Shopping season has arrived and if you’re like me, maybe you hate shopping. I am easily overwhelmed by the paradox of choice. However, the holidays are soon upon us and we will be seeking gifts for our favorite outdoor freak. And for those of us who like to buy ourSELVES gifts, the change of seasons means it’s time to get new gear. I’m already looking around for my next pair of backcountry skis. <rubs hands together with glee> By the way, if you are shopping for backcountry gear, this very podcast launched with a series of three episodes on the topic: AT Boots, AT Bindings, and Backcountry skis,
But back to today’s episode. I cajoled my good friend Jason Munzke, a former river guide, to share with us some of his best shopping tips because he, my friends, is a professional dirtbag shopper and he’s going to open up his tool kit for us today.
Also discussed: the importance of shopping and supporting local. A big caveat to all this is using your local shop for their knowledge and buying from them when doing so. In other words, going in and talking to them, trying stuff, touching it and then going online to find it cheaper is supremely uncool.
Let’s gear up for what’s next:
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