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Where to get camping gear
Posted by: Low / mid level spender ()
Date: March 12, 2015 04:04PM

Anyone know a good spot(s) to purchase camping gear?

Thanks

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: tTwkn ()
Date: March 12, 2015 04:24PM

Walmart has a lot of camping stuff. Sometimes I kill time just browsing in that section. REI of course as well.

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: B.Grylls ()
Date: March 12, 2015 04:35PM

I make my own from materials I find out on the trail...

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: SierraTradingPost ()
Date: March 12, 2015 04:37PM

REI rents tents, bags and stoves. You can buy excellent gear there and if you dont like it you can return it any time even years after purchase. I like that about them. Ive done a lot of climbing and camping and I like to bring stuff back if it is not right. You get a dividend so in the end its not more expensive than anywhere else. They have REI outlet.com if you are looking for bargains.

Also SierraTradingPost is very good for price and quality http://www.sierratradingpost.com/?afsrc=1&gclid=CP3-naTVo8QCFWgV7AodQGwABA&codes-processed=true

Walmart is crap. They have brand name stuff made especially cheap just for them - I would not bet my comfort in the outdoors on their merchandise.

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: REI ()
Date: March 12, 2015 04:37PM

Best store for camping, hiking and all outdoor activities.

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: STP ()
Date: March 12, 2015 05:13PM

Dicks, REI, EMS, Casual Adventure.

STP if you use the discounts and don't mind waiting.

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: OP . ()
Date: March 12, 2015 05:18PM

Thanks all!

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: 6DWTP ()
Date: March 12, 2015 05:53PM

Amazon

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: Camping Fool ()
Date: March 12, 2015 05:58PM

6DWTP Wrote:
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> Amazon

Try eBay. I have gotten some great deals.

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: Mail order ()
Date: March 12, 2015 06:49PM

www.campmor.com

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: Priapus ()
Date: March 12, 2015 09:10PM

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: Cheap camper ()
Date: March 12, 2015 11:36PM

Just go to a homeless camp and steal a homeless guys stuff!

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: Ludwig ()
Date: March 13, 2015 01:52AM


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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: 496 ()
Date: March 13, 2015 04:25AM

IS Sonny's still around?

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: 9UYHF ()
Date: March 13, 2015 06:48PM

Dick's near Fair Oaks.

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: Burke Brat ()
Date: March 13, 2015 07:06PM

Gander Mountain, Dicks next to each other in woodbridge

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: Ludwig ()
Date: March 13, 2015 08:39PM

496 Wrote:
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> IS Sonny's still around?


Haven't seen them in years but try Ranger's Surplus.

http://www.rangersurplus.com/

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: gbw ()
Date: March 14, 2015 12:08PM

Appalachian Outfitters at the corner of Rt. 123 and Hunter Mill Rd........ oh ya.... the big box stores put them out of business.

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: Townie ()
Date: March 14, 2015 12:55PM

Dick's Sporting Goods, Springfield Town Center

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: VjmMy ()
Date: March 14, 2015 01:12PM

order online from CHINA - like any store in this area does

except area stores hire mexicans and double the price

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: KvVe3 ()
Date: March 14, 2015 01:12PM

dont need to see your Dick

already know where it came from : china

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: abelard ()
Date: March 14, 2015 09:04PM

Short answer: REI. Slightly longer answer: depends on your camping needs.

If you're not gonna be camping much or camping right out of your car, I wouldn't pay large sums for great equipment. REI sells solid equipment, and even their cheapest is better than the crap sold elsewhere.

If you really want to get into it or just like good equipment, consider buying second hand. There's alway somebody out there who bought a really nice tent then decided they don't like camping. Camping stuff is one of those things that you can sensibly buy used, even sleeping bags and the like (which you can launder). If you can find any MSR stuff used, buy it - outstanding tents and bags. If you're new to camping, make sure you buy a sleeping pad. You'd be surprised how many folks don't buy one given how comfortably they'll make your experience.

Best of luck.

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: FrankRizzo ()
Date: March 14, 2015 09:30PM

I love camping! Thinking about buying a truck and tow behind camper because tents with small children ain't ao fun anymore. Does anyone have any experience with buying one? Best places to find one locally?

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: Home D Camper ()
Date: March 15, 2015 12:14AM

I just got done overnight camping at the Days Inn. Minimal gear required. Free Wifi. Wildlife is dependent on location.

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: CtdNp ()
Date: March 15, 2015 12:16AM

I saw a 45 liter Bear Grylls backpack at Walmart. Would be interesting to try. Was only like $60.

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: bioclotidtai ()
Date: July 10, 2020 08:51AM

Wallmart exactly is just the place

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: Higginbottham ()
Date: July 10, 2020 08:58AM

I woyld pay anything to get some online imported gear that costs way more than Walmart. Maybe some kind sole, out there in internet land, could post such a link for all my online shopping needs.

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: Higginbottham ()
Date: July 10, 2020 09:06AM

Well sheeeeet. Praise Jesus. I guess I am flying non stop to New Zeland for my extraordinary overnight stay in the woods.

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: Higginbottham ()
Date: July 10, 2020 09:06AM

Well sheeeeet. Praise Jesus. I guess I am flying non stop to New Zeland for my extraordinary overnight stay in the woods.

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: FREE camp stuff ()
Date: July 10, 2020 02:01PM

Take it from empty campsites.

Where'd they go? Why'd they leave all their shit here? It's mine now!

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: Ongoing process ()
Date: July 10, 2020 02:43PM

You can buy new if that is your thing - BUT

If you look on CL, ebay, or Facebook market place you can find great equipment that has been used but a few times, and then the owner decided camping was not their thing.

Always inspect carefully before buying. Vintage used/NOS American made equipment is your best choice. Decide the type of equipment best suit your needs, and be patient to find the best deals. I find my best deals in the winter months.

Good luck.

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: Beam me that sleeping bag Scotty ()
Date: July 10, 2020 10:02PM

Ongoing process Wrote:
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> You can buy new if that is your thing - BUT
>
> If you look on CL, ebay, or Facebook market place
> you can find great equipment that has been used
> but a few times, and then the owner decided
> camping was not their thing.
>
> Always inspect carefully before buying. Vintage
> used/NOS American made equipment is your best
> choice. Decide the type of equipment best suit
> your needs, and be patient to find the best deals.
> I find my best deals in the winter months.
>
> Good luck.


How does one "inspect carefully" something being sold on CL, eBay or Facebook?

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: FREE camp stuff ()
Date: July 10, 2020 10:13PM

Inspecting at empty campsites is a breeze.

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: VirtualLarry ()
Date: October 13, 2020 02:13AM

Thanks for sharing peeps! We just got a winter baseball cap and ice tent from Sibereon (AZ, USA) and we are loving it. I also need to buy a lot of stuff on Amazon.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/13/2020 09:22AM by VirtualLarry.

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: Ms14 ()
Date: March 13, 2021 04:26PM

I wait for woman jogger on rock creek to sex her.
Maybe she like maybe she don’t like Spanish me.
I get camp gear with her credit card.
Gringo Condit get in trouble for what me do.
I have nice sleep bag from target(Colombia hite)

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Re: Where to get camping gear
Posted by: Litvin ()
Date: September 15, 2021 06:27PM

Good day. In fact, there are a lot of places now where you can buy camping gear. For example, I recently bought a great backpacking hammock that I really liked. It's very easy to install, it took me less than five minutes.

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