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Discount Outdoor Equipment Saint Peters MO

Discount outdoor equipment includes discount hammocks, discount outdoor cookers, discount backpacking tents, discount fuel bottles, discount first aid packs, discount waterproof footwear, discount sleeping bags and more. See below for discount outdoor equipment suppliers in Saint Peters that give access to discount outdoor torches and discount trekking poles as well as advice and content on outdoor traveling.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(636) 278-5050
Mid Rivers Mall
St. Peters, MO
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(314) 649-1400
Westfield Shoppingtown West County Mall
Des Peres, MO
 
Sports Authority
(636) 625-1527
Hawk's Ridge Shopping Plaza, 6298 Ronald Reagan Drive
Lake St. Louis, MO
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Bike Tech Shop, Firearms/Hunting, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

St. Louis Sailing Center, Inc.
(314) 298-0411
13616 Northwest Industrial Circle
Bridgeton, MO
 
Sports Authority
(636) 391-4914
Manchester Meadows, 13961 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(636) 536-3718
64 Thf Boulevard
Chesterfield, MO
 
Sports Authority
(636) 685-4353
4025 Veteran's Memorial Parkway
St. Peters, MO
Services
Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Bass Pro Sports
(636) 688-2500
1365 South 5th Street
St. Charles, MO
Hours
Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 10:00 PMSun 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Sports Authority
(314) 739-1344
Hill Top Plaza, 11982 St. Charles Rock Road
Bridgeton, MO
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(314) 288-1984
Kirkwood Crossings, 1205 S. Kirkwood Road
Kirkwood, MO
Services
Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

10 Ways to Save

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1. RIGHT TIME

Timing is everything. Now is the perfect time to replace any gear that began looking threadbare this summer. When the summer camping season is winding down and the days of autumn are upon us, you can save big money buying items on closeout sales. Most retailers are already moving winter stock onto shelves and placing any summer camping equipment on sale.

2. SCAN THE CATALOGS

Buying gear from outdoor equipment catalogs has many advantages. Armchair shopping through catalogs from the likes of Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, CampMor, Camping World, Don Gleason’s, LL Bean and REI can save you money. Catalogs often offer specials and coupons. You can do it from the comfort of your home, and products are delivered to your home. Some companies offer free shipping for purchases over a certain amount. However, catalog shopping doesn’t offer the “visceral” experience that “brick and mortar” retail stores can provide. Certain products, such as boots, must be tried on first in order to make the “right” decision.

3. ’NET SURFING SAVES

You can also save money buying outdoor equipment on the Web at sites such as Moosineer.com. Many manufacturers sell directly to the consumer through their own websites. And a host of retail outlets, including the previously mentioned catalog sources, also sell a broad selection of brands and types of outdoor equipment through retail websites. The same advantages and disadvantages that apply to catalog shopping also pertain to buying outdoor gear on the Internet.

4. SHOP DISCOUNT

You can save a pile of cash shopping at the big discount houses. We are not suggesting you buy specialty equipment such as tents, sleeping bags and backpacks in discount chain stores, but look beyond the outdoor equipment specialty stores for no-brainer items such as coolers and camp lanterns.

5. READ THE PAPERS

Check your local newspapers for special sales at local specialty outdoor equipment retailers. Many of these smaller stores will advertise in their hometown newspapers (the ads are usually located in the sports section), and special weekend sales and coupons are common.

6. CHECK OUT OUTLETS

Some companies, such as Eddie Bauer, have factory outlet stores that offer big savings. Many of the items found in the factory outlet stores are overstocks and discontinued items that need to be moved to make room for newer products coming into their regular retail outlets.

7. ASK ABOUT DEMO UNITS

Don’t be shy about asking the store manager about buying floor models. Especially this late in the year, displays are changing. Larger pieces of equipment, such as tents, that were set up or used as demonstrator models, can often be had at a bargain.

8. BUY DISCONTINUED ITEMS

Although most wouldn’t admit it, the outdoor equipment industry is just as “trendy” as any other. Like last year’s cool car, there are last year’s cool fabrics and colors in outdoor apparel, too. Ask about discontinued items that might be on sale. I d...

