In case you haven’t picked up on this yet, I’m kind of a gear-whore. I like gear. It’s fun, and hopefully useful. While I like quality equipment, I usually shop around for a deal and will sacrifice a little of my requirements for a good price (except for when I don’t). I also wish I could be more of an ultralight packer, but I tend to be a heavypacker.
In a BackpackingLight.com article the author decided to see if he could get all of the basic equipment at Walmart for less than $100. Click here to see how it went.