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Campfire Recipes From Carolina Lowcountry

Carolina Lowcountry cooking is about two things. The first is seafood so fresh it’s still moving – literally. It’s likely just minutes off the boat. The second is about cooking up that seafood over an
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Gear of the Year Awards 2015: Camp Chef Pocket Puff Iron

If you like pancakes and popovers, you’ll love ebleskivers. They are small ball-shaped pastries that originated in Denmark. They’re cooked with a special pan that has hemispherical indentations. They
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Gear of the Year Awards 2015: Firebuggz Original Log Lugger

It goes without saying, around here we’re “into” campfires. While campers come with great diversity of preferences for locales, accommodations, activities, food, and camping companionship, the nearly
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My 10 Most-Read Stories at The Big Outside

By Michael Lanza Which story of mine first led you to find this blog? Which stories here interest you the most? (I’d really appreciate reading your answers to those questions in the comments sec
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5 Tips For Spending Less on Hiking and Backpacking Gear

By Michael Lanza My first two-person tent set me back only about twice what you’d pay today for a good, single-burner backpacking stove. It weighed several pounds and was bulky for backpacking. I nick
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Torched Halloween Candy Tasting Notes

What if you toasted all of your favorite Halloween candy? Would it taste better? Worse? Good idea? Bad idea? We’ve been having a lot of fun with a BernzOmatic torch around the office this month.
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Don’t Forget This Essential Gear For Winter Camping

Winter camping may sound miserable, but can actually be breathtakingly beautiful and serene. It takes some additional camping equipment than what you would normally take on a summer trip. But when tem
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