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Story of L.L. Bean and the Maine Hunting Shoe

It’s a classic story of American entrepreneurism. In 1911, Leon came home after dark from a long day in the woods. He was cold, tired, hungry, and, worst of all, his feet were wet. They had been virtually all day. ...

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COAST A8R & A9R Rechargeable Penlights: Review

One thing I’ve learned about light and the outdoors over the last few years is that it’s possible to overdo it. Some situations don’t need 500 lumens of light. During a full moon, I find it more enjoyable to go ...

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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 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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Lobster Ice Cream in Bar Harbor, Maine

“I scream. You scream. We all scream for LOBSTER? ice cream!?!” Sometimes food puts a location on the map. On the rare occasion, a place puts food on the map … or menu. The latter is the case for lobster ...

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You Need to Check Out The Marshmallow Cart

Visiting the Marshmallow Cart in Portland, Maine Most days – nearly every day it’s not catering an event – The Marshmallow Cart is found on a street corner in a park in Portland, Maine. Co-founder Madison Gouzie’s specialty are made-to-order s’mores ...

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Roadside Challenge : Maine

It’s now become part of 50 Campfires Field Trip tradition. As Nick and Clint travel the various regions of the country, they’re stopping at convenience stores and gas stations. Most present them with new foods and flavors they’ve never tried ...

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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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The Appalachian Trail – You Don’t Have To Thru-Hike

Appalachian Trail – Most Well-known in National Trail System Okay. The Appalachian Trail is the most well-known trail in the U.S. National Trail System. Though the current trail is approximately 2170 miles in length, those who hike the whole thing ...

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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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“This Nissan Pathfinder Climbed Mt. Washington”

Team 50 Campfires and their decked out rig tackle the Mount Washington Auto Road. You don’t know what that is? Buckle up and hang on tight. It’s an exciting ride you don’t want to miss! As you sit at the ...

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