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From start to finish, we’ve got you covered. Your outdoor adventures are limited only by what you can imagine, and we’ll make sure you’re prepared for your trip! Explore the world around you with the tools you’ll need to ensure a safe and comfortable journey. Simply bring your goals for your trip and enthusiasm for the outdoors, and we’ll provide the rest. From guides to help you choose the right tool for the job to instruction on how to make the most of your purchases - Outdoor Shopping is your one-stop source for everything outdoors.

Checklist for Bike Touring
Checklist for Bike Touring

Rather than cycling exclusively for sport or exercise, bike touring is solely for pleasure and can range from single-day trips to year-long tours!

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Checklist for Saltwater Fishing
Checklist for Saltwater Fishing

Saltwater fishermen can enjoy fishing in a variety of locations where saltwater is present. Shore, surf, pier, and even open ocean can make the perfect venue for your saltwater fishing endeavours. But in order to make the most of your experience, you’ll want to ensure that you’ve packed the right gear for a safe and comfortable trip.

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Checklist for Tent Camping
Checklist for Tent Camping

Whether you're planning to pitch a tent as a 'base camp' for a few nights or are opting to camp in addition to backpacking (which may involve establishing a new camp site every night), camping with the use of a tent can be an exciting experience. Tent camping requires forethought and preparation in order to ensure a safe and comfortable trip, so be sure to review this checklist for all of your essentials.

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Travel Preparation Checklist: Plane
Travel Preparation Checklist: Plane

Outdoor adventurers and casual vacationers alike can appreciate the value of traveling, and one of the most popular modes of long-distance transportation is airplane. Business and leisure trips alike can benefit from the quick, cost-effective travel of an airplane, and many choose this travel method in order to cut down on travel time.

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Checklist for Backpacking
Checklist for Backpacking

Separating itself from day hiking, backpacking involves longer routes and more time out in the wilderness. While similar in many ways (backpacking and hiking both utilize trails and nature paths), backpacking includes a hike that is done over many days and carrying a backpack with tents for camping purposes.

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Checklist for Snowshoeing
Checklist for Snowshoeing

Modern day snowshoeing runs the gamut of casual snowshoers who hike trails for pleasure, snowshoeing enthusiasts who trek through the backcountry, and competitors who race. Indeed, snowshoeing is a great alternative sport for those who want to enjoy many of the qualities of hiking, exploring, and enjoying winter weather.

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Checklist for Canoeing
Checklist for Canoeing

Canoes offer outdoor enthusiasts a great way to experience calm waterways and lakes in a leisurely setting.

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Checklist for Car Camping
Checklist for Car Camping

Car camping simply means that you load up all of your gear for the trip in your car, pull into your campsite, and set up your tent on a designated tent pad. This experience can be called “base camping” as well, and the benefits of car camping are most felt by the amount of gear one can take, as you aren’t restricted to what you can carry. Car camping requires forethought and preparation in order to ensure a safe and comfortable trip, so be sure to review this checklist for all of your essentials.

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Checklist for Snowboarding
Checklist for Snowboarding

Experiencing all that the snowy slopes has to offer can come in many forms. Setting itself apart from skiing, snowboarding utilizes a single board with both feet mounted in place as opposed to independent movement of two skis.

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A Simple Guide to Choosing Sunglasses
A Simple Guide to Choosing Sunglasses

Sunglasses are multi-functional necessities for anyone venturing outdoors. For folks who  hike, camp, backpack, climb, bike, or participate in any outdoor activities, sunglasses are a must-have! Not only do sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful UV rays (think of it like sunscreen for your eyes), but they also reduce eyestrain in bright conditions and protect you from flying debris and other hazards.

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Checklist for Freshwater Fishing
Checklist for Freshwater Fishing

Freshwater fishermen can enjoy fishing in a variety of locations while using a variety of techniques. Lakes, ponds, streams, creeks, and rivers can all make for the perfect ‘watering hole’ for your freshwater endeavours. But in order to make the most of your experience, you’ll want to ensure that you’ve packed the right gear for a safe and comfortable trip.

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Checklist for Skiing
Checklist for Skiing

Experiencing all that the snowy slopes has to offer can come in many forms. For skiers, taking to the slopes has never been easier.

