50 Campfires : Daily Outdoor

50 Campfires : Daily Outdoor

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Daily Outdoor is a bi-weekly roundup of camping & outdoors tips, tricks, gear, interviews and more. Hosted by Nick and Clint from 50 Campfires, this show is part Wayne’s World, part public access - but all authentic. We hope you’ll enjoy hanging out around our campfire with us!


Avoid Camping Disasters ☠️πŸ”₯
Sep 11, 2018 • 18 min
Because September is Emergency Preparedness month, Nick and Clint put together a handful of useful tips & tricks to stay safe the next time you head out into the woods for a hike or a weekend to the campsite. In addition, we discuss viewer comments and…
SPECIAL EDITION : Mark Norquist | Modern Carnivore | Foraging, Fishing & Hunting
Sep 7, 2018 • 31 min
As you probably know, 50 Campfires is dedicated to family camping. It’s our mission to get people outside - and outside more often. Traditionally the Daily Outdoor podcast is dedicated to topics that directly effect this take on the world. In early…
What Is Moosejaw? πŸ‘
Sep 5, 2018 • 20 min
There’s a buzz traveling around the outdoor world regarding War-Mart’s acquisition of retailer Moosejaw. Which got us wondering…if you’re a Mossejaw customer, are you going to start shopping at War-Mart? If you’re a Way-Mart customer - are you suddenly…
The Best RV Camping : Harvest Hosts - SPECIAL EDITION πŸš™
Aug 3, 2018 • 20 min
I’m going to assume that you understand what the “sharing economy” is…Platforms like AirBnb, Uber and bicycle sharing are changing the way we see and visit the world. Things that seemed almost impossible a decade ago are now standard ways of traveling and…
Tentsile Tree Tents : SPECIAL EDITION 🌳
Jul 9, 2018 • 19 min
On the last Saturday of June 2018, I found myself hanging out inside of a Tentsile tree tent in the heart of the redwood forest in Northern California. You’ve probably seen these tents - or have at least heard of them. I like to think of them as a grown…
Mosquitos Bite You Because YOU STINK! 🐜
Jun 30, 2018 • 21 min
Baylor University released a study this week that shed new light on how mosquitos decide who they’re going to bite. Even scarier? The report shows that they actually STALK their prey! Here’s a link to the full report:…
The Day That Changed Her Life : Special Edition πŸ‘—
Jun 29, 2018 • 10 min
When Marlene arrived in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, she had no idea that a summer job with the YMCA would somehow shape the direction of the rest of her life. On a day in early June, I met Marlene on a trail inside of Rocky Mountain National Park -…
You’re Using Your Hammock Wrong! 😴
Jun 28, 2018 • 16 min
On this episode of the Daily Outdoor, Clint dives into the most common errors that people make when setting up, hanging and sleeping in a hammock. Are you guilty of any of them? For more tips, tricks, recipes, gear reviews and more - visit us at:…
Where Do Sleeping Bag Ratings Come From? πŸ•
Jun 26, 2018 • 17 min
This is a special solo-edition of the 50 Campfires : Daily Outdoor podcast. Clint digs into the nerdy science behind sleeping bag ratings. Have you ever wondered how a company decides how cold a sleeping bag is rated down to? A 20º bag? A 0º bag? We got…
New Belgium Brewing : SPECIAL EDITION 🍻
Jun 25, 2018 • 14 min
In June of 2018, the 50 Campfires team was fortunate to spend a day in Fort Collins, Colorado - and hang out at the New Belgium Brewery. While we were familiar with New Belgium, and have drank our fair share of their beers over the years, we were less…
Outdoor Father’s Day Gift Guide πŸ‘¨‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘¦
Jun 15, 2018 • 15 min
On this special installment of the Daily Outdoor Podcast, Nick and Clint share some of their favorite picks for Father’s Day gifts for the outdoorsy dad in your life. Hopefully you also take him outside! Be sure to bookmark this podcast, and come back to…
Colorado’s Rocky Mountain Trip Recap πŸ”πŸ”
Jun 12, 2018 • 32 min
About 4 times per year, the editorial team from 50 Campfires heads out on the road with no other purpose than to explore new places, meet new people and have interesting experiences. We just returned back after more than a week in the Rocky Mountains of…
Campfire Music from New Belgium Brewing 🍻
Jun 8, 2018 • 14 min
This is a special edition of the 50 Campfires : Daily Outdoor podcast that was recorded live and on location at the New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO. As part of our ongoing “Campfire Session” series, we invited two Colorado musicians to…
Road Tripping Games πŸš—πŸš™
May 27, 2018 • 20 min
Leading up to the Memorial Day Weekend holiday, Nick and Clint discuss some of their favorite games and activities to keep themselves (and kids) occupied in the car on a road trip. For more tips, tricks, recipes, gear reviews and more - visit us at:…
