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The Duluth Pack Scout: Review

The Duluth Pack Scout is the perfect size for day hikes. 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 ...

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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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The Zebco Splash Spinning Reel Combo: Review

There’s a good chance that when you started fishing you had a Zebco 33 in your hand. In fact, it might still be your rod of choice. However, if you’re starting to prefer casting with spinner baits it’s probably time ...

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The Zebco 33 Telecast Combo : Review

I fly around the country a fair amount with 50 Campfires, and I also love to fish. As you might guess, that means lugging a lot of gear around airports, and the last thing I need to deal with a ...

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10 Favorite Vegetarian Camping Recipes

“Why don’t you give us more vegetarian recipes?” is one of the most common questions from 50 Campfires curious culinary crowd.  Our answer is, “We do!” But we have to admit that they get spread out in the magazine and ...

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Stuffed Pumpkin Done Picture Perfect

stuffed pumpkin sliced in half to reveal layers.

It was a big day for your extended family at the apple orchard. There was apple picking, hayrides, a corn maze, punkin chunkin’, and more. Now everyone’s back at the fire pit in your back yard … and they’re hungry. If you want ...

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Spooky Campfire Stories : Graduation

It was supposed to be a fun camping trip.  It was supposed to be a celebration. Things went horribly wrong…

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Fishing The Beautiful Lakes Of Door County WI

Planning the 50 Campfires Lake Michigan Shores Field Trip, the temptation was great to focus on “The Big Pond” as it’s sometimes called. After all, Lake Michigan is home to three species of salmon, four species of trout, and other ...

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Hike 10,000 Years Back In Time On The Ice Age Trail

ice-age-trail

Most everyone with even a slight interest in the outdoors has heard of the Appalachian Trail, but for many, it’s a “far away” thing.  Far fewer know about the National Trail System or realize there are opportunities to explore trails ...

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The Lighthouses Of Door County

Do you still need convincing Lake Michigan is truly an inland ocean? Well, consider the fact that the remains or full structures of something like 87 lighthouses are to be found on the shores and islands of the third largest ...

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