I came across a new outfitter in the Saint Paul area today. I was impressed with their selection, prices, location, and overall atmosphere. They have an online presence at https://www.traditioncreek.com and their retail location is at 933 7th Street West in Saint Paul right near the old Landmark/Schmidt brewery. They had their grand opening this week. Really a fun store to browse through.
Its always good to support local retailers, so next time you need a tent, sleeping bag, stove, or other gear, look these guys up. I think your experience will be a lot more satisfying than the big box stores. I picked up a dried spaghetti pack and some lightweight tent stakes for my trip on the TMAT on the north shore next week. I am looking for a reason to go back soon!