Adventure gear at Walmart?

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

  1. Rodzilla

    Rodzilla Horny as Hell

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    Don't know if it's been mentioned but I dropped by wally-world with the Mrs. and while looking at the current ammo selection I noticed a whole new section (at least new to me)

    Wal-Mart now carrying items from Frogg-Toggs and a pretty big selection of dry bags, compression bags and similar "stuff"
  2. richardktm

    richardktm Richard KTM

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    My local Walmart has dozens of live fish tanks and snails, turtles, catfish and frogs..

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    I bought a pair of frogs for my last bike trip and they proved 100% waterproof and very durable:rofl
  3. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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  4. scarter435

    scarter435 Adventurer

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    I picked up this motorcycle backpack at the Rifle Walmart a couple of years ago. It's very well made (in China, of course), holds a lot, and is very cleverly designed so that when you take it off your bike (it fits over the sissy bar) it turns into either a backpack or a duffel bag. Well worth $30.
  5. rick505

    rick505 Adventurer

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    Only thing I saw like that recently at a local WalMart was crap/stuff designed by Paul Jr Designs.

    Rick
  6. KLXmcrider

    KLXmcrider Been here awhile

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    Went to Walmart today to look at some of the big screen TVs they sell(not adventure gear)
    cut thru an aisle with garden hoses...whoa...stop...clearance items.They had the Outdoor products
    dry bags at $5--25L...$5--35L.Could not pass that deal up..for $10 +tax.They also had that backpack
    for clearance too,don't recall the price.Continued thru the store past the camping equipment/supplies
    where they still offered the 15L dry bag but not the larger ones.Interesting to note that the package
    states DRY BAG...at the bottom in smaller print weather resistant.At $5 a good buy.

    Comparing with my Seattle Sports hydra pack the Outdoor versions do not have the additional 3" of
    bag material above the strap/clip.Maybe thats why only water resistant claim?

    Anyway passing the info along,cheap $5 dry bags at Walmart,maybe not available at all stores..
  7. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    I bought some cool stuff there the other day. I meant to take some pics and totally forgot.

    Here was my list:
    ground cover for my tent (I used to use a plastic shower curtain but this seems a little nicer because it came with holes for making a little pop up shelter as well as a good ground cover)
    a few mountain house dried foods
    double sided caribeaner (cheap little caribeaners perfect for attaching clothes to a clothes line, mounting my solar panel to my back pack, etc.)
    male/female headphone jack (for an extension from my gps to my Cardo)
    butane for my butane lighter
  8. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    Just wanted to check back after my first week long moto-camping trip and say my Wally World camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, mess kit, dry bag, and accessories) performed well and is all ready for another go round.

    Best part is if something fails along the way you can always hit another Wally World for cheap replacements and dinner fixings.
  9. ADVWannabee

    ADVWannabee Been here awhile

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    Does Target count? Got this stainless steel Stanley cookpot at Target for $15. Comes with 2 plastic mugs that fit inside. The handle snaps into place on top to hold the lid or down as in the picture. Holds 24 ozs.


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  10. bracky72

    bracky72 Been here awhile

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    I picked up a 40L dry bag for $11. I can't believe how much I payed for something so similar from aerostich. :eek1
  11. pachap

    pachap CANNOT RIDE

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    Once a season I buy a new Coleman rain suit. Can't remember how much they are, but it does a good job on the cheap. Generally I just need it to get me home from work in a half-way dry state, and it does ok. If I were out on much longer rides I'd spend the cash on something else.
  12. Bloodweiser

    Bloodweiser honestly

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    Saw that my wm has frogg toggs.
    Are these the same that I've heard advers rave about for years?
  13. BigIron

    BigIron Tenured Prof - Leghump U.

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    One of those saved me the last time out. I Greyhounded it to Seattle to pick up a 1980 Gold Wing. Changed the oil, put in a fresh battery, checked the tires, and took off. Hey, the Saddleman seat looked comfy enough.

    Maybe for somebody else. After 300 miles, a good portion of the last 100 standing up, I pulled into a WalMart hoping they'd have one of these. They did, and the last 250 miles were a lot more comfortable.
  14. BigIron

    BigIron Tenured Prof - Leghump U.

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    Oh yeah, also grabbed 3 UA knock-off shirts at the same stop.
  15. Kestrel

    Kestrel Gear Driven Cams!!

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    I snagged two of those a few months ago at Target on clearance for 7 bucks a piece. Use them with my alky stove, as well ;p The entire stove, windscreen, and fuel bottle fits inside - it's a pretty nice self contained mini cook kit, and the pot itself is surprisingly stout.
  16. ludo410

    ludo410 n00b

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    One of the most important things when you're camping with somebody who can't tell the difference between poison oak and poison Ivy
  17. fullmetalscooter

    fullmetalscooter Let me take this duck off

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    Quote :

    Yep I bought the same type of tent from them and live in it for 3 months when I didn't want to rent a place in sunny Kelowna BC one summer. Never leaked. Gave it to a friend.
  18. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Not sure you quotes what you meant to... which post did you mean to quote, or what tent is that?
  19. p0diabl0

    p0diabl0 Been here awhile

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  20. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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