Adventure gear at Walmart?

Discussion in 'Camping Toys' started by fbj913, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. mrchristian

    mrchristian Been here awhile

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    There's a lot of overpriced or overrated gear companies but I don't think Camelbak is one of them. I had a MULE for a good decade until it got stolen when I forgot to lock my truck. Their current reservoir is still the best one I've encountered (the quarter turn trumps everything else to me, easy to fill, doesn't leak, never wears out) and their bite valve is fantastic. They'll also replace your straps and buckles for free if you email them, no questions asked. Helpful when you burn up a buckle on an exhaust pipe. Plus they are a US company, not just some cheap generic Alibaba-ordered pack they put some actual thought in their products.

    Their podium bottles are great too if you do bicycle stuff.
  2. FMFDOC

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  3. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    While I'm still rocking my 15+ YO mule, I ditched the camalbak bladder years ago. The Hydrapak bladder is soooo much better. They are bullet proof, much easier to fill, much easier to clean, never leaks, never wears out (Mine's at least 12 YO. There's a reason Klim, Ogio, Kreiga, and a host of other back pack makers use their bladders.
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    motokeith Been here awhile

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    I love my Hydrapak bladders because it's easy to refill them on the go without the need to disconnect the hose and wrestle the bladder out of pack full of stuff. Just open the pack, open the top of the bladder, and fill it back up. My newest one has a baffle rib thingie inside it that keeps the bladder slim and non-bloated when it's full.
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  5. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Bregan D'Aerthe

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    If you need a compact charging cable, Walmart has a 3' micro-USB for $5.
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  6. FMFDOC

    FMFDOC IBA #63181 Super Supporter

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    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    I prefer thermarest style pads for packability, but that’s not bad!

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    zap2504 Dave E.

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  9. ryder1

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    @Scout_Rider this is the walmart thread. Please post up the lanterns. I couldn't find any in my local wally world.

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  10. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Bregan D'Aerthe

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    OK, this a bit of a stretch, but I'm posting it anyway: if you travel with a mini-cooler and bottles of water (as I do), many Walmarts have 12 and 24-packs of 20oz bottles. They're the same height as a typical 500ml (so they fit my cooler, unlike a 700ml), but slightly larger diameter.
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  11. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    Electric mini cooler? Got a link?

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  13. FMFDOC

    FMFDOC IBA #63181 Super Supporter

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    Order on line. They ship for free. Or at least they will ship to your store for free.
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  14. Jarlaxle

    Jarlaxle Bregan D'Aerthe

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    No, just a cheap cooler, not electric.