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Portland Woolen Mills Hiking Quilt: Review

We recently spent a week in Oregon and had an opportunity to try out an exciting new product from Portland Woolen Mills. They call it a hiking quilt, and it’s unlike any sleeping bag you’v
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10 Really Cool Outdoor Adventures With Kids

By Michael Lanza Want to guarantee that your kids are always excited about getting outdoors as a family? Find adventures that excite them. We adults tend to look for nice scenery, but that, by itself,
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5 Trailer Tips for Pull Behind Trailers

Travel Trailer Tips With Lance Campers Traveling with a pull-behind style camper means bringing tons of modern conveniences with you, wherever you go. We must say, if you’ve never spent a night in one
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Versus: Fly Fishing vs Reel Fishing

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…
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10 Easy Breakfast Recipes

Jumpstart Your Day: 10 Easy Breakfast Recipes Every now and then, it’s fun to whip out the Dutch oven for a tasty breakfast treat – like our caramel cinnamon rolls. But for the majority of backp
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In The Can: Portland Brews

During our Field Trip to Portland we came across a variety of tasty Portland Brews. Here are some great Portland Brews of note! Flat Tail Brewing – Tailgater Kölsch Flat Tail Brewing – Tailgater Köls
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Clean Trek Odor Control Body Towels: Review

“Your fellow hikers should be funky, not smell funky.” This is a quote from our friends over at Clean Trek, and we couldn’t agree more! I recently spent five days touring Oregon and ...
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13 Hacks to Make Your Hiking Boots Last

Without question, hiking boots are the most important piece of gear a hiker will own. It is your only contact point between you and the ground. A good pair makes the hike seamless and enjoyable. A wor
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Fired Up Food with Chef Jeff Nizlek

Prior to leaving for Portland, we came across a contemporary bistro called the Silver Grille and reached out to the head chef about preparing a meal at our campsite. Chef Jeff Nizlek immediately jumpe
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Fat Tire Bikes or Mountain Bikes – The Great Debate

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, the debate between mountain bikes and fat tire bikes has risen to a colossal level. Which one do I ride when? Do I need those oversized tir
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