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The Economics of Camping

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June 12, 2010 by Donna Carol · 6 Comments  

I almost didn’t write this blog entry, but the more I thought about it, the more I knew I needed to do it. After my last entry about our backyard test run, there were some comments from experienced campers about the quality of our tents. I have read similar comments on various forums and blogs. Some experienced campers like to lecture new campers about the “quality” (read this as expensive) equipment they should own. Through the experience of preparing to tent camp, I have learned to keep the main thing the main thing. Enjoying time as a family, not owning expensive equipment, is the main thing.

Just before the Woodall’s blog launched this year, my husband, the sole wage earner in our family, found out that he would be losing his job. Before getting this news, our intention was to purchase a pop-up camper or lightweight travel trailer and hit the road every chance we got. Yes, we want to see God’s great outdoors, and yes, we want to enjoy the amenities that campgrounds have to offer. (I mentioned in my very first post that we are citified, and I meant it!) Because of the turn of events in our lives, we had to find a more economical way to do those things. Tent camping has been the answer.

I didn’t include these personal details for sympathy. So many others are in the same position. We have shifted gears and adjusted well. We are totally okay with the fact that our vacation this year may very well be spent in a tent. (Fees for a tent camping site are so much less expensive than a hotel room.) I tend to be a “pull yourself up by the boot straps” kind of gal. I can see that half-full glass almost every time. I see this situation we find ourselves in now as a blessing. Through camping, we will spend more time together. We are already learning to work better together. When we got our new tent recently, and we were putting it up for the very first time, my husband and I didn’t get agitated at one another at all. I didn’t even get mad when he refused to read the directions. That is a miracle!

I have been pleasantly surprised at how little money we have had to spend to get started camping. Granted, we already had a tent and sleeping bags to get us going, but we haven’t had to spend a whole lot of money to round out our camping gear. Is our new tent of the finest quality? No. We got the best one we could afford. It will keep us reasonably protected from the elements so that we will be w...

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Tips for Camping on the Cheap ;)

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For many of us, our camping trips are, at least somewhat, shaped by our budget. Whether it is the length of time that we are able to get away, or the destination that we choose, money has some impact on our trip. No matter what kind(s) of camping that you prefer, there are always things that you can do to make your trip a little more affordable.

If you prefer to resort camp, most of your expense will probably be in your camping site fees. Many people don’t realize that there are a lot of campgrounds that offer: deals for things like staying a whole week (either a special week-long rate or sometimes deals like 7 nights for the price of 5), printable coupons for discounts like a percentage off or upgraded sites, and even special rates for park amenities if you purchase a package deal (this is not a deal though if you are not going to use those extras!). If you don’t see anything mentioned online, call and ask if they have any current specials/deals. 
boy launching water balloon with slingshot We have found that when we are looking for a place to do activities like water slides or mini golf, it saves us a lot of money to just go to a park that has these onsite, and where their cost is included in our camping fees, or that offer a package deal like daily armbands for everyone in the site for one price. This usually ends up being quite a bit cheaper, and more relaxing, for our family than driving to another location to go to these type of activities and back and forth to our camping spot.

When choosing any campground, it pays to call and inquire whether or not they charge extra fees for dogs, extra vehicles, or per person fees above ‘x’ number of people (if any of these apply to you). These can add significantly to your overall resort bill. For instance, right now I am sitting in Round Top Campground near Gettysburg, PA. We had actually driven by a competitor, and, hoping to stay there, we had called the other campground, who charges a per person fee above 2 adults and 2 kids. The per person fees would have put us up at $90 per night! A little more than we want to spend unless the campground has a waterslide or other extra activities. We called around, and got a site for less than half of that here since they are a ‘family rate’ campground – no extra fees if it is your immediate family. That one phone call saved us nearly $150 over the 3 nights that we are/were here – and this campground ended up being nicer anyway! LOL!

camping site Another way to save money, no matter where or how you camp, is to prepare ahead of time when purchasing items for your excursions. For instance, we seldom buy plain Hershey’s chocolate bars except for s’mores when we are camping. If I see them on sale at a good price, I will buy what I think that we will use for the entire summer – besides saving money, I don’t have to hassle with remembering to purchase them before we go each time...

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