Tag Archives: Camping

25 Best Campgrounds Within Two Hours of Chicago IL

The daily grind of life can be taxing on your mind, body and soul. We know how crucial it is not to waste time doing unnecessary research when you only have one free weekend in who knows how long. That’s ...

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Zip 8 Solid Fuel Cubes: Review

zip 8 solid fuel cubes

If you want to start a fire the first time, every time, it’s hard to beat a good fire starter. Gathering tinder in the forest works great, if you can find it. There’s also the issue of time. Sometimes you’re in ...

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The Coldest Beer You’ve Ever Had With The Kooler Cap

Kooler Cap

Every year I have a group camping trip that lasts four days, so keeping the food and beer cold is a top priority. If you’re a gadget freak like me, you don’t have a lot of spare money for high end ...

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Camping Apps — Some of Our Favorites

Any time we’re getting ready to head out into the great outdoors, we’re sure to pack the essentials. We’ve got our tent, sleeping bags, day packs, fire starting gear, cooking essentials and more. But one item that we’ve noticed ourselves ...

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Camping Vs Glamping

What happens when two 50 Campfires contributors square off on topics and gear that matter in the camping world? Punches get thrown, voices get raised, cats and dogs living together, complete madness… Welcome to 50 Campfires Versus and camping vs ...

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Planning 2016 Camping Trips

Mobile home with vacation

Some of us are better at upholding the old Boy Scout motto of “Be Prepared.” We’ve found that being prepared for camping, especially planning camping trips, is essential to get the most out of your camping season. Doesn’t it just ...

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Old Town Loon 111 Outfitter

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Here at 50 Campfires, we love getting out on the water. In our book, nothing beats a day out paddling on the lake. But not every voyage calls for our canoe, and sometimes we like to explore smaller waterways that ...

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Waterproof Tuff Truck Bags

Holiday Gift Guide

Pickup trucks are great for camping, they offer excellent off-roading capabilities, towing capacity, and most importantly, they have tons of cargo space so you can load in everything from tents to kayaks. But when inclement weather comes around, we’ve often ...

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Slumberjack Sightline 2

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In our experience, most 2-person tents are never meant to hold more than one person, let alone the sleeping bag, pad, and gear that multiple campers bring to the site.  We found that the Slumberjack Sightline 2 is an exception to ...

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Potable Aqua Pure Electrolytic Water Purifier

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When you’re out hiking in the mountains, that crystal clear stream may look safe to drink, but don’t bet on it. There is a big difference between the water you may come across out in the great outdoors and the ...

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