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Visit these 100 National Parks for FREE on Martin Luther King Jr. Day


As we always say at 50 Campfires, anything that gets you off the couch and outdoors is a good thing! This Monday you can visit 100 national parks for free! The more popular parks charge up to a $35 entrance ...

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Portlandia’s “Get The Gear” Skit Is Spot On

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We’ve all seen them on the trail. They have a hydration pack. They have walking sticks. They’re probably wearing $1000 of clothing and gear. …and the trail is 1.3 miles long. Gear is fun, but it can be a trap. ...

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The Best National Parks to Visit in the Winter

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Nature lovers often think of winter as the off-season. You don’t play football in May, and you don’t go hiking in December. But what if we told you that winter can be the best time of year to visit some ...

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Gear Of The Year Awards 2019

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2019 is coming to a close, and it’s time for us to talk about our favorite gear! Like every outdoor media platform, we work with brands to create sponsored content throughout the year. It helps us keep the lights on, ...

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2019 Outdoor Gift Guide

Shopping for outdoor enthusiasts isn’t easy. They tend to be practical folks that buy gear when they need it. They’re also gearheads, so good luck finding a gadget that they haven’t seen or don’t already own. That’s why we put ...

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Thanksgiving Camping Recipes With Barrett Family Wines

Thanksgiving recipes and wine pairing guide from Barrett Family Wines Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and whether you’re cooking at the campsite or in your kitchen, these recipes will surely delight! Each recipe was tested in the 50 Campfires ...

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Geocaching – What It Is And How To Get Started

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Why wouldn’t you add a treasure hunt to your hike? Geocaching is a strange phenomenon. There are over three million geocaches hidden in 191 countries on all seven continents, yet I still meet people who have never heard of it. ...

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Cooking In The Vistabule Teardrop Trailer

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Cooking In The Vistabule Teardrop Trailer On the last 50 Campfires trip, I had the opportunity to hit the road with a Vistabule Teardrop Trailer. They’re made in St. Paul, MN, and they’re growing in popularity every year. Traveling with ...

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Vistabule Teardrop Trailer Review: Four Rainy Days In Northern MN

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Vistabule Teardrop Trailer Review: Four Rainy Days In Northern MN Teardrop trailers have a unique history in the United States. They became popular after World War II when the economy was strong, and scrap metal was easily found to build ...

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The Eternal Flame Burns Continuously Behind A Waterfall In New York [VIDEO]

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The Eternal Flame is a naturally occurring natural gas leak in Orchard Park, NY. It sits in a small grotto behind a waterfall and is the most unique natural gas leak in the world for two reasons. First, most natural ...

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