Summer is officially here, which means it’s time to start planning your summer adventures! Whether you like to camp at a site or in the woods, or if you’re just in it for the hike, The Trail Shop has all the essentials (& more!) that you need for your next trip! The Trail Shop is located in the heart of downtown Truro on Inglis St., right next to Take It Outside.
For any outdoor adventure, and especially when it comes to off-the-trail activities, it’s so important to make sure that you are prepared for everything before you head out. Your wellbeing and safety is very important, and that’s why we’ve partnered with The Trail Shop to promote all of their camping/hiking essentials – so that you can be prepared for everything! Let’s take a look at what they consider to be the most important camping essentials!
To start, you’re going to need a backpack! The Trail Shop sells great, high-quality brands, including Osprey, Gregory, Eagle Creek, North Face and more! They also come in many sizes, and their trusty employees are ready to help you find the best fit for your camping and hiking needs!
How about a sleeping bag that goes perfectly with your new backpack? The Trail Shop offers lots of different types and colours of sleeping bags, so you can adjust according to weather and personal comfort level. You can find brands like Hotcore, Nemo, Therm-A-Rest and more! While you’re at it, make sure you pick up a tent for shelter while you sleep – these range in brand and in size, so you can go solo or with a group!
Worried about packing food? Not to worry, The Trail Shop offers express meal kits – such as Happy Yak – which provide you with delicious, one serving meals in small bags. For most cases, all you must do is add water, and you have a full meal. Some of the most popular meals include Pad Thai, Mac & Cheese, Mexican Style Veggie Bowl, and Cinnamon Apple Crisp (Yup, dessert too!). They also offer a variety of freeze-dried meats! Plus, how about a Sea-To-Summit collapsible bowl that weighs next to nothing! That’s what I call easy packing!
Don’t forget to stop into The Trail Shop to purchase everything you need to keep yourself safe! From tick beads and kits, to bear spray, headlamps, and whistles, you will be prepared in most unwanted scenarios! Ask an associate what products will keep you safe in the woods!
Finally, let’s talk about hydration! Check out their water purifier tablets, or their Lifestraw, which allows you to drink clean water directly from any source! Plus, if you’re looking for a new water bottle, check out their Yeti supply! From tumblers, water bottles, coaster for cans, hard & soft coolers. They are fully stocked right now in Yeti coolers (which won’t last long!) Plus, you must check out the three new seasonal colours in stock right now, Bimini Pink, Alpine Yellow & OffShore blue.
Looking for something new to try? How about kayaking! The Trail Shop carries two different brands of kayaks ; Old Town & Clearwater designs. They are recreational kayaks meant for the lake or rivers (not ocean kayaks). Plus, Clearwater designs are Canadian made! They also carry all accessories you need to get out on the water – P.F.D.s , paddles, pumps, paddle floats and more. If you purchase a kayak, you get 10% off all your kayak accessories!
Now that you’ve got the list, it’s time to head into the shop. Not only can you find high quality products, but you’ll be offered friendly customers service, and will leave prepared and excited to start your adventure!