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Old 04-04-2012, 09:53 PM   #16
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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.
In a pinch in 1998 I bought the cheapest two-man tent they had at Walmart. I think it cost $30. My thought was I'd use it for the weekend and then I could throw it away or whatever.

Ten years and scores, if not a couple hundred uses later, I was still toting it around. The zipper would stick sometimes, but it was still pretty much waterproof, comfortable, and I never had trouble with it. I put it up in the flea market here on ADV for free and someone snatched it up. I never heard back from that person.

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Old 04-05-2012, 04:01 AM   #17
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They sell a nice set of waterproof duffles for $30. A lot of Walmart camping gear is very handy. :)
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:02 AM   #18
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They sell a nice set of waterproof duffles for $30. A lot of Walmart camping gear is very handy. :)
Here are the duffels. They are not completely waterproof as a little water got in but I keep anything that has to be dry in a trash bag inside the duffel.




Now this bag was $13 from Wal-Mart and is completely waterproof:

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Old 04-05-2012, 05:18 AM   #19
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They sell a nice set of waterproof duffles for $30. A lot of Walmart camping gear is very handy. :)
Great bags. I have checked the large one when flying and it's survived pretty well.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:23 AM   #20
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My first stop whenever I find myself too cold on the bike is a Stuff-Mart for a few dollars worth of those single-use hand warmer packs. Throw one in every pocket and hit the road again - makes a big difference.

Wal-Mart usually has them pretty cheap in a wide variety of sizes.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:41 AM   #21
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The Coleman butane/propane camping fuel canisters at Mall-Wart are made by the same French company that manufactures them for the "big name" mountaineering suppliers such as MSR. As the Belgians graciously standardized the fittings, they strap right up to just about any P/B stove of modern vintage.

The "Peak One Mirco Butane Stove" stove itself is a variant of the Campingaz stove that's been around since the early seventies or before. It doesn't have the panache of some of the mountaineering stoves, but it is inexpensive and boils water just as hot.

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Old 04-05-2012, 06:25 AM   #22
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Classic Stanley thermos lids and coleman lantern..

When I loose my lid/cup from my stanley thermos, Walmarts camping/sporting good section and they sell the lids and stuff separately. I also like the fuel canisters for the camp stoves and the small single mantel lantern.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:35 AM   #23
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I have lots of Walmart gear. Most of it is a great value. One of my riding buddies once proposed that we could do an entire expedition equipped with only Ozark Trails gear and come out okay.

My favorite is the round LED lantern they have that looks like a flying saucer. I just returned a significantly more expensive LED lantern to REI because it didn't come close to lighting the tent like the $15 Walmart light did.

My newest find are the Coleman camp meals they are selling at my local store. Not quite as tasty as some of the other name brand camp meals but the price is right.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:36 AM   #24
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+1 on the ATV seatpads for dual sport use
+1 on those red duffles

AND,

in the camping area, they have some roll-top stuff sacks with buckles, great for stowing small gear, clothes, etc., I think a three pack of different sizes was like ten bucks.

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Wally also sells the infamous $12 "Slime Air Compressor" that is pocket size.

Ps: Why did i know in advance that the ATV seat pad would appear on a KLR?

(I have one in the barn too)
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:41 AM   #25
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I bought a cheap dry bag at Walmart and some sealant from home depot and patched my Wolfman bags. I cut the dry bag into squares and added them to my tool kit so I can patch on the fly if I need to.

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Old 04-05-2012, 07:26 AM   #26
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Scored a ton of good useable stuff from big boxers. Love Chinese stuff, especially the girls...
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:08 PM   #27
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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 think I bought the same one. Worked well so far. and at $20.00, I'm happy.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:35 PM   #28
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Camp stove fuel

Picked up Coleman propane/butane cans for the MSR SuperFly.
They also sell white gas if you need it.
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:21 PM   #29
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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 .
I've been on the lookout for these for ages, and I went looking again last night. Walmart showed 2 local stores with them in stock and the second did have them.

They're rolled up - so a little harder to spot:

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Old 04-05-2012, 03:45 PM   #30
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I've been on the lookout for these for ages, and I went looking again last night. Walmart showed 2 local stores with them in stock and the second did have them.

They're rolled up - so a little harder to spot:

They're not as good as a custom seat, but help a lot for pretty short money. If you take your seat on and off a lot, or simply want to remove the thing for dirty riding, zip tie the straps to the frame. That way, you can pop the pad off and not lose a strap.
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