Cache In - Trash Out ♻️
May 24, 2018 • 20 min
It seems like there’s been more awareness lately for taking care of our great outdoor places. From trails to campgrounds, it’s important to leave it better than you found it. On this episode, we focus on three movements that are committed to leaving no…
Super Explosions & Glamping πŸŒ‹
May 16, 2018 • 21 min
The guys came prepared with some of the top outdoor news stories of the week, which somehow included a lot of explosions. They discussed the super volcano lurking beneath Yellowstone National Park, what’s considered “real” camping, and a man in Toronto…
No more “Boy” Scouts + Outdoor Mothers Day Gifts πŸ‘©‍πŸ‘§‍πŸ‘§
May 4, 2018 • 27 min
This week, the Boy Scouts of America decided to drop the word “boy” from their name, in an effort to make the organization more inclusive. We discuss the implications, as well as a new development in the world of Girl Scout camps. Also, we share some of…
Girls in Boy Scouts πŸ‘§πŸ»
May 2, 2018 • 23 min
It’s been 6 months since the Boy Scouts of America have allowed girls to join their ranks. Hot on the heels of Nick spending the day in the field with his local Cub Scout troop, the guys share their opinions - and how far we’ve come. It’s a great…
Booking The Perfect Campsite ⛺️
May 1, 2018 • 22 min
On this episode of the Daily Outdoor, we discuss tips & tricks for booking the perfect campsite this summer. It can sometimes be a challenge finding a great spot in a great campground. Here’s a few tricks that we use - so we don’t get stuck behind the…
The Worst People At The Campsite ☠️
Apr 25, 2018 • 19 min
The 50 Campfires team recently came across a list that was published by Inside Hook called “The 50 Worst People At Your Campsite, Ranked” (you can find the full list here: https://www.insidehook.com/nation/50-worst-people-at-your-campsite-ranked) - and we…
Campfire Cones + Moonshine Cocktails + Coachella Camping 🍦
Apr 23, 2018 • 19 min
Clint and Nick discuss a few Campfire Cone recipes that they’ve put together, as well as sample a moonshine cocktail infusion that Nick has had “brewing” in a mason jar for a week. Coachella decided to delay entrance to the festival campsites, and we…
Field Trip : Florida’s Nature Coast 🦈
Apr 17, 2018 • 8 min
A half dozen times per year, the 50 Campfires team heads out on the road to explore the people, places and locations that make our country unique. In late March 2018, the team headed to Florida to explore the Nature Coast on the Northwestern side of the…
Champing In The U.K. πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
Apr 13, 2018 • 22 min
We first heard about “Champing” about a month ago from an article that we stumbled across online. Basically, it’s the idea of camping or glamping inside of historic churches across the United Kingdom. It was an idea that was developed (and trademarked!)…
Roaming Man Tennessee Whiskey πŸ₯ƒ
Apr 12, 2018 • 20 min
If you follow along with 50 Campfires, then you already know that Nick is a nerd for all things “limited edition”…including whiskey and bourbon. The guys got their hands on a limited run bottle of Roaming Man whiskey from Sugarlands Distilling Company in…
Google’s Most Popular Camping Questions ⛺️
Apr 9, 2018 • 36 min
Clint was left alone in the 50 Campfires Studio for the day, and put together a pretty interesting Q&A show - with the most popular camping-related questions that people ask Google. Sure, som are philosophical, others are pretty straight forward - but…
The Living Vehicle πŸš™
Apr 4, 2018 • 25 min
Matthew Hofmann is an architect living in Southern California. After making a career for himself designing and building small living & working spaces, he started a company called Living Vehicle. This isn’t a part-time mobile home. The Living Vehicles are…
Florida Campfire Session : Shane Secor 🎸
Apr 3, 2018 • 6 min
On Monday, March 26 we invited musician Shane Secor into camp at Lake Griffin State Park in Florida to play a 50 Campfires : Campfire Session. It’s always great to connect with local and national musicians as our paths cross - and this was no exception.…
Want To Be An Outdoor Product Designer? 🎿
Mar 22, 2018 • 28 min
Have you ever dreamed about designing the next great camping product? What about the brain behind a new climbing or hiking innovation? It could become a reality! We recently learned about a program in Outdoor Product Design and Development from Utah State…
Camping In Oregon πŸ”₯
Mar 20, 2018 • 22 min
50 Campfires had the privilege of speaking with Chris Havel, who’s the Associate Director of Oregon State Parks, and has been for nearly 24 years. We wanted to know what was behind record setting years in their campgrounds - as well as some of his…
JAWS On The Water 🦈
Mar 15, 2018 • 20 min
We recently learned about a movie event outside of Austin, TX called JAWS On The Water. Basically, Rolling Roadshow sets up a huge movie screen on the edge of a lake - and projects the movie JAWS onto it. Even better? The audience is floating on inner…
