hey there guys John here of course and as many of us are well aware when it comes to getting all geared up for some of the activities that we all enjoy in the outdoors it can get downright expensive in a big hurry and so today I'm going to share a few different tips with you guys on how to not only get geared up for our favorite outdoor sports but to hopefully save you a bit of cash in the process perhaps one of the best ways to save money especially if you're getting into a new activity or sport is to approach a family member or a friend who's already involved in that sport and see if they may loan you the necessary gear or equipment for you to test out this will allow you to get out see if you actually enjoy the activity and then make the decision to purchase the gear or equipment on your own when it comes time to start purchasing your own gear and equipment one of the first and best places to look is classifieds such as Craigslist there are some absolutely amazing deals to be found on there and you might just find yourself scouring the deal of a lifetime secondhand and thrift stores are great places to score potentially amazing deals as well as they typically feature an outdoor section dedicated to outdoor gear and equipment but while you're there don't forget to look through the clothing section as well as you may just find yourself scoring an awesome piece of outdoor apparel one of my personal favorite ways to save money is by going the good-old do-it-yourself route by taking this approach you can make everything from your own backpacking cook sets to more complex items such as a lightweight backpack even your own backpacking tent an oftentimes overlooked approach when it comes to saving money is by repurposing items an example of this would be water bottles you can go ahead and leave that expensive Nalgene bottle on the shelf at the store and use a simple power a bottle as well it'll not only save you money it's actually free but it will free up space in the landfill as well the good old-fashioned yard sell is also an awesome place to score a great deal show up early enough on a Saturday or Sunday morning and you might just find yourself walking away with an unbeatable score yet another great way to save yourself some money is by going with off-brands I personally call this not falling into the marketing chop you don't necessarily have to go with what's being touted as the late greatest in gear and equipment when another piece of gear that is much cheaper will function just as well and the final money saving tip that I have for you guys and one that will allow you to purchase a brand-new piece of gear possibly a high-end piece of gear the even saving your hard-earned money for is to shop in the off season a lot of the retailers are doing their close outs in the off season offering you significant discounts so if you want that brand-new pair of nice winter hiking boots for upcoming uh snow season right now 90 degrees outside perfect time to make that purchase well there you go guys just a few money-saving tips that will hopefully help save you a bit of cash when you're getting geared up for your outdoor activities hopefully some of these have been helpful for you in fact if you have any tips or tricks of your own on how to save some cash feel free to leave them down in the comment section below it'll help us all out and until next time I just wanted to say thanks a bunch for watching your sport is truly appreciated you guys take the best to care and until next time we'll be seeing you soon you

Save Money On Outdoor Gear! – "Tip Of The Week" E38
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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Thanks John, can always count on you for good ideas and useful advice,, be well and stay strong….. Cheers.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    I use Dollar store Pie pans as plates, and the Pizza pan to use as a mini cooking grill cook eggs and bacon all at the same time.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    buy the small stuff an set a budget of say $30
    then when that all said an done do 1 large item at a time

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Honestly, my approach is weighing things out and planning where my money is going. It saves a lot of unnecessary buying, I literally draw up a new list of (often the same) gear every day.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    i love the off season sales!

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    You live in Boise idaho that's cool

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    I got a emergency bivvy brand new for 1$ at a thrift store

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    love ur vids..ty 4 the gr8 advice

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    I concur!    Ebay rocks for high quality and low cost gear  often made in the same factory as the high dollar brand names. Also you can score bulk materials such as ripstop mosquito netting webbing etc.

    I have built an entire outdoor rig sourced solely on ebay, and when compared to identical/similar gear at REI I saved over $1000.00.   

    None of my gear has failed.  I am an Army veteran and understand the difference between use and abuse. I use my gear.  I also own a sewing machine, so if it does suffer a failure fixing it is the first reaction.

    Thanks John,   great info.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    you can you please tell me what a backpackers tent please

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    You can find some good deals on Aliexpress (.com),  think about what you're buying first, as there is just as much gimmick junk there as anywhere, but I have gotten some good stuff there.  My latest tarp was from there @ $20.  I got a "hoo rag" / "Buff" knock off for $2 and it's just as good as the brand name ones, etc.

    I also have the same $20 nylon hammock I started hammock camping with. I still use it, and I have a second one as a back up/company but I have never used it myself. My friend also has the same $20 hammock, as well as a hennesy…he seems to use the $20 one more often than the $100+ one.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Starting camper/backpacker/bike touring. $25 hammock $16 tarp (Walmart online), $3 pot $2 cup stainless steel and $3 waist pouch (Goodwill), $1 car shade (.99 cent store) $1 alcohol stove from aluminum water bottle. The tarp needed modification, I added webbing straps that I had from some old bag. Thanks for the tip!

