Information on this page is not meant as a endorsement or advertisement, it is meant to be informational just like the camping information on other areas of the camping website.
Backpacking equipment Checklist
This list is just a starting point
A short essary on proper layering for camping link
Pack overnighter approval form
This form is a council document but can be used as a check list to make sure you are taking your pack to a appropriate camping area.
ScoutDirect sells Alps Mountaineering gear at a good discount to Boy Scout leaders
They are a good resource for tents and other types of patrol and personal gear, usually at a 40 percent discount for Scouters.
Alps Mountaineering has more information on the gear at Scoutdirect and may still offer the discounts to scouts that ScoutDirect does, my home unit has used the tents for years and they stand behind them and seem to wear well, another plus is replacement parts do not cost a arm and a leg.
REI Store Events
Look here for opportunities to learn about camping skills in their free clinics or keep up on when the next garage sale will be.
They also keep up on service opportunities for our local parks.
REI outlet also has some bargains.
Good online retailer, with large selection.
Gander Mountain in Greensboro is a good store, and they are now online too.
There is a new Gander Mtn located at Village Market Pl Morrisville, NC 27560
Great Outdoor Provision Company is still located in Chapel hill
Bass Pro's may be worth a look for rain gear.
The Sportmans guide is another online outfitter that has good bargains sometimes