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[*] posted on 2-13-2020 at 07:22 AM
Camping gear for rent?


Hello everyone, this is my first post in the forum. I'm french so I apologize in advance for my poor english :)
I'm travelling with my girlfriend next month for 3 weeks and we are looking for a store or someone to rent/buy some camping gear (tent, bags, etc) but I haven't found a single store googling. We're visiting "only" baja california sur and starting from San José Cabo, so ideally we would like to buy/rent there.

Do you know someone or some store for camping gear? Thanks in advance. Have a great day
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[*] posted on 2-13-2020 at 09:03 AM
Welcome to the forum!


I am sorry that I can't help you out with either equipment, or information about where to find some, but keep checking back here to see if someone else can.

I would also like to help you out with your "poor English", but I am having difficulty finding any errors. Surely someone on this forum will take a shot at it though!

Will you be renting a car, bicycling, or backpacking here in Baja Sur?




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[*] posted on 2-13-2020 at 09:19 AM


Quote: Originally posted by trigosster  
Hello everyone, this is my first post in the forum. I'm french so I apologize in advance for my poor english :)
I'm travelling with my girlfriend next month for 3 weeks and we are looking for a store or someone to rent/buy some camping gear (tent, bags, etc) but I haven't found a single store googling. We're visiting "only" baja california sur and starting from San José Cabo, so ideally we would like to buy/rent there.

Do you know someone or some store for camping gear? Thanks in advance. Have a great day


I dont know of anyone that rents camping gear in cabo. The kayak tour providers in la paz and loreto probably have some camping gear they would rent.
i dont know of any store in baja sur that sells light weight backpacking gear, if looking for light weight backpacking gear to buy, you are probably better off bringing that in your luggage...




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[*] posted on 2-13-2020 at 09:24 AM


Go to Walmart in San Jose del Cabo. They have inexpensive camping gear (bags,tents,coolers ect.) that would be fine for what you want to do.
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[*] posted on 2-13-2020 at 09:30 AM


Quote: Originally posted by chippy  
Go to Walmart in San Jose del Cabo. They have inexpensive camping gear (bags,tents,coolers ect.) that would be fine for what you want to do.


for cheapo stuff for car camping, walmart will do.
for light weight gear for backpacking, walmart is not a good place.




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[*] posted on 2-14-2020 at 08:08 PM


Quote: Originally posted by chippy  
Go to Walmart in San Jose del Cabo. They have inexpensive camping gear (bags,tents,coolers ect.) that would be fine for what you want to do.


This is very good advice. It will be pretty inexpensive and do just fine.

If you want good, light-weight hiking stuff, bring it with you.





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[*] posted on 2-14-2020 at 08:42 PM


Walmart and Soriana and ACE hardware have everything you need, tents, inflatable mattress, pump, sheets, pillows, sleeping bags, coolers, stove, pots and pans, silverware, plates, etc. You can pretty much get everything including food at Walmart. Both San Jose Del Cabo and La Paz have these outlets. New is by far better than used since these things do fail at some point and don't always last more than a year. It's very important that zippers work and so forth. See you at the beach.
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[*] posted on 2-14-2020 at 10:31 PM


One bag of gear checked on a flight will be cheaper than buying it all new. New is more wasteful, and then when you leave do you leave it all behind?
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Quote: Originally posted by jonnymoderation  
One bag of gear checked on a flight will be cheaper than buying it all new. New is more wasteful, and then when you leave do you leave it all behind?


You donate it to someone. Pass on the love. It won't cost much.

Not wasteful.






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[*] posted on 2-15-2020 at 07:19 AM


Who accepts donations of unwashed and heavily used ca.ping gear? As a previous poster mentioned, Wally world sells gear that may not survive 2 seasons due to low quality.

Not trying to be antagonistic, actually am curious if I can leave some things I dont need so I can bring home more gifts !

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[*] posted on 2-15-2020 at 08:16 AM


Hello guys. Thank you very much for yours answers and the adresses. We will definitely check out Walmart and the other gear store in San José.
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Quote: Originally posted by jonnymoderation  
Who accepts donations of unwashed and heavily used ca.ping gear? As a previous poster mentioned, Wally world sells gear that may not survive 2 seasons due to low quality.

Not trying to be antagonistic, actually am curious if I can leave some things I dont need so I can bring home more gifts !

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Mexico is full of 10s of millions of people that will gladly accept used goods no matter the condition,...




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[*] posted on 2-15-2020 at 09:08 PM


Quote: Originally posted by trigosster  
Hello guys. Thank you very much for yours answers and the adresses. We will definitely check out Walmart and the other gear store in San José.


Walmart isn't a "gear store." It's a huge retailer that has everything. It has a camping section.

