Camping Gear

The Rumpl Puffy Fleece Blanket : True Fireside Luxury

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When you’re car camping, you have the luxury of bringing creature comforts along for the ride. One thing we usually end up fighting over in camp is Rumpl blankets. We’ve owned several of them, and on the last trip, we ...

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LOWA Maddox Lo Womens : Review

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On a recent trip, I had a chance to reconnect with my brother, Nick, for a day of fishing in Door County. One of the perks of having a brother in the outdoor industry is that sometimes he’s kind enough ...

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Tentsile T-Mini Hammock Review

You’ve seen them…everywhere. Tentsile has been making tree tents, and garnering the cameras of photographers and Instagrammers everywhere. They’re just plain cool. Alongside their full lineup of tents, sits the often overlooked Tentsile T-Mini Hammock. It’s strange, on a lot ...

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The Grip6 Conservation Series : A Great Belt Gives Back

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I’ve been wearing a Grip6 belt for two years now, and I’m convinced that it’s the best belt on the market. I’m a big fan of minimalist functionality, and that’s exactly what this belt excels at. The buckles weigh less ...

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What We Saw at OR This Summer

Show floor at Summer OR Show is a busy place.

The annual Summer Outdoor Retailers Show is the largest gathering of outdoor gear and apparel manufacturers anywhere. It’s where the manufacturers unveil new products to the outlets that will sell them … and to the media. 50 Campfires always attends ...

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COAST HX5R Flashlight Review : Rechargeable USB Flashlight

COAST HX5R FLASHLIGHT USB rechargeable flashlights are all the rage … and for good reason. They work well time after time.The only drawback is they can be a substantial investment. The COAST HX5R solves that problem. For $40 MSRP, the ...

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Our Week With The Kershaw Leek Knife

Our Week with the Kershaw Leek One of the reasons for 50 Campfires field trips is testing. We try out gear of all sorts, to be sure, but we also test our theories. The Heart of the Rockies Field trip ...

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Bernzomatic Trailblazer Extender & Explorer : Camping Torches

Having a reliable source of fire when camping should be in your Top 10 “Must Haves” when packing for a trip. Whether you’re heading out for a weekend getaway, or hoofing it off the beaten path for an extended outing ...

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Advanced Elements Ultralight Kayak : Review

The Advanced Elements Ultralight Kayak is great for all ages and skill levels. I’ve been curious about inflatable kayaks for a long time. I love to paddle, and for much of my life, I simply didn’t have anywhere to store ...

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One World Bracelet Review : Two Weeks Later

One World Bracelet Review : Two Weeks Later Maybe it was simply the timing, or possibly the way that my internet algorithm sees me – but about a month ago, I was served an ad on Facebook for something called ...

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