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Checklist for Ice Fishing
Checklist for Ice Fishing

Ice fishing poses a unique set of environmental challenges for both the fisherman and his or her equipment. Winter weather, frozen surfaces, and harsher climates force an ice fisher to prepare for not only the task at hand - fishing - but also the climates they’ll be fishing in. Frigid conditions, hefty workloads, and potentially dangerous situations are all just part of the game when it comes to fishing out on the ice. Simply put, ice fishing is just one of those sports where preparation is just as important as the action of fishing itself.

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A Simple Guide to Fishing Waders and Water Shoes
A Simple Guide to Fishing Waders and Water Shoes

Foot gear for water activities is essential to keeping you comfortable for your day on the water. Whether you’re looking for a pair of fishing waders to keep your feet dry or looking for a reliable pair of water shoes to ensure an injury-free water-wading experience, we’ve got what you’re looking for.

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Checklist for Hiking
Checklist for Hiking

Day hiking is a great way to experience the outdoors without having to dedicate multiple days to the journey. One can enjoy many of the wonders that the rural outdoors has to offer without much experience, but hiking still requires many pieces of gear to ensure a safe and comfortable trip.

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Checklist for the Beach and Snorkeling
Checklist for the Beach and Snorkeling

Many vacationers tend to choose a beach location, as the sun, sand, and ocean are simply too tempting to pass up! Beach vacations lend themselves to perfect sceneries for snorkeling and surfing, especially for those traveling to the warmer climates near the equator where the water is clearer.

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Travel Preparation Checklist: Motorcycle
Travel Preparation Checklist: Motorcycle

Outdoor adventurers and casual vacationers alike can appreciate the value of traveling, and one of the more unique ways of traveling is via motorcycle. When traveling via motorcycle, you may have a destination in mind, or the ride itself may be the destination on its own! For motorcycle enthusiasts and casual riders alike, preparing for the journey is essential to safety and comfort.

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Checklist for the Water Park
Checklist for the Water Park

Water parks are an enjoyable way to take the family out for a day of fun-filled water activities without the dangers of deep ocean currents. Water parks are especially great for families who don’t live near the ocean or who don’t have a local pool.

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Checklist for Running/Jogging
Checklist for Running/Jogging

Runners and joggers tend to require less items for the sport, as hauling too much gear can even weigh you down and make for a more uncomfortable journey. But there are still some basics that runners and joggers should consider.

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Checklist for Bowhunting
Checklist for Bowhunting

Hunting is a dangerous sport unto itself - for the hunted, at least. Hunters, on the other hand, can ensure that their trip is safe, comfortable, and enjoyable if they adequately prepare for the activity at hand. For those whose weapon of choice for hunting is a bow, you’ll want to ensure that you’ve packed your back with the essentials from this checklist.

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Checklist for Cycling
Checklist for Cycling

One of the best ways to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip is to prepare yourself with the appropriate equipment for your outdoor activity! Cycling can range from a casual bike trip to a local park to a weekend excursion of mountain biking adventure. Before you go, review our checklist to ensure that you’re prepared for your biking trip accordingly. Your personal needs may vary, so add or remove items to best suit you.

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Checklist for Winter Camping
Checklist for Winter Camping

Winter camping in particular can put special strains on your equipment, as it’s required to withstand cold temperatures and frozen climates as well as the weather conditions that may accompany those types of areas. Similarly, the camper themselves may need to pack additional items to ensure safe, warm comfort during their outdoor stay. Winter camping requires forethought and preparation in order to ensure a safe and comfortable trip, so be sure to review this checklist for all of your essentials.

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Checklist for Road Biking, Urban Biking, and Commuting
Checklist for Road Biking, Urban Biking, and Commuting

Urban cycling, commuting, and road biking all involve many of the same preparatory elements and checklists due to their road use and public nature. Whether you bike to work every day or want to prepare yourself for a quick, fun cycling trip on paved streets, be sure to review the checklists below.

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Checklist for Kayaking
Checklist for Kayaking

With the use of a kayak, many outdoor enthusiasts can find themselves experiencing all that the waterways have to offer.

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Checklist for Camping with Kids
Checklist for Camping with Kids

Bringing children along for a camping excursion - whether it be for one night or several - involves gearing up for more than the essentials. Indeed, children require more items to stay interested, entertained, comfortable, and safe. Review this checklist to ensure that you’ve stocked your gear appropriately for camping with kids, and review checklists for RV and car camping if you’re planning on bringing those vehicles along as well.

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Checklist for Mountain Biking
Checklist for Mountain Biking

Mountain biking is probably the most rugged form of cycling there is, requiring specialized equipment to handle the strain of the rough terrains. Many choose to hike and/or camp to their cycling route, so be sure to also check our camping and hiking checklists as well as our travel checklist to ensure that you’re prepared for all aspects of your outdoor adventure.

