It’s not. Everything ...

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Walking Snacks : The Walking Reuben

We couldn’t name this anything else, because you’ll think you’re eating an ...

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Walking Snacks : Moms Tuna Casserole

While tuna works in so many walking snacks, this one is special ...

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Walking Snacks : Trekking Deutschlander

The beauty of creating your own walking snacks is you can add ...

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Walking Snacks : Delish Fish Tacos

The variety of tuna flavors you can find in pouches is amazing. ...

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pie iron scallops and squash right off the campfire

Try Out This Unique Pie Iron Scallops and Squash Recipe

Pie irons are more versatile camp cooking tools than you might think. ...

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Enjoy This Pie Iron Lobster Roll Recipe Anywhere

While you can buy lobster rolls all over the Maine – and ...

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toasted in a pie iron, a whoopie pie s'more makes a delicious camping dessert.

Pie Iron Whoopie Pie S’more Recipe

As soon as you see one, you’ll realize a Maine Whoopie Pie ...

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this really is just a neat banana s'more in a foil packet

Banana S’more with More in Foil Packet

“Pairing wine with chocolate, peanut butter, and bananas sounds impossible, right? Not ...

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Beautiful as it looks, this is an easy campfire dessert to serve up.

Easy Campfire Dessert: Citrus Bread Pudding In Foil Packets

“A warm, rich bread pudding pairs perfectly with our lightly sweet, aromatic ...

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Use a torch to perfectly crust your grapefruit brûlée.

Create Delicious Grapefruit Brûlée at Your Campfire

Grapefruit brûlée. So simple! So delicious. Just three ingredients!  The most important ...

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Hearts of palm, bacon, and parmesan cheese are the ingredients in this simple but unique foil packet recipe.

Bacon, Parm, Hearts of Palm Combine for Unique Foil Packet

Hearts of palm are an often forgotten vegetable option, especially for camping. ...

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Campfire Shrimp Boil ingredients included in the foil packet are: shrimp, potatoes, sweet corn, sausage, and Old Bay Seasoning.

Make a Campfire Shrimp Boil In Foil

No question! Preparing a Campfire Shrimp Boil is gourmet campsite eating, but ...

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Moonshine Hazelnut Rum & Cherry Coke Cocktail

There are very few cocktails as simple – yet delicious as a ...

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Insanely Delicious Rock and Rye Recipe

This Rock and Rye recipe is dangerously smooth! Rock and Rye has ...

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Campfire Peach Moonshine Collins Cocktail

This Campfire Peach Moonshine Collins recipe is so delicious. Especially on a ...

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Campfire Pina Colada

Pineapple, coconut and all that tropical goodness. It’s the making of a ...

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Wondermade Marshmallows Are Truly Works Of Art

Wondermade is the place to go for gourmet marshmallows and ice cream. ...

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5 Gooey Torched Campfire Cones

If you’re a fan of campfire S’MORES, and you’ve never heard of ...

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Homemade Graham Cracker Recipe For S’MORES

While the origin of the word “S’MORES” only dates back to the ...

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7 Layer Walking Dessert

So many delicious flavors in one little bag! It’s our 7 Layer ...

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Camping Tips

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

Basic Rig For Catching Catfish

There are so many tackle rigs to catch catfish, deciding which to ...

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

How To Make Catfish Bait That’s Camping Friendly

Camping Friendly Catfish Bait When it comes to catching catfish, you’ll hear ...

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Basics of Catching Catfish

The iconic image of fishing for catfish is Huckleberry Finn in repose ...

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5 Important Hot Weather Driving Tips

Driving Through The Heat We’ve covered winter tips and survival when taking ...

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Where To Find Fish in Streams and Small Rivers

Some of the biggest differences between fishing still waters like lakes and ...

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Learn How To Fish Rivers With The Right Tackle

Learning how to fish rivers is a valuable skill in the outdoors. ...

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Beginners Guide To Caving

What comes to mind when you hear the words “spelunking” and “caving?” ...

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Quick Tip For Repelling Ticks

Let’s face it. Ticks are creepy. Nobody likes them. If you’re introducing ...