They specialize in being very affordable. Not where you would shop for stuff that will last your for years. But that's not what you are after. It will be decent.




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[*] posted on 2-15-2020 at 10:23 PM


Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
Quote: Originally posted by trigosster  
Hello guys. Thank you very much for yours answers and the adresses. We will definitely check out Walmart and the other gear store in San José.


Walmart isn't a "gear store." It's a huge retailer that has everything. It has a camping section.

They specialize in being very affordable. Not where you would shop for stuff that will last your for years. But that's not what you are after. It will be decent.




[Edited on 2-16-2020 by JZ]


Walmart is cheap because most goods are made in China by child labor, indentured servants and slaves; and Walmart relies on welfare to supplement the non-living wages they pay their employees (most Walmart employees are are on food stamps and other great society programs, because the make squat and don’t get benis).
Walmart, corporate socialism for the Walton family.
One of the Walton robber-baron heirs lives in baja... I think she dabbles in environmentalism and competes with Carlos slim to see who can buy the most land in baja...





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Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  


Walmart is cheap because most goods are made in China by child labor, indentured servants and slaves; and Walmart relies on welfare to supplement the non-living wages they pay their employees (most Walmart employees are are on food stamps and other great society programs, because the make squat and don’t get benis).
Walmart, corporate socialism for the Walton family.
One of the Walton robber-baron heirs lives in baja... I think she dabbles in environmentalism and competes with Carlos slim to see who can buy the most land in baja...



I see that your wine at dinner is treating you well, 2 bottles or 3?





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[*] posted on 2-16-2020 at 06:53 AM


Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  


Walmart is cheap because most goods are made in China by child labor, indentured servants and slaves; and Walmart relies on welfare to supplement the non-living wages they pay their employees (most Walmart employees are are on food stamps and other great society programs, because the make squat and don’t get benis).
Walmart, corporate socialism for the Walton family.
One of the Walton robber-baron heirs lives in baja... I think she dabbles in environmentalism and competes with Carlos slim to see who can buy the most land in baja...



I see that your wine at dinner is treating you well, 2 bottles or 3?



Nothing Goat said is inaccurate. Many Walmart employees get SNAP and Medicaid, as wages are so low. Corporate welfare at its finest.

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[*] posted on 2-16-2020 at 10:18 AM


For two people's baggage allowance, you can bring a lot of your own gear. Even if you bring one extra large or heavy baggage item (that will fold up - not a hard case suitcase) that you'll have to pay extra for, you can bring almost everything. At least bring a tent and possibly some kind of sleeping pad - if you can find some inflatable canvas surf riders, that's what I bring - works for snorkeling, sleeping pad. I also found a fold up, lightweight chair on eBay for $17 which was one of my most valued items at camp. I get really tired of sitting on rock with no backrest.
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[*] posted on 3-6-2020 at 05:58 AM


Hello again guys. Thanks for all the information you gave me last month. I checked Walmart and soriana store online but I wasn't really convinced by the quality/price so I've finally used Amazon.mx. Bought everything I needed and I'll collect in a pickup point next Tuesday when we arrive.
I don't really like giving my money to Bezos but I've managed to get some really good gear for almost half the price of Walmart.
So if you go someday to Baja and you don't like what you see in physical stores be aware that Amazon is everywhere.
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[*] posted on 3-6-2020 at 06:22 AM


Quote: Originally posted by mtgoat666  
Quote: Originally posted by JZ  
Quote: Originally posted by trigosster  
Hello guys. Thank you very much for yours answers and the adresses. We will definitely check out Walmart and the other gear store in San José.


Walmart isn't a "gear store." It's a huge retailer that has everything. It has a camping section.

They specialize in being very affordable. Not where you would shop for stuff that will last your for years. But that's not what you are after. It will be decent.




[Edited on 2-16-2020 by JZ]


Walmart is cheap because most goods are made in China by child labor, indentured servants and slaves; and Walmart relies on welfare to supplement the non-living wages they pay their employees (most Walmart employees are are on food stamps and other great society programs, because the make squat and don’t get benis).
Walmart, corporate socialism for the Walton family.
One of the Walton robber-baron heirs lives in baja... I think she dabbles in environmentalism and competes with Carlos slim to see who can buy the most land in baja...



Hmmm...what I see at our local walmart is individuals who are supplementing their social security checks. Lots of elderly working the registers. Most seem pretty grateful to be working. I've always wanted to ask them how the additional income acts against their SS income tax rating. Our socialist comrades (mini goats) at the helm here in Cali love all that extra wealth to redistribute with high 'income' taxes.
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[*] posted on 3-6-2020 at 08:29 AM


If you are going to be up in the Loreto area in mid April let me know as I am sure I have some stuff you can use.




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