If, like me, you’re itching to get out the tent and do some camping, you might want to head to Champaign Surplus Thursday evening.
The store is hosting Backpacker magazine’s “Get Out More” tour, where you can see all kinds of cool outdoor gear and learn a little about outdoor skills.
Randy and Sheri Propster are the hosts, and they must have one of the best jobs in the world. They spend most of the year (other than the winter months) traveling the country — camping, hiking and making presentations like the one they’ll do at Champaign Surplus, to talk about gear and how to be prepared to spend some time living outdoors.
I wrote about their visit to Champaign last year in my fitness column. I came away not only coveting their lifestyle, but also the tiny little canister stove and the collapsable bowls and cups that were on display.
They’ll be speaking from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Get out there, and then get outside.
The photos below: Randy and Sheri Propster making their presentation last year at Champaign Surplus; a portable solar panel and battery; and the collapsable cup that I love.