How to Get Started Series: Fall Camping

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Just because the Summer is almost over, doesn’t mean your adventures have to be! Fall camping offers more than just a change of colors, it is also a great way to bond with friends and family and enjoy Nature. Never gone camping before? Don’t worry, we’ll get you started with the basic guide below! 

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The Top 5 Fall Foliage Road Trips in the Northeast

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As Summer draws to a close, many wait in anticipation of the brief, but beautiful time of year that brings the colors red, orange, and yellow to the trees. Fall Foliage Season is almost upon us and with the promise of beautiful colors and cooler air, it’s also a great time to explore the great outdoors! Here’s a list of our Top 5 Spots to view Fall Foliage, not in any specific order.

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THE Annual Sidewalk Sale

THE Annual Sidewalk Sale is upon us and if you are an in-store customer of ours, we know you have been waiting ALL YEAR for it!  What is THE Sidewalk Sale, you ask?  Annually, (always the Saturday after Labor Day...unless it rains), we have a HUGE sidewalk sale in our Ramsey location.  We have thousands of sale and clearance items in our parking lot.  It is mostly clothing and footwear, but we do have select items from EVERY department!  Find everything from winter jackets to flip-flops to kayaks ON SALE!  It is ONE DAY ONLY!  “Doors” open at 9am sharp and close at 4pm.  We accept cash and all major credit cards (cash purchases move a little more quickly because we have registers set up outside for your convenience).

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Preptember: National Preparedness Month

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September is National Preparedness Month or as one of our amazing brands, Goal Zero likes to call it, PrepTember.  Do you and your family know what to do and how to prepare for a Hurricane or Natural Disaster?  Goal Zero created the PrepTember Initiative to get people to pay attention and learn how to do just that, be prepared.  Goal Zero has responded to almost every recent natural disaster from Hurricane Sandy, typhoons in the Philippines, the earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal, and most recently Hurricane Maria. 

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Last Chance, End-of-Summer Road Trips

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Summer is ending, but it’s not officially over yet! Whether it’s for the day or the weekend, there’s still time to get in a last-minute road trip or two and make some more memories.  Plus, stock up on gear from Eagle Creek and Thule for your adventures from August 24 – September 3, 2018 and Save 20% Off. Here’s a list of our favorite end-of-Summer road trips, in no specific order.

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Back To School...The Grade School Edition

Since we took care of our college aged kids last week, we have to start thinking about getting our elementary, middle, and high school aged kids ready for school!  Obviously, we cannot help you with pencils, notebooks, and folders, but we can help you with the bags that they carry those items in! Backpacks…now, we know every kid has to have a backpack that they identify with whether they are in kindergarten or a freshman in high school!  With that, we have an extensive collection of backpacks!  Here are some of our favorites for this back to school season, in no particular order:

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Back to School: College Edition

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It’s hard to believe that it’s August and the Summer is almost over! For parents and kids alike, this can be a chaotic and exciting time of year. Especially, for college students! Let’s talk about some must-haves to help make campus life a little bit easier.

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10 Outdoorsy Products for Your Dog

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There’s nothing better than going for an adventure in the great outdoors with your dog. Whether spending a day in the park, hiking, or camping we’ve got a list of must-have products for your pup to make their outdoor excursion even more enjoyable!

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How to Get Started Series: Bouldering


Like climbing, bouldering involves climbing individual boulders or walls if you are in the gym. However, unlike using ropes in climbing, bouldering uses pads on the ground for protection and you are often traversing along a wall as well as ceilings. You can start at an indoor gym with no experience and we’ve put together a basic guide to help get you started!

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How to Get Started Series: Fly Fishing

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Fly fishing is both exhilarating and challenging, pushing your limits and sometimes rewarding you in the biggest ways. Best described by Herbert Hoover, a fly fisherman himself, “To go fishing is the chance to wash one’s soul with pure air, with the rush of the brook, or with the shimmer of sun on blue water. It brings meekness and inspiration from the decency of nature, charity toward tackle-makers, patience toward fish, a mockery of profits and egos, a quieting of hate, a rejoicing that you do not have to decide a darned thing until next week. And it is discipline in the equality of men - for all men are equal before fish.” But don’t feel intimidated by all the gear you think you might need, we’ve put together a basic guide to help get you started!

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