Place to buy used backpacking/camping gear?

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For those of you who are avid outdoors campers/backpackers. Do you know of a good place to buy used camping and backpacking equipment? Is there like an FM/NC buy/sell forum for us backpackers? :biggrin:
 
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I'm not sure I would want to buy some of this stuff used for obvious reasons, especially sleeping bags and tents. Some people don't properly store them after use and can grow mold and mildew. You can get decent prices on most of the basic stuff at Wal-Mart and Kmart. The more advanced stuff can be found at REI at a higher price. Also try Cabelas and Bass Pro. Cabelas is a neat place to visit if you have one near you.

http://www.cabelas.com/
 
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If you are a member at REI, they have "garage sales" every 6 months. You can get some really good deals. A lot of the stuff is customer returns with nothing wrong. You have to be a member to go.
 
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Where in CA are you? Seems like you shouldnt have trouble finding a gear consignment shop.

eBay seems like a reasonable shot, too - especially if you know what you're looking for.

A sleeping bag - especially down - might be something to avoid just because it's easy to ruin one by washing it improperly or putting it away damp. then again, buying one that's only been used once or twice should be ok.
 

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