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Moon Trail Backcountry Equipment

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Offline Joe

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Re: Moon Trail Backcountry Equipment
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2008, 10:17:03 AM »
Anyone know about Good Sports off I-10 and De Zavala Rd.? I need a place to pick up some MSR gas canisters on my way to the park from the SA airport and this looked like it was right on the way.

Yeah, like Bill says they have good stuff. I got a great deal on a sleeping bag there last year during their Spring sale. You can get just about anything you need for your trip in this area - there's an HEB grocery store on one corner, a big Wal-Mart on another, and a Home Depot on yet another. The traffic can be pretty bad, though.

If you take Highway 90 to West Texas instead of I-10, then Whole Earth Provision Company is on the way.
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Re: Moon Trail Backcountry Equipment
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2008, 10:55:03 AM »
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If you take Highway 90 to West Texas instead of I-10, then Whole Earth Provision Company is on the way.

Only if you come down 281 to 90. I think most people would just go west around 410 to 90 to avoid having to take 281 downtown. That being said Whole Earth is only a couple of miles from the airport so wouldn't be an inconvenience either way.

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Re: Moon Trail Backcountry Equipment
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2008, 11:37:18 AM »
Only if you come down 281 to 90. I think most people would just go west around 410 to 90 to avoid having to take 281 downtown. That being said Whole Earth is only a couple of miles from the airport so wouldn't be an inconvenience either way.

I prefer 281 over Loop 410, but I live in Monte Vista and used to work downtown so I'm used to it. But you're right, from the airport to Highway 90 either way works.
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Re: Moon Trail Backcountry Equipment
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2008, 10:38:51 PM »
Back to Moontrail, I've purchased items online and at the store. They are always very helpful. If buying a sleeping bag at the store, you can crawl into as many as you like.

I don't believe they are open on the weekends and they don't stay open too late in the evenings. I think they close at 6 pm.
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Re: Moon Trail Backcountry Equipment
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2008, 11:37:05 AM »
I've been waiting so long for that to happen that I've given up Joe!  :icon_cry: There used to be a couple of small camping oriented store in SA but one by one they died off. We have Whole Earth Provision now and they seem to be solid. I enjoy shopping there. With Moon Trail, we have access to some stuff not carried by REI or WEP. I for one would love to have an REI here. I always thought REI could do well in SA if they located in the right place. Maybe they never found the "right" place to put a store.
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Offline Ay Chihuahua!

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Re: Moon Trail Backcountry Equipment
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2008, 11:45:34 AM »
REI is overrated.

Which stores do you believe are better?

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Re: Moon Trail Backcountry Equipment
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2008, 11:52:48 AM »
I like Whole Earth, myself.  I also like the internet.  Haven't tried Cabrelas.

I'm not saying REI is bad, just that I don't think it's as great as some people think it is.  But, believe me, I have dropped more than a few dollars at REI.
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Re: Moon Trail Backcountry Equipment
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2008, 12:18:47 PM »
I like Whole Earth, myself.  I also like the internet.  Haven't tried Cabrelas.

I'm not saying REI is bad, just that I don't think it's as great as some people think it is.  But, believe me, I have dropped more than a few dollars at REI.

Believe me...I've got complaints about REI, but I also have complaints about Whole Earth.  Here in Austin we have two REI's (and a third on the way?) and three Whole Earth's.  We also have a Backwoods, which also caters to backpackers (actually, it's in Bee Caves).  Regardless of all my complaining about REI, it's still the place where you find the best deal...IMHO.

P.S.  Is it cats cats or cat scats?   :icon_lol:

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Re: Moon Trail Backcountry Equipment
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2008, 12:22:25 PM »
Anyone know about Good Sports off I-10 and De Zavala Rd.? I need a place to pick up some MSR gas canisters on my way to the park from the SA airport and this looked like it was right on the way.

Coleman 220 gram are the same thread as MSR. Although these are larger, they will fit and can sometimes be found at Academy or Wal-Mart
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Re: Moon Trail Backcountry Equipment
« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2008, 12:25:16 PM »
I've been waiting so long for that to happen that I've given up Joe!  :icon_cry: There used to be a couple of small camping oriented store in SA but one by one they died off. We have Whole Earth Provision now and they seem to be solid. I enjoy shopping there. With Moon Trail, we have access to some stuff not carried by REI or WEP. I for one would love to have an REI here. I always thought REI could do well in SA if they located in the right place. Maybe they never found the "right" place to put a store.
  Bill


REI is overrated.

REI is sure a lot better than the choices we have in Okla City.  All we have is a lame BassPro (which caters almost exclusively to hunting/fishing/boating - heck half the floorspace there is devoted to boat displays), and an Academy Sports.  I'd love to have a REI here.

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Re: Moon Trail Backcountry Equipment
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2008, 01:01:51 PM »
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P.S.  Is it cats cats or cat scats?   :icon_lol:
LOL!!!  I've been using that handle for three years on various sites and this is the first time I've been asked that--or that I've even noticed myself!
« Last Edit: December 15, 2008, 01:51:18 PM by RichardM »
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Re: Moon Trail Backcountry Equipment
« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2008, 01:52:00 PM »
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P.S.  Is it cats cats or cat scats?   :icon_lol:
LOL!!!  I've been using that handle for three years on various sites and this is the first time I've been asked that--or that I've even noticed myself!
I had the same question when I first saw your username. So which is it?

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Re: Moon Trail Backcountry Equipment
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2008, 02:19:37 PM »
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I had the same question when I first saw your username. So which is it?

Cats Cats.  But I'm liking Cat scats more and more.

Moderator note: careful when trimming your quotes....gotta make sure each ending tag has a beginning and vice-versa...
« Last Edit: December 15, 2008, 02:34:22 PM by RichardM »
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Re: Moon Trail Backcountry Equipment
« Reply #28 on: December 15, 2008, 02:32:05 PM »
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Cats Cats.  But I'm liking Cat scats more and more. 

Be careful!  Cat scats has duel meanings. 

Examples:
a) When my dog enters the room, the cat scats.

b) My dog likes to eat cat scats.

See what I mean?


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Re: Moon Trail Backcountry Equipment
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2008, 05:29:21 PM »
Yeah; (b) is what I was thinking.

Your dog does??
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