50 Campfires : Daily Outdoor

50 Campfires : Daily Outdoor

Nick Grzechowiak
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!


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Owen Hiked The Appalachian Trail in 4 months! 🚢

Campfire Cones + Moonshine Cocktails + Coachella Camping 🍦
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 discovered an English climber who has established a B&B hanging over the English Chanel. For more tips, trips, recipes, gear reviews and more - please visit us at http://www.50Campfires.com *Thanks for subscribing & rating the 50 Campfires : Daily Outdoor podcast!
April 24, 2018
Field Trip : Florida's Nature Coast 🦈
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 state. They spent a week exploring natural springs, swimming with manatees, fishing from kayaks and road tripping around the area. This is a brief recap of the trip. To see the full video and photo collection from the trip, visit us at http://www.50Campfires.com *Thanks for subscribing & rating the 50 Campfires : Daily Outdoor Podcast!
April 17, 2018
Champing In The U.K. πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
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!) by The Churches Conservation Trust - a charity group that's responsible for managing and protecting the historical churches in the UK. We had the please of speaking with Chana James, who's the National PR Officer for the Churches Conservation Trust. She shared her insights on how champing got its start, what it takes to spend the night in a church, and the closest champing opportunity to a pub. Enjoy! To learn more about Champing, or to book a visit - check out their website: http://champing.co.uk For more camping tips, tricks, gear reviews, recipes & more - visit us at http://www.50Campfires.com *Thanks for subscribing & reviewing the 50 Campfires : Daily Outdoor podcast!
April 13, 2018
Roaming Man Tennessee Whiskey πŸ₯ƒ
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 Gatlinburg, TN - and gave it a taste. If you're hoping to get your hands on a bottle of the next limited edition run, sign up for Sugarlands email list - and they'll let you know when it's coming: https://www.sugarlands.com/whiskey/pre-order/ For more camping tips, tricks, gear reviews, recipes & more - visit us at http://www.50Campfires.com *Also, thanks for subscribing & rating the 50 Campfires - Daily Outdoor podcast!
April 12, 2018
Google's Most Popular Camping Questions ⛺️
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 regardless - it's a pretty interesting way to gain some insight on other campers around the country. For more tips, tricks, gear reviews, recipes & more - visit us at http://www.50Campfires.com
April 9, 2018
The Living Vehicle πŸš™
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 designed to be full-time living spaces for up to 6 people. They're beautifully designed, and integrate not only indoor space - but bring the outdoors along for the journey as well. You could live off-grid for as long as your water supply allows, thanks to the solar powered construction of the Living Vehicle. We had the pleasure of speaking with Matthew, and asking him what makes his vehicles special - and where they're going. Enjoy. To learn more about the Living Vehicle, visit them: http://www.LivingVehicle.com
April 4, 2018
Florida Campfire Session : Shane Secor 🎸
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. Shane's music blurs the lines between country, folk and even punk rock. It was a pleasure having him in camp with us - and if you get the chance, you should check him out live in concert as he makes his way around the country. For more on Shane Secor, check out his website: http://www.shanesecor.com
April 3, 2018
Want To Be An Outdoor Product Designer? 🎿
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 University. In this episode of the Daily Outdoor, Nick and Clint had the chance to speak with Chase Anderson from the school - who gave us a little more insight into what this degree program is all about. If you're interested in learning more, feel free to reach out to Chase Anderson directly: chase.anderson@usu.edu
March 22, 2018
Camping In Oregon πŸ”₯
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 favorite spots to check out around the state. We were fortunate enough to spend some time camping around the state a few years ago, and had an amazing time in their parks. Stunning, beautiful and memorable. Enjoy!
March 20, 2018
JAWS On The Water 🦈
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 tubes with their feet dangling. They've built in some additional surprises to the experience as well. We caught up with Henri Mazza, the VP of Events for Rolling Roadshow and Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas - who painted a pretty amazing picture of what this event looks like. We hope you enjoy!
March 15, 2018
60,000lbs of Spilled Beer 🚚
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 drunker this week, as a truck hauling 60,000lbs of canned beer overturned - spilling it all over the highway. Do you have an extra $4,000 that you'd like to drop on a vacation? We've got just the trip for you - camping with reindeer herders in Russia. Enjoy!
March 15, 2018
International Women's Day 🚺
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 women in the outdoors. Who inspires you? As always, we'd love to hear about them! Also, don't forget to rate & subscribe! Enjoy!
March 9, 2018
NASA Sleeping Bags? The End of Drinking Straws? 🍹
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 out the new Diamond Grip from Yaktrax - perfect for anyone who needs to move across the frozen winter tundra... Lastly, why are we still using disposable drinking straws? They're filling our oceans with plastic, and there are so many great alternatives on the market. Enjoy!
March 7, 2018
Jason from Friday the 13th At The Bottom of a Lake? 🏊
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 Phone. Enjoy!
March 1, 2018
YouTube sensation Nikolas Green + Nokia "Matrix" Phone πŸ“±
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 rather because he showed his authentic experience of camping for the first time. We also talk about the re-release of the Nokia 8110 cell phone that boasts a 17 day battery life. Maybe it's time to get rid of our smart phones and de-evolve with technology? All that and more - enjoy!
February 28, 2018
Would you camp at Camp Crystal Lake πŸ”ͺ
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 opinions on the topic. IN addition, they overview Glerups wool slippers and the new underwear brand BN3TH.
February 26, 2018
Drinking Wine in a Can + Talking National Parks 🍷
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 the first time. In addition, we talk about a few points from a recent article we published "10 Things Every American Should Know About Our National Parks." Enjoy!
February 26, 2018
Eating Gumbo From a Bag & Dutch Oven Brownies 🍰
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 calorie dutch oven brownies. Enjoy!
February 23, 2018
We like being barefoot - The Deal with Xero Shoes πŸ‘£
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 priceless. Enjoy!
February 23, 2018
Owen Hiked The Appalachian Trail in 4 months! 🚢
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 thought his story and personality were so interesting that we had to talk to him again. We hope you enjoy!
February 23, 2018
Nick's on the road - live from Las Vegas ✈️
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 Venetian Resort while Clint mans the studio back in Minneapolis. Enjoy!
February 23, 2018
Some of Our favorite winter activities ❄️
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!
February 23, 2018
GoPro's Getting Out Of Drones + Life Saving Beer 🍺
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 include you in an upcoming episode! Send us a direct audio message via our profile on Anchor: http://www.anchor.fm/50campfires
February 22, 2018
Bourbon, Boots, Waterskiing + C.O.L.D. πŸ₯ƒ
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?
February 22, 2018
2017 Gear of the Year!
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 - give this episode a whirl.
February 22, 2018

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