Camping Gear

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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Sea to Table: Beer Steamed Dungeness Crab

It’s easy to fall into the same old routine when camping, especially when it comes to preparing your food. While we all love grilling up brats and big, juicy hamburgers, we at 50 Campfires challenge y
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Take Me Fishing! Getting Started in Fly Fishing

When fly fishing is mentioned, you probably have an image in your head of someone in waders standing in a glacier runoff mountain stream and tons of gear hanging from them, so much so that it might fe
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Gear Review: MSR Freelite 2 Ultralight Tent

  MSR Freelite 2 Ultralight Backpacking Tent MSR Freelite 2 $440, 2 lbs. 7 oz. (not including stuff sacks and stakes) backcountry.com How important is low gear weight to you—and what are you will...
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