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Checklist for the Pool
Checklist for the Pool

Swimming in an indoor or outdoor pool still requires some basic items, although you’ll typically have the benefit of safe and easy access to your gear at all times. Even pools can become dangerous for those who are inexperienced at swimming, so be sure to check water depths before entering the pool.

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Checklist for Alpine/Ice Climbing
Checklist for Alpine/Ice Climbing

Whether you've chosen alpine/ice climbing for the adventure, the weather, or the thrill of climbing in dangerous, wintry conditions, you'll need to ensure that your bags are always stocked to ensure a safe and comfortable journey. Ice climbing is the sport of climbing glaciers, although alpine climbers may also find themselves scaling the icy cliffs of frozen waterfalls, mountains, and rock faces.

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Checklist for RV Camping
Checklist for RV Camping

A recreational vehicle (RV) is a motor vehicle or trailer equipped with living space and amenities found in a home. One can tow their RV as a trailer or invest in a motorized RV for their camping experience and simply drive up to an RV park or campsite. Vacationers, campers, and travelers alike can benefit from the luxury use of an RV. One can check their desired location’s parks to see which are compatible for RV camping. RV camping requires forethought and preparation in order to ensure a safe and comfortable trip, so be sure to review this checklist for all of your essentials.

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Travel Preparation Checklist: Boat/Cruise
Travel Preparation Checklist: Boat/Cruise

Outdoor adventurers and casual vacationers alike can appreciate the value of traveling, and a unique way to travel is via boat or cruise. Waterways and oceans have much to offer, and passengers aboard a seacraft can enjoy the experiences of salty air and ocean breezes - all while traveling to a planned destination.

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A Simple Guide to Choosing a Tent
A Simple Guide to Choosing a Tent

When traveling, hiking, trekking, biking, or exploring the outdoors, you’ll generally need to consider your basics: food, water, and shelter to name a few. When it comes to shelter, the avid outdoorsman will consider many details that go into choosing the right one. From car camping to backpacking, there are several different styles and options for tents.

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Checklist for Gun Hunting
Checklist for Gun Hunting

Hunting is a dangerous sport unto itself - for the hunted, at least. Hunters, on the other hand, can ensure that their trip is safe, comfortable, and enjoyable if they adequately prepare for the activity at hand. For those whose weapon of choice for hunting is a gun, you’ll want to ensure that you’ve packed your back with the essentials from this checklist.

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Checklist for Sport Climbing
Checklist for Sport Climbing

Rock climbing is a great way for outdoor adventurers to get up close and personal to the rock faces they intend to summit. As a form of rock climbing, sport climbing sets itself apart from traditional climbing (also known as trad climbing) in that the climber relies on permanent anchors fixed to the rock, and possibly bolts, for protection.

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Checklist for Snowmobiling
Checklist for Snowmobiling

Experiencing all that the snowy slopes has to offer can come in many forms. Many winter sports activities involve manual-powered equipment such as snowshoes, skis, and snowboards; but setting itself apart is the snowmobile.

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Checklist for Trad Climbing
Checklist for Trad Climbing

Rock climbing is a great way for outdoor adventurers to get up close and personal to the rock faces they intend to summit. Traditional climbing (also known as trad climbing) requires that the user place their protection into the rock face as they go.

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A Simple Guide to Choosing Climbing Carabiners
A Simple Guide to Choosing Climbing Carabiners

You’ve probably seen or used a carabiner before, especially if you’re an outdoorsman. These lightweight links are used to connect objects together. Whether it’s connecting ropes, attaching pieces of equipment to your belt loop, or a cog of sorts in the larger schematic of your climbing harness, the carabiner is an essential outdoor tool.

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Checklist for Fishing with Kids
Checklist for Fishing with Kids

From stocking your bags with additional equipment to ensuring that you’ve got more than you need to keep the little ones occupied, there are a multitude of items and accessories you’ll want to bring for your fishing trip when you’re including children.

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Checklist for Boating
Checklist for Boating

Those who own a boat or are planning to rent a boat for a quick watercraft excursion get to reap the benefits of ample storage during their outdoor activity. But with larger watercraft comes larger needs, especially in terms of safety and emergency equipment. Here’s a rundown of everything you’ll need for your boating excursion, whether you’re opting for a pontoon boat, speedboat, sailboat, or other type of small propelled watercraft.

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