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How To Have An Affordable Outdoor Adventure
Gas prices are low, the weather is beautiful, and you live in beautiful Boise, Idaho, capital of the perfect state for outdoor enthusiasts.
The thing is, you want to save as much money as possible because interest rates are low and you are in the market to buy your dream home (See what I did there…?), so you’re worried that this summer you might just have to forgo the fun.
How can you be financially responsible and still have a great time?
Easy – you’re going to rent from Outdoor Toy Share, and you’re going to buy the best in gently-used outdoor equipment from Outdoor Exchange and Backcountry Pursuit.
Outdoor Toy Share is the newest and best way to rent boats, RVs, personal sea crafts and even a truck to haul them. No more worrying about how you can afford to get that ski boat or fish Arrowrock Dam with your closest friends. Now you can take a nice RV to the family reunion and leave the tent behind.
Own a boat or RV? Make some money this summer! Rent out your toys when you’re not using them and you might be able to earn that down payment for your new house by the fall. Outdoor Toy Share screens all renters, checks their backgrounds and insures them. You get to approve every transaction and you create the rental price.
If your idea of a great spring and summer is sticking closer to home and enjoying the foothill trails on a high-end mountain bike, then you can save money by buying one used. No need to search online, either, because we have two stores downtown that only consign the best. You can get that bike and probably find all sorts of inspiration to keep your weekends busy.
Outdoor Exchange sells new and used stand up paddle boards and is currently having a pre-season sale. Their staff can help you pick the perfect fit for you and even direct you to some places to play. They’re also experts on backpacking and light camping. While you’re in asking questions about what to buy, test out the new food line they are stocking, Good To-Go Foods.
Backcountry Pursuit is another great spot to find secondhand goods, including hiking boots, bikes, kayaks and rafts. They recently partnered with Outdoor Gear Medics and offer equipment repairs out of their downtown location. You can get everything from patches to replacement zippers and all work is guaranteed – if it fails for any reason, it will be fixed at no charge.
There are too many ways to stay within your summer budget, so no excuses! And please keep us in mind when you see the perfect house just off your favorite trail. We’ll be happy to help you!
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