Adventure gear at Walmart?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by fbj913, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    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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  2. dirtydeeds

    dirtydeeds I'm alive.

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    These:

    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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  3. 625SXC

    625SXC Been here awhile

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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.:rofl
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  4. freetors

    freetors Been here awhile

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    I have two different High SIerra hydration packs from walmart, Both have served me well and have benn much cheaper than the name brands :thumb
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  5. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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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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  6. Sailorlite

    Sailorlite Been here awhile

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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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  7. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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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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  8. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    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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  9. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    I can't find that ATV pad at any of our Walmarts!:cry
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  10. MagyarMan

    MagyarMan Been here awhile

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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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  11. thorinoakenshield

    thorinoakenshield ya mo be there

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    there's sea foam and the rotella oil everybody likes ....
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  12. astrolump

    astrolump Been here awhile

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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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  13. Gruesome

    Gruesome Alter Heizer

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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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  14. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    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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  15. duck

    duck Banned

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

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    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.

    Jamie
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  17. bracky72

    bracky72 Been here awhile

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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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  18. ADVWannabee

    ADVWannabee Been here awhile

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    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.

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

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  19. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Great bags. I have checked the large one when flying and it's survived pretty well.
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  20. gmiguy

    gmiguy You rode a what to where?

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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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