if anyone has a goodwill store near them,keep your eyes open for backpacking gear,i'm spoiled having it in my backyard.i have found a Kelty 3 season sleep bag there-just needed a 3 inch seem mended-a EMS down winterbag-again it need a little sewing. a Gregory climbing pack,and a Osprey mid sized backpack.i never paid more than 9 dollars for any of the gear.see you on the trail!
Goodwill stores around here are worthless for gear. I've looked several times and nothing, nada, not even a wool shirt. I suspect around larger population centers one will have better success. We don't even have decent outdoor stores anymore. Morgantown used to have 2 decent outdoor stores. One closed shop a few years ago and the other one has primarily moved to bikes, boats and skis. The backpacking section of it is 15 by 20 feet or so and has virtually nothing. Guess they're concentrating on the high priced other items and backpacking is now an afterthought. If I want a decent store I'll drive to REI in Pittsburgh though most often I order online. I do like to try on certain things though like boots so an occasional road trip is necessary.
"Wild country has the power to remind civilized people that out there is a different world, older and greater and deeper by far than ours, a world which surrounds and sustains the little world of men." - Edward Abbey
Post by icebucketjohn on Apr 3, 2015 4:50:30 GMT -5
Have never seen any good backpacks, tents or other gear.. but have run across a few good deals at the local Goodwill on Shirts, Shorts & Pants. My best deal was a pair of Mountain Hardwear Shorts for $5.
A little mud under the boots are a few steps closer to heaven.