7 Tips To Keep Your Cooler CRAZY Cold

*This content is directed toward an audience of legal drinking age. Wow! We’ve come a long, long way in cooler technology in the last decade. Super-insulated, roto-molded coolers are at nearly every campsite you visit these days. There are dozens of manufacturers cranking them out, and they’re all pretty danged good. These super-coolers hold ice […]

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Camping Recipes with Pinyon Pine Nuts

Pinyon Pine Nuts with Pasta Have you ever eaten Pinyon Pine Nuts? Chances are pretty good you’ve heard of and eaten regular ol’ pine nuts (aka pignolias). They’ve been a food source all the way back to Old Testament and before. They are still a primary ingredient in Mediterranean and Italian cooking. Classic pesto is made with basil, olive oil, garlic, […]

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6 Tips For Enjoying Winter Hammock Camping

In north woods, we don’t let a little thing like winter get in the way of camping enjoyment. We just adapt, gear up … and conquer. Hammock camping is the rage right now … for a lot of good reasons. A quick search of “hammock” on the Bass Pro Shops or Cabela’s websites will amaze […]

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The 5 Course Foil Packet Feast

At 50 Campfires, we love foil packet meals. They are a great way to go when you’re preparing campfire meals for yourself, for you and a camping partner, your family, or an entire camping crew. The advantages of foil packets at the campfire are many: You don’t have to bring much along except the ingredients […]

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The Complete Guide To Firewood

Our name says it all! We believe the perfect campfire is at the center of a great time outdoors. That’s why it’s so disappointing if you get bad firewood you can’t light no matter what you do, or the stuff that just smolders and smokes and barely burns. We want your every campfire to be […]

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14 Essential Dutch Oven Cooking Tools

With a Dutch oven, you can learn to cook anything at the campfire you can prepare in your own oven and/or on the stovetop at home. It just takes a little patience, some practice, and the right Dutch oven cooking tools. But when it comes right down to it, Dutch oven cooking is pretty simple. […]

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The Making of Gear of the Year – 2017

Gear is the lifeblood of the 50 Campfires office. There is seldom a week that goes by during which we’re not unboxing the latest and greatest something. We’re blessed with the fairly unique opportunity of demo’ing, testing, and abusing some of the best outdoor gear on the planet for a living – and it’s a […]

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Ask Me: Finding ‘More Complicated’ Family Adventures and Hiring Guides

Mr. Lanza, I am writing to ask your advice on how to find more complicated active outdoors experiences for my kids. I live on the East Coast (small town, coastal South Carolina), but as a family we’ve been camping and hiking in the North Carolina mountains for some time now. My children are six and […]

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