The Importance of Water Shoes for Tubing and Rafting

June 25, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Any time you participate in a sport or activity, it’s important you have the right type of footwear if you hope to perform at your peak and in a completely safe manner. This is especially important in water settings—not just any shoe will work in the water. Bare feet simply are not reliable in a lot of wet settings, but water shoes can provide you with the traction you need to stay safe and avoid slips and falls. Our store offers water shoes beginning at just $7, but we have brands at all price levels, including Teva, Chaco and Keen’s... View Article

The Patagonia Atom Sling: A Great Option Among Our Hiking Gear in Sevierville, TN

June 11, 2018 Leave your thoughts

Big enough to fit all of your travel essentials, the Patagonia Atom sling is one of our most popular pack options for outdoor and travel enthusiasts. Its efficient design blends the comfort of a backpack with the low-profile carry of a courier’s bag and the convenience of a shoulder bag. The bag offers 488 cubic inches of gear capacity, spread between its main compartment and two exterior pockets. Included are a compartment designed specifically for an iPad or tablet, as well as a hip belt for extra convenience. You can easily carry it on with you to a plane or... View Article

Human & Bear Interaction

June 4, 2018 Leave your thoughts
Pepper Spray

GSM Outfitters sells Bear Spray and it is something a lot of people should have. When I carry mine I think I would be more apt to use it for other people than myself (the picture of people chasing bears is a good example). It is something that can save people and bears. If you spray a bear with it, the bear affiliates the negative experience with humans. The spray works well on a variety of species including homo sapiens. Bear spray is also good to have at the doors of the cabins in this area. In May a man... View Article