“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” ~ John Muir
If you ever wanted to learn about a variety of outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and cave diving, come by the main camp store (2408 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy) every third Tuesday of the month for our Staff Adventure Tales! Learn about the adventurer’s journey into the wild and what they encountered along the way. The adventurer will mention the gear they used (and what not to use), along with basic safety tips/instructions and lessons they learned along the way.
Staff Adventures: Climbing in Yosemite Valley with Michael Fleming and Cave Diving with Mike Waters
Our Featured Outdoor Gear Brand this month: Jet Boil
GENESIS BASE CAMP SYSTEM
You don’t compromise on your trail choice and now with the revolutionary Genesis base camp system you don’t have to compromise your dinner either. Our eco-friendly ceramic non-stick Fry Pan compliments the unparalleled simmer control to sizzle bacon and perfect eggs while our FluxRing®-equipped 5 Liter pot/lid is unmatched for quickly and efficiently boiling water for spaghetti and meatballs. The convenient nesting stove and cookware provide a compact cooking system capable of fueling the most demanding crew before and after your most rewarding adventures.
Thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail
Here is Mike outfitting another thru-hiker. Thru-hikers often blend new gear with old favorite gear they are used to. We can help you make an informed decision. New gear doesn’t necessarily guarantee a better experience, sometimes your familiar gear will work just as well. Ultimately your budget and the overall weight of your pack will help you decide.
We have an experienced staff ready to guide you through this process.
Outdoor gear is our passion and at the heart of everything we do. In a time where many outdoor stores have become clothing stores with gear “just to look authentic”, we have remained a true gear shop. To do this, we stock a wide variety of outdoor gear from names you’ve heard of – and also many that you may not have. Gear that is not just cool looking – but is light, functional and works in our area of the world. As with other areas of the shop, our people make the difference. We take extra time to match the gear to the usages you have planned as well as to fit it perfectly so that it works well on the trail.
And it doesn’t matter if your favorite camping spot is on the Appalachian Trail, on a river bank, or nestled next to your car, we’ve got you covered on your next adventure.