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6 Comments on Share money-saving tips

  1. Scoutkid66 // June 22, 2010 at 7:31 pm // Reply

    I got a 64 liter backpack at REI for $120

  2. Dicks Sporting Goods and Bass Pro Shop usually have good coupons, but you may need to ask for them. Do so at the Customer Service counter of ask the department manager. Last year, when my sone bridged I was trying to buy his summer camp gear and Dicks gave me a whole packet of coupons specifically printed for Scouts and recreational atheletic teams! There were enough for everyone in his troop to get coupons.

  3. Research the gear you’re looking for online by cost, brand, and rating from other people. If you just look at you local sports store, you won’t be able to see what other brands of gear are like. Plus, buying online is usually cheaper, if you know where to look.

  4. Hey “dj11oo99”, you don’t have to buy freeze dried food, you can make your own at home! Ask your mom if she has a “Food-Saver” or something that dehydrates food. If she does, you can use that to dehydrate regular food to make it great for backpacking. If not, just buy the freeze dried stuff. It’s not that expensive!

  5. I want to go on a backpacking trip but i don’t want to spend a whole lot of money on freeze dried food what do i do

  6. iwishitwouldsnowhere // February 13, 2010 at 4:10 pm // Reply

    If you have a gift card to a shop that you’re buying an expensive thing, use it.
    Also, are there any recommended sleeping bags for camping out in the Georgetown area of Texas?

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