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Is a Double Sleeping Bag Worth It?

You’ve finally found the perfect adventure partner, and because you like to be oh-so-close, you’re thinking about getting a double sleeping bag. Is this the right move? Should you buy one so you can be entwined day and night? I’m ...

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The Wicklund Appalachian Adventure

Russell Wicklund is gearing up to hike the Appalachian Trail with his son, who is also named Russell. We’re going to follow them every step of the way. One of my favorite things about writing for 50 Campfires is meeting ...

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GCI PodRocker: Review

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On a recent 50 Campfires trip, I had the pleasure of spending an entire day waterfall hunting. We were in western North Carolina, and the concentration of waterfalls there is among the highest in the world – 250+ in one ...

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12 Bones BBQ In Asheville Will Knock Your Socks Off

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Tender butts and sweet racks! While many locales claim to be the “home” of BBQ of one kind or another, the Carolinas may have the most legitimate stake. Particularly in North Carolina, BBQ is more of a way of life ...

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50 Campfires Sights & Bites : North Carolina

You know the drill – Clint walks into a roadside convenience store, a farmer’s market, or a off- the-beaten path general store and selects a new food or beverage he has never tried before. He collects these delicacies then hops ...

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Hipcamp Is The Best Website For Planning Your Camping Trip

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Finding the right campsite can be a time-consuming endeavor that involves searching multiple websites for hours. State parks all have their own sites, and in our experience, the quality varies significantly from state to state. National parks are a different ...

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We Had A Blast At Headwaters Outfitters in North Carolina

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Western North Carolina is home to some of the best canoeing and kayaking you’ll find in the United States. The sheer number of rivers and paddling grades offer adventure for beginners and experts alike. You can relax on the calm ...

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On The Hunt For Waterfalls In North Carolina

The Brevard area of North Carolina is known as the “land of waterfalls” for a good reason. With over 250 waterfalls you see them around almost every corner. We had never been waterfall hunting and were curious what it was ...

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The Duluth Pack Scout: Review

You no doubt have seen Duluth Packs. There make like a million different bags. If you’ve ever wondered which model to get I’m going to make a case for the Duluth Pack Scout. The Duluth Pack Scout is the perfect ...

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The Cooler Rest: Review

I hate to overuse this phrase, but the Cooler Rest is one of those products that makes you say “why didn’t I think of that?” Long story short – a guy is out fishing and using his Yeti cooler for ...

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