Camping Tips

Tents vs Hammocks – Which One is Right For You?

Tents vs Hammocks – Which One is Right For You? If you’ve been keeping your eyes open at campsites for the past few years, you’ve probably noticed a growing trend. And no, it’s not the fact that Crocs remain surprisingly ...

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The 7 Leave No Trace Principles Every Camper Should Follow

7 leave no trace principles

The 7 Leave No Trace Principles Every Camper Should Follow As campers, it’s our responsibility to leave the outdoor world as clean and undisturbed as it was before we went there. Not only does this allow plants and animals to ...

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How to Pack a Hiking Backpack For All Day Comfort

how to pack a hiking backpack

How to Pack a Hiking Backpack So you’re going to take a backpacking trip. You’re about to spend a weekend – or a week – carrying everything you need for survival and fun. Just think of all the things you’ll ...

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6 Genius Cooler Hacks

Here are six great ways to get high-buck performance from your low-budget cooler. SUPER POLAR BEAR TUBES You may know a polar bear tube is a PVC pipe with water inside it and the ends sealed. You store them in ...

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Batoning Wood With A Knife To Make Quick Kindling

batoning wood with a knife

Batoning wood with a knife is a great way to make kindling at the campsite. Before I talk about how to do it, let me first talk about when you would not want to baton wood. It is not meant ...

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Got A Birthday? Don’t Forget The Fishing Poles!

Introducing friends to fishing

  On our last 50 Campfires Field Trip, we had the good fortune of celebrating a birthday with friends at the lake. It was hot and sunny, and a perfect day for fun in the sun. Our mission has always ...

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How To Carve A Spoon At The Campsite

how to carve a spoon

A few years ago I was camping with some friends, and as soon as we got there, one of the guys started carving a spoon. I soon learned that he does this every time he goes camping, and I thought ...

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First Time Fishing Tips To Get Your Kids Hooked!

first time fishing tips

One of our favorite things to do is introduce people to fishing. The look on their face when the bobber goes down is priceless, and if they are lucky enough to catch a few fish, they’re likely hooked for a ...

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10 Do’s And Don’ts For First Boating Adventures

 At 50 Campfires, we believe in getting them started young when it comes to all outdoor pursuits, including boating. As in all things, the key to keep them coming back is having a great first experience on the water. As ...

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What Do the Numbers on Binoculars Mean?

what do the numbers on binoculars mean

What Do the Numbers on Binoculars Mean? If you’re shopping for binoculars, chances are you’ve seen a series of numbers and symbols in the product description. Something along the lines of “12-40×40” or “10/30×25”. To the uninitiated, these can be ...

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