The PNW camping season is here. Whether you love hiking or have never done it before, the biggest obstacle is often the price. So here are some ways to break the budget.
PORTLAND, Oregon. This week at Let's Get Out Dare we are a little closer to home և heading to the next Adventure Outdoor store in South East Portland. Finding the right outfit can be difficult when it comes to hiking, so here are some ways to make it fun and affordable.
There is no limit to what you can do when it comes to the Pacific Northwest. For most of us, the only limitation is the cost of the entire hardware.
"We cover almost the entire range," said Dick Haykamp, co-owner of Next Adventure. "Camping, hiking, winter boots, clothes և, of course, everything you need for skiing և snowboarding."
Because top teams come together so quickly, there is no reason why you should not be able to budget.
"One of our core values at Next Adventure is to make adventure accessible to everyone," Haykamp said. "We have clearly seen the barriers that people may encounter while camping or engaging in outdoor activities."
There are many ways to create your own hiking collection if you are just starting out, but what is your financial threshold? KGW reporter Mike Banner used to go to camp when he was a teenager, but now he is going to take his 6-year-old twin, a completely different animal, to camp for one or two nights. He came to Next Adventure to get some answers.
"The bottom line is that we want to start with your shelter," Haykamp said. "Your sleep system should be like a sleeping pillow."
You can choose a baby cot, do not forget your sleeping bag. Haykamp notes that these three items, including the oven and the stove, are enough to get you started.
Hakkamp, for example, assembled equipment for a two-person campaign in the store. A tent, two sleeping bags, a mattress and a propane stove cost a little over $ 500.
Before going outside, consider going down to the basement of a convenient store. Roads and corridors of used equipment can be customized to your personal value.
"If you travel on a budget, this is for you because we really care about this group," Haykamp said.
Not everyone has to deal with used gear, but if you're in a difficult financial situation and you still have problems with the campaign, you can consider this. Haykamp was able to find all the branded items for two, a sleeping bag, a sleeping bag and a stove worth less than 100.
"If you're just afraid to know what you need, we have many ways to get you into the sport at the right price, to feel safe with the equipment you need when you leave," he said. .
As for Banner, he thought his question had been answered.
"I feel good," he said. "In fact, I feel much better now than I did in the beginning. In other words, I think I am 6 years old … I am ready to live in nature for a day or two in the desert. ” tent. "I dig, I eat hot dogs."
Father and son have a good time.
"That's right," Banner said. "I can never get enough of it."
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