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Old 04-08-2012, 06:29 AM   #46
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I have the ATV seat cover on my Ural, a few dry bags, a Camelback knock-off, and a few other odds and ends that work just fine.

My best score was a bunch of propane/butane stove cartridges off a clearance rack for $1.99 each. Always check the clearance racks near the sporting goods.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:40 AM   #47
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fbj913, I just found one at the Leavenworth, KS Wally's in the motorcycle section of the auto area. Seem to be a hit or miss item at some stores. It was $29. Had to hunt for it and may have missed it at other area Wally's.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:45 AM   #48
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If you like Underarmour stuff, but not the prices, try Wallyworld's Starter tops & shorts. Pretty much the same stuff for about one fourth the price. Target's Champion stuff also.
Or TJ Max! They have nice "underarmor" type cloths too!
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:14 AM   #49
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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:

I tried one of those and like most cult classics, it sucked. It made the seat maybe .00000001% better and looked like shit to boot.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:21 AM   #50
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WMart tiedown straps

Needed to tie down two bikes in a U-Haul truck after a small emergency ended our trip a few years ago.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:42 AM   #51
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Mountain House camp food.
"MalWart" carries the Mountain House freeze-dried meals? I'll bet they're a lot cheaper than Really Expensive Inventory.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:00 AM   #52
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Tastier and cheaper than freeze-dried, and pretty easy to heat up:



The Carne Asada is really good rolled in a tortillia with a dash of salsa.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:36 AM   #53
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"MalWart" carries the Mountain House freeze-dried meals? I'll bet they're a lot cheaper than Really Expensive Inventory.
Boy, ain't that the truth. I have been a REI member since 1975 and it has become quite the expensive and yuppified store. But then again, just about all the outdoor outfitters have had to do that to survive. I think the same thing when I am back East on business and go to an Eastern Mountain Sports store.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:49 AM   #54
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If you like Underarmour stuff, but not the prices, try Wallyworld's Starter tops & shorts. Pretty much the same stuff for about one fourth the price. Target's Champion stuff also.
$11 Target C9 Champion undies are my favorite. $1 more than Walmart, but way better in fit and quality.
I also have a huge Coleman drybag from Walmart- it goes across the pillion seat and both panniers. As for the hydration, Geigerrig still beats the budget offerings.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:57 AM   #55
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In the south we have a big box sporting goods store called Academy. It's no REI or anything, but it's a bit more pleasant to shop at IMO than a Gander Mountain. They have a camping section that has plenty of odds and ends. You can usually get decent tents, waterproof boots, freeze dried food, light weight cooking stuff, ect. They also sell stuff like SD cards and such at a premium if you look for them, but I usually buy that stuff online.

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Old 04-10-2012, 12:08 PM   #56
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academy is also a good place to buy guns (got a S&W .40 Sigma for $250 there last year) and sunglasses too

I buy these by the handful. They work great and are cheap. If I scratch them or they get lost I feel like a honey badger.

http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/st...ection&Ntk=All
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:06 PM   #57
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I have been a REI member since 1975 and it has become quite the expensive and yuppified store..
I go to REI once in a while, usually with a friend who still shops there, but I can't remember the last time I actually bought anything.

The prices and the yuppification are the two reasons I don't like it there. I get the same feeling when I walk into an Apple Store.

Next time I visit my local MalWart I'm going to have to spend a little more time looking around their sporting goods section.
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Old 04-11-2012, 01:25 PM   #58
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every year I pick up a few USA Atlases at Walmart....for like $5 or $6 each...good trip planning...I cut out the pages I need for a trip and throw them in a ziploc....

I have tens of thousands of miles on an Outdoor research camelback....as previously mentioned, cheap and easy...and replace the bite valve once or twice a year for under a buck...replacement bladder is under $10 too...

like Jamie, I bought a monster big tent for under $50 with the intent or short term use...for camping out of a vehicle....shit...we have over 45 nights in that thing over the last 2 years....my fancy north face and Sierra designs stuff gets used less...
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:51 PM   #59
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REI throws some significant $$ at the Sierra club and other anti-OHV funds as well...

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Old 04-11-2012, 06:13 PM   #60
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REI throws some significant $$ at the Sierra club and other anti-OHV funds as well...

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what do they have against over-head valves?
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