Camping Gear

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 opportunit
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The Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Titanium Watch

The Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Titanium watch is one sexy beast. First off, it undergoes 130 homologation tests to make sure that it’s tough as nails. What’s a homologation test? All y
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Victorinox Swiss Army SwissTool BS: Review

A good multi-tool is a must-have around the campsite. From carving roasting sticks to fixing zippers, you just can’t beat the functionality. The Victorinox Swiss Army SwissTool BS does an excell
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Review: The 10 Best Down Jackets of 2017

Testing the Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hoody in Wyoming’s Wind River Range. By Michael Lanza There’s a certain irony in looking for an insulated jacket for outdoor activities these days. While many of
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Prickly Pear Cactus Salad

Prickly Pear Cactus Salad Simple, delicious salad you can whip together right at the campsite. Fresh chopped tomatoes are best, but you can get by with canned if you have to … just be sure to drain t
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Skillet Eggs with Nopalitos

Eating Prickly Pear Cactus To look at them growing in their natural habitat – and especially to touch them – you might never think of prickly pear cactus as a food source. In reality, both the pads (a
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