My wife just found a Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Person tent for $4 dollars, brand new at the local Salvation Army and it got me thinking about all of the great gear I've found on a budget. What piece of gear have you found for dirt cheap that you would have paid good money for?
Very cool! I drive a Mazda 3 hatchback, so I'm working with similar space. I took it van camping to Padre Island National Seashore, and later to the Texas Hill Country. I'll have to remember your food storage and bug nets for my next trip.
We have, or had, an Eddie Bauer outlet up here in an outlet mall in Williamsburg (va), they used to have a season clearing sale in the summer. I bought a great 800 down jacket for around $35, but sizes were limited so I bought something 'way too' big. When they got that seasons shipment of new jackets, I returned it for one that fit. They were cool with that.
those brs mini burner stoves, under $20 are really an incredible buy. Inexpensive and only around 25gr! They might be inexpensive, but the one I have is still going strong after about 3 yrs.
I love my BRS! The only downside is that I picked up the GSI Halulite 1.1 pot and it's just a bit too wide for the supports on the BRS. Or, more accurately, I feel they are not wide enough to accommodate the pot.
But, yes, it's a great stove and really light
the 'ubiquitous' smart water bottles are pretty cheap, not to mention unbelievably lightweight. I preach these to all my friends who are trying to lighten up their packs.
They also share the same thread pattern with a lot of the filters out there. Remember the weight of carrying actual Nalgenes!? lol