Adventure gear at Walmart?

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

  1. Moto-Kafe

    Moto-Kafe Gnarly Entre-manure

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    May have already been mentioned...............$10 Digital Aquarium Thermometer from one of those Pet Store places. I made a little bracket and it's mounted up next to the front brake M/C. Even reads tenths of a degree..........and F or C (for all you Cannooks, aye?). :lol3
  2. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    Bump :D
  3. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    summer is coming. bump for more good ideas...
  4. cb1313

    cb1313 Adventurer

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    In my store the pads are next to the auto seat covers and steering wheel covers.
    About $20. I have 2 ...one for bike and 1for ATV.
    Cb
  5. HeatXfer

    HeatXfer Bad knees

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  6. Bug Dr.

    Bug Dr. Extroverted Loner

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    I'm from Arkansas so Wal-Mart is a local store for me :D I get what you are saying though.

    I just bought a set of 55 watt halogen auxiliary lights for my NC from them for $18 which are quite bright.

    Bought a sleeping pad from Academy that I like better than both of my other Thermarests for $35.

    And as mentioned previously, underwear, wicking clothing, dry bags, etc...
    Mike
  7. HeatXfer

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  8. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    there are florists, tireshops, cafes,liquor stores, pharmacies, literally right across the street from most of the walmarts up here in NWA.
  9. ThatGuy

    ThatGuy Brownie

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    How are they working out? I can't convince myself to drop the coin for an airhawk.
  10. Gillus

    Gillus High Desert Rat

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    Walmart Stuff sacks, inexpensive and work well
  11. VStromTom

    VStromTom Long timer

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    Shove the WalMart rant. If you find some stuff at other discount stores why not post those instead of bitching. WalMart employs millions of people plus supports millions more in supplier/distribution systems. Gheez.
  12. HeatXfer

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  13. jefmad

    jefmad Been here awhile

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    Pompous jackass. Just because someone has a different opinion than you doesn't mean they are ignorant.
    By the way, I'm not normally a Walmart defender but buying power goes up 17% when Walmart moves into a town. That may make no difference to you, but it does to a lot of people.
  14. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    I'm not saying I've tested it extensively, but I bought a WM tent while on a bike trip a few weeks ago, and I found it fine for some of the aspects I needed. I wet it down and let it dry before using it to try to tighten it up, but otherwise kinda hope it will be somewhat water resistant later on.
  15. 2 SPOT

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    thats what i was going to say to you,,,, its easy to blame a logo, but what really happened is the american ppl decided they wanted the cheapest goods they could find and shopped at the store making it the giant that it is, not the other way round.

    stop the madness, be pissed at your neighbors who shop there.
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  17. SteelB12

    SteelB12 Long timer

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    I have one on my KLR and one on my Bandit. I went to a fabric store and bought some foam that is used to stuff pillows and put it under the seat cover. Made it nice and cushy. YMMV
  18. cotrailrdr

    cotrailrdr Adventurer

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    I would rather spend my cash at WW than REI or any other of the eco-stores. :nod
  19. fbj913

    fbj913 On the Beemer Kool-Aid

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    Enough of the Walmart battle already. I have been passing through small towns in the US and the only place to find anything is a Walmart. Yeah, it's not my first place to shop, but it is handy every once in a while.
  20. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    Same.

    I work 6 days a week normally. I can order stuff online, but with the slavery that the "American way" has created (we work more, longer, than most in the world - especially out of developed countries - and for what seems to be a lower standard of living), if it's almost time to go - or if I'm out on the road - WalMart serves the purpose until they are only selling items that won't stand up to even the first-occasion's use.

    The way out is through making enough money at a job where one doesn't have to work 60 or 70 hour weeks, then spending accordingly. (Edit: i.e. I would have both the time to be both creative in which businesses I shopped at, and had the time to get to them) The way it is, it's at the point that I don't even trust WW to have what I want or need and just order it via Amazon (which the posters, above, should equally criticize me for).

    My last orders from Amazon were even for work slacks and dress shoes since I have so little time to actually try to go shopping. Next - belts to match the shoes because, again, I don't have the time nor energy to even try shopping at a bunch of stores in a mall to try to get things to match.

    Wally World serves the American life the way it is now. You guys may not like it, but asking us to shop elsewhere is too much (edit: without, first, changing the economy under which we toil - if I'm required to work six and sometimes seven day weeks, don't expect me to go anywhere that has less of a selection).