Looking Back : Vintage Camping In Minnesota

As the old saying goes, they just don’t make ’em like they used to. While times (and gear) have changed, we decided to take a fond look back at some history of vintage camping in Minnesota over the years. As much as has changed, many things have remained a constant. The draw of Minnesota’s lakes […]

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9 S’mores Recipes That’ll Take Camping Dessert To The Next Level

Here are 9 S’mores recipes that we love making and enjoy around the campfire! 9 S’mores Recipes The recipes are s’more shortbread, birthday s’more, choice s’more, christmas s’more, spicy s’more, sunshine s’more, pb&c s’more, savory s’more, and cheesecake s’more. We’re having a difficult time determining our favorite s’more! It looks like we’re going to have to […]

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19 Wonderfully Nostalgic Vintage Camping Ads

It’s easy to look back on vintage camping ads, and brush them off as outdated or out of touch. Sure, the messaging might be a little “off” – but it’s fun to look back at the roots of many successful products to see their relationship with the outdoors. We hope you enjoy cruising through this […]

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15 Stunning Vintage Spartan Trailers Advertisements

If you’re anything like us, you love taking a look back into the early days of RV and trailer camping. One of the standouts for us, are definitely the Vintage Spartan Trailers. When William G. Skelly purchased the struggling Mid-Continent Aircraft Manufacturing Company of Tulast in 1928, it was unlikely that he had a vision […]

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Cozy Winter Nights Start with Coffee Cocktails

Most outdoor lovers love to start the day with coffee. While these concoctions might be a bit potent to sip while enjoying the sunrise, come those evening hours of staring into the crackling campfire, these hot coffee cocktails are just right! Go ahead. Mix up a couple of mugs for you and that special someone. […]

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27 Great Hiking Trails Near New York City

New York City is well-known for walking. People there walk to work; walk to lunch; walk home; at the very least walk to the subway or train station. They walk their dogs. Even with all that walking, many seek places to go hiking, as well. That’s why 50 Campfires decided to dive in and come […]

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10 Great Destinations With Names Outdoor Lovers Will Love

It’s a quote that certainly fits around Valentine’s day. It’s got roses. It’s from “Romeo and Juliet.” It applies to outdoor lovers as much as it applies to anyone with affection for each other. William Shakespeare wrote: “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Very true when applied to the predicament of […]

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7 Fruit Cutting Shortcuts To Save Time

When you’re preparing meals at the campsite or food to take along on a picnic or camping trip, you don’t want to spend a lot of time. Of course, you want great tasting food, but if there’s any way you can save some time in turning it out, that’s a big plus. Take fruit cutting, […]

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