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Old 04-04-2012, 06:54 AM   #1
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Adventure gear at Walmart?

I think that we can all agree that the large chain stores like Walmart, Target, etc. are not always the best places to buy moto gear. But I do know that there are valuable items at these chain stores that we can all use on our ADV trips. So, what have you bought that you can recommend to all other inmates and/or what items can you recomend we stay far away from? Don't forget your pictures!!!

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Old 04-04-2012, 08:36 AM   #2
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Mini Mag Lite from WallyWorld

1/4" drive sockets from Home Depot, and Allen Keys

Mini Air Comp from Canadian Tire, zip ties, electrical tape

CF cards for camera from Best Buy

Helly Hansen long underwear from Marks Work Warehouse

Bic lighter from any gas station
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:51 AM   #3
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Rain gear on a trip to Wyoming. Coleman back packs with water bladder($19.00!) not as fancy as a Camel Back brand but for a fraction of the cost I don't feel bad throwing them away when I forget to clean it out and it becomes a SCIENCE EXPERIMENT inside the bladder.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:18 AM   #4
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Rain gear on a trip to Wyoming. Coleman back packs with water bladder($19.00!) not as fancy as a Camel Back brand but for a fraction of the cost I don't feel bad throwing them away when I forget to clean it out and it becomes a SCIENCE EXPERIMENT inside the bladder.
I have two different High SIerra hydration packs from walmart, Both have served me well and have benn much cheaper than the name brands
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:24 AM   #5
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I used a Target-branded tent for 4 years -- worked great in middle of the road weather, and, at a fraction of the cost of a better known brand, was a great bargain.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:28 AM   #6
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For about $1 Walmart sells a 4-pack of those string-type zipper pulls - excellent for jackets and softbags.
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Old 04-04-2012, 09:35 AM   #7
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Let us not forget the Stearns ATV seat pad from Wally World. Under $20, and adds a little more comfort to many DS seats.

Also the Actionpacker storage bin, which makes a good and cheap top box, available at Lowes.

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Old 04-04-2012, 09:39 AM   #8
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Rain gear on a trip to Wyoming. Coleman back packs with water bladder($19.00!) not as fancy as a Camel Back brand but for a fraction of the cost I don't feel bad throwing them away when I forget to clean it out and it becomes a SCIENCE EXPERIMENT inside the bladder.
I'll never again buy Camelbak stuff when Wally World sells the same thing for 1/4 the cost.

I had to replace a bit piece for my Camelbak and instead of the $2 for a pack of 3 for the Wally World brand I had to pay $10 for 2 at the ritzy camping store downtown.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:57 PM   #9
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Let us not forget the Stearns ATV seat pad from Wally World. Under $20, and adds a little more comfort to many DS seats.

Also the Actionpacker storage bin, which makes a good and cheap top box, available at Lowes.

I can't find that ATV pad at any of our Walmarts!
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:50 PM   #10
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Check the net for the item at Walmart.It will tell if a store near you has this cover in stock .
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:00 PM   #11
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nice thread idea.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:01 PM   #12
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walmart...
oil by the gallon....camp dry waterproofing spray...misc camp gear...socks

ace hardware...sockets.....pvc for fork preload spacers.

bass pro shops tent.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:14 PM   #13
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Clip-on flip-up sunglasses; found them right next to the decoy deer, in the hunting section. Of course only if your Walmart/kmart/sportmart has a hunting section. I find I have to drive an hour or two away from Chicago before those show up.

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Old 04-04-2012, 05:07 PM   #14
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I can't find that ATV pad at any of our Walmarts!
Same here so I got mine from Amazon. A couple bucks more as I recall but still less than 20 bucks.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:13 PM   #15
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I can't find that ATV pad at any of our Walmarts!

Buy it online and have it shipped. That's what I did.
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