Gadgets

The New Zebco 33 Reel – Available in 2020

On the last 50 Campfires Field Trip, I had a chance to field-test the new Zebco 33 reel that will be out in 2020. The most significant change is that it will have a 20% faster retrieval rate. I like ...

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Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener: Review

work sharp guided field sharpener review

The Work Sharp Guided Field Sharpener is one of the best ways to keep an edge on your knife in the field that I know of. It has two features that set it apart from other sharpeners: 1) five levels ...

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Kershaw Reverb: Review

kershaw reverb review

Here’s something that I’ve noticed over the past few years: I don’t usually need a large knife for most camp tasks. I’m usually cutting rope, carving a marshmallow stick, or opening a package of hotdogs. In all of these cases, ...

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The Best GPS Apps For Hiking – Pros And Cons

gps apps for hiking

Best GPS Apps For Hiking As recently as the turn of this century, every gas station and convenience store in the country had racks full of road maps. Nowadays, not only is it hard to find a paper road map, ...

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Can Bike Racks Go On Any Car?

can bike racks go on any car

Can Bike Racks Go On Any Car? If you want to take your bike on vacation, or even on a day trip to a nearby park, you’ll need to have some way of getting it from point A to point ...

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Zebco ROAM and Spyn Combos: Review

Zebco Spyn Combo

Some lucky fishing enthusiast first purchased the Zebco 33 that we all know and love in 1954. Many of us grew up with that iconic reel, and loved it, mainly because the thing never failed. Over the years Zebco has ...

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COAST PX250 Flashlight: Review

coast px250

The COAST PX250 flashlight might not have been designed with camping in mind, but I found that it was perfect camping and road tripping. First off, you have a powerful 650 lumen light focuses with a quick twist. It’s more ...

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Spright Solar USB LED Lantern: Review

The options for camping lanterns seem endless these days, primarily due to LED lights. They make lanterns more durable, but even more important, more efficient. So efficient in fact, that small solar panels can charge them up with ease. One ...

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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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