Shopping for gear?

Hiking in winter along the rim of the Kuskulana Gorge, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

Hiking in winter snow along the rim of the Kuskulana Gorge, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Click the image to see a larger version and just how styling I look in my fat eVent jacket.

Hey Folks,

I thought this might be a good photo to accompany a post plugging my friend Ron Niebrugge’s new site Outdoor Gear Deals. Why? Because I’m looking so p-h-y-n-e in my flash orange jacket that you can clearly see the need for staying on top of fashion, even in the wilderness – ESPECIALLY in the wilderness. A while back some of the outdoor online retailers started running a “Deal of the Day” on their websites to draw traffic – offering some pretty good prices and great deals from time to time. As that marketing strategy has burgeoned, Ron did the world a favor and compiled a webpage that shows a bunch of these “Deals of the Day”. I’m sure he’ll add more sites to the page as time permits.

It’d be great, for example, if he added or or or I expect one day down the road the url for the webpage will be 🙂

By the way, not all the gear I’m wearing in that photo is what I’d call flash – the backpack, an old Gregory daypack, I’ve had for nearly 15 years now, and I think I bought it for $45.00 at a year end sale. Not too shabby for a pre-internet Deal of the Day.

So bookmark Ron’s webpage above, and save yourself money while you buy cool gear – go ahead and get your shoppin’ on. And remember, orange works well in the winter.



4 thoughts on “Shopping for gear?

  1. Jill

    ohhh…stuff like that is dangerous for people like me, a certified Gear Nerd! Thanks for the link, I love a good outdoor deal. Patagonia Outlets are basically like heaven for me 🙂 Love St Elias NP too!

  2. Ron Niebrugge

    Hey thanks Carl!

    Thanks for the suggestions – I’ll have to see if those places do daily deals, if so, I’ll add them to the page.

    If we had the money, I would have been buying the Necky sea kayaks that popped up on there two days ago at almost 50% off – they were just over $1,300, that is what the kayak companies sell their old used ones for at the end of the season. Just what I need, another toy.

    Hey, you do look styling!


  3. Carl D Post author

    Hey Jill,

    Glad to hear you love St. Elias NP. Me too!!! I think this outdoor deals site could be pretty good as it builds up. Funnily enough I just saw the link the other day on Ron’s site and was browsing it, and then he posted a thread announcing it a few days later.

    Hey Ron,

    Check your email for a few more links. That’s a great deal on the Necky’s – they used to make whitewater boats, but not no mo’. I can’t believe you live, what, 50 yards from the sea, and don’t have a sea kayak – the Seward City Council should charge you more taxes. 🙂



    PS – I ALWAYS look stylin’!

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