Where I Go For Online Shopping

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Well, we made it! Today brings us to the last day of what I call my one short post a day for a week series.

That sounds like a mouthful, but I took this week to develop what I use the most and did a quick write-up about them.

So what do you think? It would be amazing if you would go back to the post from Monday and leave me a comment. I really want to know if you liked this and if I should do it again.


Just in case you don’t know this about me, I’m not a big fan of shopping. There are only a few exceptions to this statement. That is if the “shopping” is dealing with one of my passions, Overlanding, hiking, camping, and pretty much any outdoor activity.

You might be wondering why I’m writing about shopping. Well, because I felt like I needed to add one more post to wrap up this week. So without further ado, I will share with you the three places I shop the most.


To put it simply, REI is not only the best store I think I’ve been to but is also an amazing company. I have learned and done so much with REI that I could spend an entire blog post writing about it.

If you ever need a piece of gear, shop to work on your bicycle, hiking, camping, climbing, or even snow sports, take it to a green vest.

They have your back, you get 10% back at the end of the year (assuming you are a member, and if you aren’t, you should be), and they always give back to the outdoor community.

Not only that, but REI was one of the first retail companies that decided to close for Black Friday! That means the entire company is closed and gives that time for families and enjoying the great outdoors.

EMS Outdoors

While searching online, I recently found a company called Eastern Mountain Sports. There are a few outdoor stores out there, but EMS is one that I have been reading and looking at much more often lately.

I am still a diehard REI customer and member, but EMS has some excellent things going for it.

It looks like they are big on the East coast, such as their name, but they have a ton of quality gear and some interesting things on their website.

Additionally, they sometimes have better prices than the previously mentioned store too. But, you didn’t hear that from me.


I don’t think I can mention shopping without mentioning Amazon. Personally, I do most of my shopping in this section, as I’m sure you do as well.

Amazon is a beast, and it’s pretty hard to compete with them. I don’t think I have met anyone that hasn’t ordered or heard about this company.

I not only use Amazon, but I also have really enjoyed using the Kindle service. As you might already know, reading has been one of my goals, and the Kindle has allowed me to read every day!

Like the other stores, I listed, I feel that I could talk a lot about Amazon. But, I’m pretty sure we know what the company is and does. So I will leave it at that. I suggest checking this section out for some good stuff.

What Do You Think?

Well, that is it for this week. I plan on writing something new on Monday, which I’m sure will be a longer post.

I really do want to know what you think about the group of shorter posts this week. I know it was different, but I hope you liked it and maybe even learned something along the way.

After all, now you know the places I go for my daily news fix, gear, and even the podcasts I listen to.

If you would like more information about the companies listed above, leave a comment below. I will do what I can to answer all your remaining questions. If there awesome questions, I’ll update the blog post to include them and let you know.

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