Budget Tips, Travel Advice

Military Surplus is a Cheap Resource for Backpackers and Campers

January 19, 2010 • By

Military Surplus Supplies

Insulated hiking boots?  Check!

Down-filled hooded parka?  Check!
Multi-compartment backpack?  Check!

Whether you love camping overnight in your local state park or backpacking around the world, purchasing the gear that you will need for either can become an expensive proposition.

So, how does one get around this reality of increasing prices for recreational gear and stagnant incomes?  The good news is that there are resources that will help you get everything you want at a fraction of the retail prices of stores like Dicks or REI.  Army/Navy surplus stores offer many items like camping equipment, tents, sleeping bags and outerwear for pennies on the dollar.

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There’s an online store that I frequent often to purchase travel gear in general and hiking gear specifically.READ MORE