Camping Gear Memphis TN

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Dick's Sporting Goods
(901) 737-2216
7766 Polo Grounds Blvd
Memphis, TN
 
Bass Pro Sports
(901) 213-5800
6140 Macon Rd
Memphis, TN
Hours
Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 10:00 PMSun 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Sports Authority
(662) 536-2313
Southaven Towne Center, 225 Goodman Road West
Southaven, MS
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Rikard & Sons Inc
(870) 735-2141
203 North Walker Avenue
West Memphis, AR
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(615) 773-6160
401South Mt. Juliet Rd
Mt. Juliet, TN
 
Dick's Sporting Goods
(901) 386-5302
2393 N. Germantown Pkwy
Cordova, TN
 
Sports Authority
5895 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN
 
Sports Authority
(901) 373-2501
Wolf Creek Center, 2751 Wolf Creek Parkway
Memphis, TN
Services
Golf Day Shop, Golf Hitting Cage, Golf Trade-In Program, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Sports Authority
(901) 850-9384
10337 E. Shelby Drive
Collierville, TN
Services
Golf Simulator, Golf Trade-In Program, Hunting and Fishing Licenses, Delivery & Assembly
Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 8:00pm
Holiday hours may vary.

Dick's Sporting Goods
(865) 379-1480
221 Hamilton Crossing Dr
Alcoa, TN
 

Camping Lanterns

Camping is a ball to take part in, but there are a few things you’re going to need to take with you aside from the tent and sleeping bags that some newcomers to the sport or craft just don’t think about.
One of those things is most definitely a lantern.

The Colman Propane lantern The Colman Propane lantern

When I went camping for the first time, we set up camp, and were ready to head for bed.
It was a fairly warm night, we’d arrived late and there wasnt’ any reason for a fire.. so I said to my partner in woodsman savvy, “hey pass me the flash light.
She replied ” I didn’t bring a flashlight?
In fairness to her, I’d just imagined she’d bring one, so I didn’t either.
Wen you camp, you are going to need a lantern of some variety. Whether its gas, battery or oil, as the saying goes, Don’t leave home without it.
It gets quite dark in the middle of the forest without any sort of method of lighting your way.

Selecting gas, battery or candle is a matter of personal choice and safety to be honest.
The gas ones are of course the brightest but they tend to get quite noisy and are costly to use for more than a little amount of time. You’ve got the extra bottles of gas to drag around with you. The older variety are quite as bright, not as loud but are dangerous to fill as well as sometimes being messy.

This model fits over your flashlight to make a battery lantern This model fits over your flashlight to make a battery lantern

Nearly any lantern of this type is also goign to use a mantle so make sure you carry a few spares.

The battery variety are of course my personal favorite when you’re working with kids. You stil need to drag around extra things but batteries tend to be less heavy than spare propane tanks, and they do give off plenty of light, albeit for a shorter period than the gas variety is going to run on a tank of propane.

Candle lanterns are cost effective but in a wind storm you’re usually out of luck and they tend to be too dim ...

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Winter Camping and Gear, Pt 1,

I am the proud possessor of an insane sister, (everyone needs one) who shares my penchant for camping in wintertime, a thing which no one else particularly cares for in my immediate family..
Camping is one of my best loved means of relaxing, and since you need to relax in winter as well as summer, I dragged her, kicking and screaming into my first foray into winter camping, on the banks of Oil Creek in the hilly country of Pennsylvania .

A good tent, rated for cold weather is a necessity A good tent, rated for cold weather is a necessity

It snowed about 8 inches the night before we left and nearly everyone who heard we were still going camping, feared for our lives and questioned our sanity.
It was, in point of fact, one of the most challenging and fun things we’d ever done. We packed our tent with snow, added our small heater, cracked the window in the tent and were cozy and felt superior. We’d done it all alone and we’d done it well.
We are also the possessors of men who don’t particularly care for the challenge of a tent in the wintertime, so while we visit the outdoors, they stayed inside watching football and enjoying some time free of their wives, who everyone agreed, must be nuts and they could use the time away from us.

Our second real foray into cold weather was a high country campout in the upper mountains of New Mexico in December, where the Sandia mountains, the cold night temperatures, no snow to use as insulating factors and a windy night posed its own challenges for us.

Comparing the two trips we learned a great deal about camping and keeping warm, about survival and about each other.
Having seen a few too many of the old John wayne shows, we took our thin sleeping bags, perceiving the warm ( 60 degree) days in New Mexico as a harbinger of the night to come.
Wrong..
We found ourselves nearly frozen at about 3 am, with the fire banked down and not enough covers, and a 25 degree night on the mountain top.
We’d hiked in, about 8 miles, so the option to go to the automobile heater heaven just wasn’t there.
From experiences such as this one, we gather wisdom, and I can honestly say that having survived it, we are uniquely qualified to tell you what works and what doesn’t for winter camping equipment.

A good sleeping bag will offer extra insulation in key areas of the body A good sleeping bag will offer extra insulation in key areas of the body

Winter Camping is a challenge. Its meant to be, and you must want to BE challenged or you’d be waiting for summer time to pitch your tent.
The elements are going to challenge you. Whether its snow, rain, sleet or simply some unbearably cold air.
Be ready for it.

Compensate for those elements, plan for them and make your preparations in advance for the times when the weather goes south and you can’t.

One thing you will absolutely need, is a tent thats well rated for the cold. We personally recommend a surplus military type tent that you can buy at nearly any online or offline military surplus store.
The one we have is...

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