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Old 05-16-2017, 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by chacoguy View Post
NRS, Chaco, REI.
Not challenging you, just curious. Is REI really that much better? Or is it mainly better for heavy/rugged users (who actually get out in the wilderness)? I'm asking mainly about hardware like stoves, lanterns, etc. I think Coleman or even the Cabelas/Gander brands are OK for the average "outdoorsman".

To the OP: Craftsman or Snap-On tools. My info may be dated because I haven't had to buy replacements* for either brand in 35 years. At least at the time, they were worth the higher price.

*I have a picture from 1981 of myself working on an engine with my tools/toolbox beside me. This week I used the same tools, out of the same box, to fix the garage door.

Last edited by pullin; 05-16-2017 at 05:30 AM.