60,000lbs of Spilled Beer 🚚
Mar 15, 2018 • 16 min
On this episode of the Daily Outdoor, Clint discusses a photo that’s been floating around on the internet of a “sneaky” camping spot on the roof of a train station in San Francisco - and how it was discovered. Also, the Florida Interstate got a little…
International Women’s Day 🚺
Mar 9, 2018 • 16 min
We’re celebrating International Women’s Day with a handful of women in the outdoors that inspire us. We talk about the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail…the first woman to summit Mt. Everest, as well as a few of our favorite contemporary…
NASA Sleeping Bags? The End of Drinking Straws? 🍹
Mar 7, 2018 • 19 min
NASA put their best minds to work, and developed a lightweight, compact material that Prima loft took over - and worked into sleeping bags. While we haven’t tried it, we thought the crossover between space and camping was pretty interesting. We also check…
Jason from Friday the 13th At The Bottom of a Lake? 🏊
Mar 1, 2018 • 22 min
An artist in Minnesota has left a scary sculpture at the bottom of an old pit mine lake, appropriately named “Crystal Lake” of Friday the 13th bad guy Jason Voorhees. Also, we talk about the new Light Phone 2 and what Clint liked about the original Light…
YouTube sensation Nikolas Green + Nokia “Matrix” Phone πŸ“±
Feb 28, 2018 • 18 min
Nikolas Green is a young man with a YouTube channel. To celebrate his 70th follower, he decided to spend a night outside…camping for his first time…in a blizzard. Overnight, his videos received millions of views - not because he was an expert camper, but…
Would you camp at Camp Crystal Lake πŸ”ͺ
Feb 26, 2018 • 19 min
We recently came across an auction to spend a night at Camp Crystal Lake - the scene from the original Friday the 13th movies. Not only is it a real place, but for the right price - you can spend the night there on FRIDAY THE 13th!! The guys have mixed…
Drinking Wine in a Can + Talking National Parks 🍷
Feb 26, 2018 • 21 min
As most campers know, glass is a big no-no at the campsite. A single beer or wine bottle can cause havoc for kids, pets - and anyone who enjoys spending time barefoot outdoors. We recently got a shipment of The Drop - wine in a can, and we taste it for…
Eating Gumbo From a Bag & Dutch Oven Brownies 🍰
Feb 23, 2018 • 14 min
One of our favorite camping meals is made by Maine-based Good To-Go. Backed by the skills of an Iron Chef-winning co-owner, these dehydrated meals are spicy, natural and delicious. Even better when we combine them with Outdoor Bill’s 7-Layer, 7,000…
We like being barefoot - The Deal with Xero Shoes πŸ‘£
Feb 23, 2018 • 16 min
For as long as we can remember, Clint’s been trying to convince Nick that zero drop shoes are where it’s at. On this episode of the Daily Outdoor, Nick shows up wearing the newest Coalton shoes from barefoot shoe company Xero Shoes. Clint’s reaction is…
Owen Hiked The Appalachian Trail in 4 months! 🚢
Feb 23, 2018 • 38 min
When Nick and Clint traveled to the Northeast in the summer of 2018, they had the fortune of connecting with a guy named Own Rachampell who worked for Darn Tough Socks. Owen’s claim to fame? He had hiked the entire Appalachian Trail in just 4 months. We…
Nick’s on the road - live from Las Vegas ✈️
Feb 23, 2018 • 6 min
Believe it or not, January is a pretty busy time around the 50 Campfires offices. It’s trade show season, and we’re out looking for trends and gear that’ll make our summer camping trips more enjoyable. On this episode, Nick is broadcasting from the…
Some of Our favorite winter activities ❄️
Feb 23, 2018 • 13 min
What’s your trick to getting outside and staying active during the cold winter months? Ice fishing? Cross country skiing? Snowshoeing? We break down some of our favorite winter activities - and look for yours. Enjoy!
GoPro’s Getting Out Of Drones + Life Saving Beer 🍺
Feb 22, 2018 • 14 min
On this episode, Clint and Nick discuss GoPro getting out of the drone business, and the life-saving beer that comes complete with a blanket and a knife. Plus lots more on this weeks episode of the Daily Outdoor! We’d love to hear what you think - and…
Bourbon, Boots, Waterskiing + C.O.L.D. πŸ₯ƒ
Feb 22, 2018 • 18 min
We didn’t believe it until we saw it with our own two eyes : waterskiing in sub-zero temperatures over the New Years holiday?!? Also, we check out the new TinCup Whiskey X Danner boots collaboration - and what does the acronym C.O.L.D. - what does it mean?
2017 Gear of the Year!
Feb 22, 2018 • 39 min
At the end of every year, the editors from 50 Campfires get together to pick their favorite gear they’ve used over the past 365 days. The winning selections become known as “Gear of the Year”. If you’re looking for new camping, hiking or outdoor gear -…