U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 12-07-2006, 08:29 PM
 
1 posts, read 839 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

I graduated this year and got my first job, but to find it's not as great as I expected. Everything seems boring for quite a long time, but now I have found new fun in my outdoor life. It's fantastic! Hope more people will fall in love this sports

However, I just got a second-hand backpack and even don't have a tent yet.

I wonder where you guys buy your outdoor equipment, could you recommend some good stores?

Last edited by Administrator; 11-27-2007 at 02:50 AM.. Reason: spam cut
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message

 
Old 12-07-2006, 09:49 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
2,657 posts, read 7,603,256 times
Reputation: 4339
Quote:
Originally Posted by boaboabo View Post
I graduated this year and got my first job, but to find it's not as great as I expected. Everything seems boring for quite a long time, but now I have found new fun in my outdoor life. It's fantastic! Hope more people will fall in love this sports

Hope we can exchange more useful info here, that's why I join in today.
You'd probably want to do a Google on "camping message boards" to find groups with a lively interest in that subject. This forum is mostly for people to talk about "finding good neighborhoods/good schools/low crime areas" However, I do agree that this is a great part of the country to be introduced to that activity. You can find campgrounds in NC (as well as easy drives to those in Tennessee and Virginia) that range from "very roughing it" to "a home away from home." I didn't have the time for it last year, but previous years have found me with a couple of days off during the week (camping on the weekends can be nuts if you want peace and quiet) where I'd throw my tent and sleeping bag in the sidecar of my motorcycle, check the weather channel for an area that was having sunny skies, find a campground there, and head out for a couple of nights of sleeping under the stars. All I asked for was a quiet spot with a potty and shower facilities and I was a happy camper
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 12-07-2006, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
5,661 posts, read 25,749,490 times
Reputation: 3846
I've been pleased with the outdoor items from REI. In NC, they have stores in Cary, Durham, Raleigh, Greensboro and Pineville in addition to Internet sales.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-09-2007, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
5,661 posts, read 25,749,490 times
Reputation: 3846
Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), a national retail cooperative that sells outdoor gear and clothing, said Tuesday it will open a store in fall 2008 in the Town Square area of Biltmore Park in the Asheville area. The 29,000-square-foot store is the first retail tenant announced for a large expansion of Town Square now under construction.

http://citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.d...D=200770508125
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-09-2007, 01:00 PM
 
134 posts, read 528,048 times
Reputation: 60
Quote:
Originally Posted by boaboabo View Post
I graduated this year and got my first job, but to find it's not as great as I expected. Everything seems boring for quite a long time, but now I have found new fun in my outdoor life. It's fantastic! Hope more people will fall in love this sports

However, I just got a second-hand backpack and even don't have a tent yet.

I wonder where you guys buy your outdoor equipment, could you recommend some good stores?

opentip.com
I got this from my friend, but not sure if really that good.

Hope we can exchange more useful info here, that's why I join in today.
New or used?

New Dicks or REI. Used: raleigh.craigslist.org. Look under RVs.

I am new to the area as well and would like to hear from others of their experiences. I am looking forward to tryign Bryson City for the rafting/kayaking.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-09-2007, 01:42 PM
j1n
 
Location: Southeast of the Northwest Territories
1,240 posts, read 4,388,176 times
Reputation: 451
also try campmor.com
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top