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Get Kids Off The Grid at Camp Piomingo

Remember going to “camp”? Life is crazy. Too often our definition of ...

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Big & Bigger Geocaching News

If you’re into geocaching (and who isn’t???) geocaching.com made two big announcements ...

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Camping Tips: Folding Your Tent For Longevity

Folding your tent seems like a pretty straight-forward thing, and it is. ...

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How To Add A Cooler Seal

Because inexpensive coolers seldom have rubber seals between the top edge and ...

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How To Make A Grippy Bottom Cooler

When you throw a normal cooler into the bed of a pickup ...

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LIKE BEER, FREE ACCESSORIES ARE THE BEST KIND

The expensive rotomolded coolers offer accessories like built-in bottle openers. Is that ...

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Great Cooler Hack For Longer Ice Retention

This cooler hack guarantees longer lasting ice. The best thing you can ...

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5 Winter Safety Tips for Kids Who Love the Outdoors

Blame it on the weather, blame it on the cold, but something ...

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10 Winter Grilling Tips

Do you want grandpa to think you’re a softie because you won’t ...

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Ice Safety Picks Could Save Your Life

If you grew up ice fishing you’ve probably seen a pair of ...

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Remember The Acronym COLD To Stay Warm

Staying warm in the winter is easy. You just have to follow ...

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5 Steps To An Emergency Response Plan For Camping

“But we’re only going out for a few days. We’re not even ...

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5 Ways To Lighten Your Backpack

You can spend a lot of money on the latest ultralight gear ...

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Camping Tips Every Tuesday!

3 NEW camping tips every Tuesday that are guaranteed to make your ...

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Backyard Cinder Block Rocket Stove

Everyone loves a backyard fire pit. It’s a great way to bring ...

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4 Tips For Your First Drift Boat Fishing Trip

It’s one of my first memories of self-independence: the day that my ...

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Trailer Tips: How to Hook Up Water and Electric

Camping Trailer Tips With Lance Campers Traveling with pull-behind style camping trailers ...

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Trailer Tips: Towing Camping Trailers with Water Tanks

Should I tow my trailer with a full or empty water tank? ...

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Trailer Tips: How to Level Camping Trailers

How do I level camping trailers? Leveling camping trailers made easy with ...

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Trailer Tips: Minimizing Camping Trailer Sway

How can I minimize camping trailer sway? You know the feeling. Driving ...

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Trailer Tips: Do I need a special vehicle to tow camping trailers?

Do I need a special vehicle to tow camping trailers? If you ...

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5 Tips for Travel Trailers

Travel Trailer Tips With Lance Campers Traveling with a pull-behind style camper ...

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fly fishing

Take Me Fishing! Getting Started in Fly Fishing

When fly fishing is mentioned, you probably have an image in your ...

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hiking tips

10 Hiking Tips To Stay Safe In The Woods

We all know that you’re supposed to tell someone where you’re going ...

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How To Build A Keyhole Fire

We’ve seen it too many times. We’ll be camping with a self-proclaimed ...

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8 Tips for Managing Fall Dog Allergies

8 Tips for Managing Fall Dog Allergies

Just like their owners, dogs can show allergic symptoms when their immune ...

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Building the Perfect Campfire [INFOGRAPHIC]

Building a campfire is part art, part science. There, arguably, isn’t a ...

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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 ...

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Fall Foliage Guide

Unfortunately, many people do not take the time to seek out some ...

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disaster preparedness

What You Need To Know About Disaster Preparedness

Don’t leave disaster preparedness on the back burner. Here at 50 Campfires ...

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Protection Vs No Protection In The Outdoors

Are You Protected? Many unfamiliar with the outdoors see it as a ...

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tarp shelters

3 Simple Tarp Shelters For The Campsite

Rope. Tarp. Axe. These are three things that I always have with ...

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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 ...

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How to Predict the Weather From The Clouds

While there are nifty smart phone apps that can help you predict ...

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50 Campfires Book Review: Lassoing the Sun

If you decide to read only one book in celebration of the ...

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3 Basic Bushcraft Skills For The Campsite

Put the electronics down and pick up a stick Yes, I know ...

