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Thomas Hiram Holding, wrote The Campers Handbook in 1908, so that he could share his enthusiasm for the great outdoors with the world, and is considered by many to be the father of modern recreational camping. His urge to camp derived from his experiences as a boy which date back to the mid 1800’s.

Like Holding, for most of us, the desire to camp usually starts at a young age. It may be that be that as a child you watched John Wayne and Clint Eastwood movies and fell in love with the romantic notion of crossing the country with a horse and a sleeping bag. Or, maybe, on hot summer nights your mom would assemble the Coleman tent in the back yard and let you and a couple friends pretend you were in some far off land - and you were hooked! She gave you a flashlight, a warm sleeping bag, and some cookies, and checked on you every 10 minutes - the camping gear back then was pretty simple!

Today your camping gear consists of a three room Tetragon dome tent, a Coleman propane stove, and an inflatable air mattress. What happened?? Well, I’ll tell you. Over the years camping gear has become convenient and easy. Camping gear is lighter, more compact, and more durable than ever. Camping gear manufactures have targeted the camping enthusiast by making products that fit the consumer and their needs. Whether you are day tripper, a weekender, or the extreme camping enthusiast we at can help you find the camping equipment that fits your style of camping. Our goal is to both ensure your safety as well as maximize your comfort. And, like Holding, we want to share our knowledge and love for the great outdoors so that you may plan the perfect camping adventure.

No matter where you camp, whether a lake in California, a national park in Utah, a mountain in Tibet, or, the backyard of your parent’s house, the gear you bring will make a difference in your camping experience. is here to help you make educated decisions on the camping gear that will best suit your style of camping. Family owned and operated, is a sporting goods retailer with over 30 years of experience in camping gear and recreational equipment, and we want you to know that we are here to answer your questions.

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