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Great advice! If you live in or near a college town you can usually score a deal on used backpacks or rucksacks at the end of each semester

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    love the tips keep em coming

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    As an REI member i recommend to buy stuff from used gear sale, recently i bought a tent for 10 bucks which is originally cost 250 dollars. It's a returned item and almost brand new.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Have you ever told a lie? Have you ever stolen? Have you ever looked with lust, Jesus said that is committing adultery in your heart. If you stand before God would you be Innocent or guilty? You would be guilty. And doomed to hell But God sent his son Jesus to die on the cross for our sins. Taking our punishment and he rose again defeating death. To be saved is repent, (TURN AWAY FROM SIN) and trust Jesus like a parachute! Watch Ray Comfort and Paul Washer on YouTube!

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    There are things you can go cheap on. Hatchets , Knives , Ropes/line & foot wear I don't go cheap on.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    I grew up in the boy scouts, I saved a lot of money buying there second hand camping gear. They replace it every so often. Check with your local boy scout troop , you may get lucky. Oh also check army surplus great deals there too.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Another tip is to find multiple uses out of your equipment. Poncho = shelter and rain cover. While sleeping, roll your hiking clothes up into a pillow. And other little tidbits.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Your vidio quality is crap

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Gortex material on eBay. Make your own. $12 a yard.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Hi there John,

    I was curious, seeing you with all of these tents in your videos, how do you like backpacking hammocks? You don't really need a sleeping pad and they are a lot more pack-able.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Amazon has great gear for cheap.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    I found eBay to be a great place to get NEW gear at deep prices. Some vendors will auction off a new item taking a chance that auction frenzy will drive the price up. It doesn't always work so I've bought stuff up to 50% off retail price.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    One section to look is Walmart clearance in the fabric section. I just bought 17 yards of rip-stop nylon for $1 a yard. To make my hammock tent.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Army and navy store

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Great video. I have been in the thrift store business for the past four years and can tell you from experience that you can find a LOT of quality items at great prices. I have really made some great scores on both equipment and clothing.
    Thanks again for all the great videos and for never wearing multicam! 🙂

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Good video fella …… one other tip to all newcomers AND the more experienced ….. look after your gear and it will last longer and cost less … Jim

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Great ideas and good advice. You've lead me to several good purchases, tents, bags, lots of fun. Deffinitely into getting something at a bargin price.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Sadly, outdoor sports has become a fashion contest. One of the last frontiers where there is no politics and a non judgmental places is vanishing fast.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Love all the tips! One of my favorites it's keeping up to date with your local REI (if you have one nearby) Gear Sales or "Garage Sales". Always find amazing deals!
    Thanks for putting time and effort into so many very useful and entertaining videos!
    Cheers, Ian

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    ok here is my question what are some of the basic items you should have in your backpack or your bag when you go outdoors just in case of the real survival situation? i dont know but what is the give away?

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    You can get great spill proof bottles for spices, cooking oil and other liquids free from your pharmacy. Pill bottles work great for salt and pepper etc., cough syrup bottles work for oil and other liquids. I've been using them for years and never a leak or spill yet, be sure to get the child proof caps to prevent accidental loosening of the caps.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Sawyer squeeze water filter has a million gallon guarantee and is around $40.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    DIY and improvising

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    good tips amigo

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Find out what days your Thrift Store stocks its shelves and days they have half off sales to clean out stale inventory.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Great video brother. keep em coming.

    from john of the philippines

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    great video! I have a quick tip to pass along, i'm an emergency responder, and I hike often, one of the best tip is that a cell phone, EVEN IF IT IS NOT CONNECTED TO A PHONE PLAN, can still dial 911. when u renew a contract and get a new phone download a free flashlight app & put the old phone in a backpack or with emergency gear, this paired with any crank radio/flashlight that has cell phone charging adapters can be charged and can dial 911 OR can simply be used as a flashlight with the app

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Your local "Dollar Store" is a great resource. I just bought a dozen bottles of "Heat" that normally goes for around $4 everywhere else for $1 each. I'm set for cooking fuel for quite awhile. Also got a folding trim saw that you normally see for $15 to $25 bucks for just $4. They also have candles, matches, batteries, etc. for ALOT less.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Excellent vid man… The outtakes are a funny testament to your craft !

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Thanks for the tips (:

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Yes, starting out is expemsive. I bought a lot of my stuff off of amazon.com, looking for the cheapest prices and free shipping. Plus user feviews are invaluable. But the upside is, once you've aquired the bigger ticket items, tent, backpack, boots, knives, fishing gear, etc, you have them, and they should last for many years if maintained properly. In my searches, the biggest ticket item surprisingly was a good water filter system. I about fainted when I saw the prices of these things!

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Taco Bell Sporks make great camping silverware/ Chic-fil-a has single serve tobasco packets with their condiments/ I put dinner leftovers in my food dehydrator and seal into the single serve mylar potato chip bags (reseal with an iron) / it's getting to the point where 2 of the local thrift stores call me when they get camping gear in because the scout troop I lead will probably buy it (some of the stuff they just give to us)

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Hey my friend.. EXCELLENTS TIPS.!! thanks.!!

    Grettings from Barcelona Spain.!!

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  • July 28, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Hey John, I loved that super light Nemo Meta 1 you used in you FB photos. I feel like I got a great deal on the Clymb.com for $215.00! It's a awesome tent at just over 1lb. Keep up the good work,love your vids.

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