Camping Tips

First Time Fishing Tips To Get Your Kids Hooked!

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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?

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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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How to Choose Binoculars For Outdoor Adventures

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How to Choose Binoculars A good pair of binoculars should be part of every hiker’s kit. They can allow you to get a better look at the wildlife, or to zoom in on natural features like waterfalls and cliffs, which ...

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Do I Need a Bear Canister?

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Do I need a bear canister? That’s a good question. When you’re camping in bear country, it’s important to remember that bears have a strong sense of smell. Scratch that. Bears have a very strong sense of smell, about equivalent ...

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The Best GPS Apps For Hiking – Pros And Cons

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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 Camping Stoves Be Used Indoors?

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Can Camping Stoves Be Used Indoors? A camp stove is a near-necessity for surviving in the wilderness. It’s lighter than an open fire grill, it’s more reliable, and it doesn’t require you to light a large, open fire. It’s also ...

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Are Camping Cots Worth It?

Are camping cots worth it? Camping cots have been around for as long as people have been sleeping in tents. They’re essentially minimalist beds, with no fancy, newfangled frills like box springs or mattresses. Today’s camping cots are typically manufactured ...

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How to Make it Through the Night if You’re Lost in the Woods

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Sometimes, a camping or backpacking trip turns sour. Maybe you went left instead of right at the last trail marker. Maybe you had to take a detour and got lost in the woods on your way back to the trail. ...

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How To Deal With The 5 Most Dangerous Animals In North America

Whether you’re hiking in the swamps of Florida, the hills of the Northeast, the mountains and deserts of the West, or the cold tundra of Alaska, you may encounter one of the dangerous animals in North America. And while everyone ...

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