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#124513 - 02/20/08 04:09 PM Re: Places to buy, places to avoid? [Re: Dan_McI]
KenK Offline
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Registered: 06/26/04
Posts: 2026
Loc: NE Illinois
Two other interesting sources are:



Campingsurival.com has a lot of stuff. A lot of junk, but some nice stuff too.

Oh, for batteries & chargers: http://www.thomas-distributing.com

Bandanas: http://www.wholesaleforeveryone.com
Trash bags: http://www.spectrumbagsonline.com

#124516 - 02/20/08 04:40 PM Re: Places to buy, places to avoid? [Re: KenK]
Stu Offline
I am not a P.P.o.W.
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Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 1058
Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
http://www.fourseasonssurvival.com/, the Makers of Spark-Lite's and Tinder Quik also sell many other Survival items. They are strong supporters of ETS.

http://www.campingsurvival.com/ Great people.

I've ordered from both, and am 100% sure I will use them again.
Our most important survival tool is our brain, and for many, that tool is way underused! SBRaider
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#124543 - 02/20/08 08:01 PM Re: Places to buy, places to avoid? [Re: Blitz]
BrianTexas Offline
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Registered: 04/26/06
Posts: 304
Loc: North Central Texas, USA
Originally Posted By: Blitz
Originally Posted By: Schwert
Country Comm is always good....loads of small neat things.

I'm addicted to County Comm, I want one of everything they have. I can vouch for Sierra Trading Post as well.

One place I have just ordered from is basegear. Great prices and service, they ship quickly. I've put in 3 orders and no problems.



+1 for basegear. Got a great deal on a Leatherman that arrived within a few days. Friendly note thanking me was in the packaging.
Also known as BrianEagle. I just remembered my old password!

#124559 - 02/20/08 10:27 PM Re: Places to buy, places to avoid? [Re: MichaelJ]
bsmith Offline
day hiker

Registered: 02/15/07
Posts: 584
Loc: ventura county, ca
dog tags.


excellent service, rapid response, rapid delivery.

clothing and lots of other stuff:


free shipping - with large item restrictions - for purchases over $50.00. good prices, but wait for the sales. excellent service and response time.

Edited by bsmith (02/20/08 10:32 PM)
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#124789 - 02/22/08 04:06 AM Re: Places to buy, places to avoid? [Re: BillLiptak]
redflare Offline

Registered: 12/25/05
Posts: 647
Loc: SF Bay Area, CA
Originally Posted By: BillLiptak
I also just dealt with Red Flare and have to say that customer service was beyond exceptional. I ordered some things for my Vic S.O.S. Kit, not realizing that it was special order, by the time it came in I was in limbo moving between my old apartment and new one. One e-mail later and they re-routed my shippment back to their warehouse and held it for 6 days and reshipped it so it would make it to the new adress. At no additional charge. With excellent e-mail communication and confirmation. Best. Service. Ever.

-Bill Liptak

Thanks for a good word Bill!!! grin

#124800 - 02/22/08 12:13 PM Re: Places to buy, places to avoid? [Re: redflare]
Kris Offline

Registered: 04/13/07
Posts: 623
Loc: A Canadian in the UK
I wonder if this would be a good opportunity to make this thread a sticky topic and keep it towards the top of the list.

Maybe even creating a new thread with just urls?

I found this one thread has costed me more money then i care to admit to my wife!
"One should not increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything"
William of Ockham (1285-1349)

#124803 - 02/22/08 12:38 PM Re: Places to buy, places to avoid?
BillLiptak Offline

Registered: 12/19/07
Posts: 259
No, thanks to you Red Flare. It seems the older "vintage" S.O.S. Kit by Victorinox differs from the new ones....judging by the pic on your website and contents.....would love to get a newer model and compare them side by side but alas, this move has got me quite broke and can't see doing it in the near future.
BTW for disclaimer reasons, I am in no way affiliated with Red Flare, just damn impressed laugh

-Bill Liptak

#125449 - 02/27/08 03:55 PM Re: Places to buy, places to avoid? [Re: BillLiptak]
Hghvlocity Offline

Registered: 01/12/05
Posts: 248
Loc: Oklahoma
Can't believe nobody has ever used Sportsman's Guide. I have used them on multiple occasions with very positive results. Just placed an order for some more Trioxane tablets. I think one of my relatives is completely outfitted from there. He is constantly getting stuff. They have pretty good deals on surplus and brand name stuff to. I got a Mountinsmith pack from them last year for 29.00..no kidding. Ordered one for the whole family at that price.
Get busy living...or get busy dying!

#125466 - 02/27/08 06:49 PM Re: Places to buy, places to avoid? [Re: Hghvlocity]
benjammin Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK
It's been a while since I ordered from them. I may need to bring them back in the fold again. My garage is getting awful full these days.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
-- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

#125496 - 02/27/08 11:11 PM Re: Places to buy, places to avoid? [Re: Schwert]
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Registered: 03/13/02
Posts: 905
Loc: Seattle, Washington
My order from Ben's Backwoods just arrived. Very efficient service from Ben and I just have to post his locally made mini-firesteel. It is my favorite item that I ordered. I tossed it in at the end to make the free shipping amount ($100) but now I wish I had ordered a couple more.

This is the little fellow. Done is Spruce and gutted paracord. Real nice….

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