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Katy Trail Map

The Best Katy Trail Map To Plan Your Trip

The Katy Trail map below contains wineries, campsites, breweries, points of interest, ...

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9 Photo Apps to Make You the Ultimate Photographer

Many of us don’t carry around the big bulky DSLRs on our ...

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Make Your Own Camping Coffee Bags

You wriggle in your sleeping bag. If it was cold during the ...

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5 Ways to Build a Campfire You Need to Know

Did you know that how you build your campfire influences its output ...

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Road Trip Planning Apps

Your phone and your tablet are terrific traveling companions, but they are ...

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Zip Premium All Purpose Firestarter: Review

I have a fire pit at home and one of my favorite ...

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Camp Cooking

Take 5 Walking Dessert

The combo of peanuts, chocolate, caramel and pretzels is possibly one of ...

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Walking Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Pineapple upside down cake and camping don’t go together…at least not until ...

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Cranberry Chips A Hoy Walking Dessert

In recent years, sweet … particularly chocolate sweet … and salty have ...

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Strawberry Oreo Walking Dessert

Sometimes finding a camping friendly dessert can be a challenge. Particularly challenging ...

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Peanut Butter Lovers Walking Dessert

Love peanut butter? Then you’ll LOVE our Peanut Butter Lovers Walking Dessert! ...

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Walking Banana Pretzel Dessert

If Elvis Presley were still alive, we believe that this would’ve been ...

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Walking Cheezit Cheddar Pie Dessert

Here’s a simple recipe for Walking Cheezit Cheddar Pie Dessert. Few things compliment ...

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Walking Maple Cinnamon Ritz Dessert

There’s something that just works about salty crackers and maple syrup. This ...

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Teddy Grahams Walking S’MORE

Sometimes even an old classic needs a facelift, and that’s exactly what ...

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Walking Peanut Butter Cocoa Krispies

Sure, making Rice Krispie bars is pretty easy. Walking Peanut Butter Cocoa ...

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Walking Golden Grahams S’MORE

Dessert is sometimes the best part about dinner. Here’s a great idea ...

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6 Wood Wrap Stoking Recipes For The Campfire

Perfect for Camping, or Anywhere Hardwood smoke adds delicious flavor to any ...

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5 Deliciously Smokey Wood Plank Recipes

The traditional food to cook on a cedar plank is a salmon ...

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Smoked Up Baked Beans Recipe

Few side dishes for camping or for a backyard cookout are as ...

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Boosted Smoked Burgers

Hamburgers on the grill are foundational to every summer holiday. But too ...

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Wood Plank Salmon Recipe

You’ve probably heard of planked salmon. Chances are you’ve even enjoyed this ...

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Wood Plank Rib Eye Steak with Onions & Mushrooms Recipe

The fastest two ways to mess up a good rib eye steak ...

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Campfire Planked Shrimp

As seafood goes, shrimp have very mild flavor. It’s there, but it ...

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Campfire Sausage Roll

Think about your favorite fresh sausage patty … for breakfast, lunch, or ...

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Stoked Campfire Scallops

Fans of sea scallops know these delicacies benefit most from recipes that ...

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Smoked Campfire Onion Bombs

For their reputation as a “strong” vegetable, onions contain a great deal ...

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Campfire Succotash

The best camp cooking recipes are as simple as they are delicious. ...

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Smoky Citrus Marinated Chicken Breast Recipe

Slices of chicken breast are great candidates for cooking in Kelly Craig ...

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Stoked Campfire Green Beans & Bacon

“With notes of grass and minerals, our Ethereal Sauvignon Blanc is an ...

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Campfire Meatloaf

You may not think of meatloaf as a dish to make over ...

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Asian Inspired Campfire Pizza Recipe

Cooked over a campfire or on a grill, with the subtle smokiness ...

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Cozy Winter Nights Start with Coffee Cocktails

Most outdoor lovers love to start the day with coffee. While these ...

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Victorinox Swiss Army Wine Master: Review

It’s true that we like sleeping on the ground and wearing dirty ...

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Gear You Need for Winter Grilling

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