View Full Version : Preppers Swapmeet (Irwindale Jan 13th)

01-07-2013, 9:10 AM

Sunday, January 13, 2013 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Irwindale's Santa Fe Dam Recreational Facility
15501 Arrow Highway, Irwindale, CA

Any CalGunners going?

After years of accumulation, we all have gear we no longer use, or are considering replacing. Instead of using craigslist or ebay, Let's get all of us like-minded individuals together and bring down our unused/no longer used gear down and swap it out for gear we want/need... There are a great many deals to be had, by doing so. Some of my greatest finds have been through trade blankets.


Items must be Outdoor, preparedness, or survival related... such as:

* tents
* tactical
* back packs
* sleeping bags
* climbing, rappelling
* fishing
* dutch ovens
* Survival kits/components
* MREs/ emergency rations
* preparedness supplies
* navigation supplies
* books on relevant topics
* HAM radio equipment
* knives
* etc.

Trading is good, as is cash.


01-07-2013, 9:19 AM
going to try and make this!

01-07-2013, 9:50 AM
I'll be there.

I will be swapping things I know I don't need, for things I hope i never need. :laugh:

But seriously, I'm going to check it out and then do some hiking, since I'll be out there anyway.

Anyone know a specific awesome trail?
I did that "Bridge to Nowhere" hike in Azusa recently, that was great,
anything else nearby?

Alan Halcon
01-07-2013, 4:30 PM
I'll be there... I'm hosting it:)

01-07-2013, 4:47 PM
Damnit, I want to go to one of these but I'm not driving all that way to do it. :(

Good luck everyone. Hope you get some cool stuff!

01-11-2013, 6:44 AM
I will check it out.

Alan Halcon
01-11-2013, 1:46 PM
I'm bringing the firewood, so we can have a nice fire.

I have books I'm trying to get rid of, lanterns, some knives, 5.11 rush 24 backpack, med supplies, and whatever else I dig up between now and sunday

edit to add::: I'm also getting rid of a Kelly Kettle (Large)

01-11-2013, 5:31 PM
I'm bringing some stuff to swap. Hope it doesn't rain!

01-12-2013, 7:23 PM

hoping to meet some CalGunners there!

I got a few CG stickers to pass out

01-13-2013, 2:36 PM
I wish someone would host one of these in the Yuba Sutter area.

01-13-2013, 11:03 PM
missed it was it any good ?

01-13-2013, 11:04 PM
missed it was it any good ?

01-18-2013, 4:27 PM
I wish I had known!

01-18-2013, 4:46 PM
I wish I had known!

Just found out today, missed out. Next time

02-01-2013, 8:15 AM
Missed this but is there going to be another scheduled? How was the turn out and what were some of the items there?

02-01-2013, 10:16 AM
Is this the same as the Military Swap meet? I think the next one is Feb 10

i travel some
02-01-2013, 8:51 PM
^ when/where?

02-02-2013, 6:38 AM
Is this the same as the Military Swap meet? I think the next one is Feb 10

This sounds like a good way to get in trouble with the wife.... got any more info on it?

wood carver
02-08-2013, 9:13 PM
Nobody has any comment on how this turned out?
If there is a future one scheduled, I will definitely go.

02-09-2013, 4:42 AM
Yeah, maybe 5 people showed up, 3 looking to buy and 2 looking to barter....

The guy running it was very cool and intelligent, it just didn't have the huge turn out to make it a success.

Perhaps something in the L.A. area would be more relevant. I would definitely give it a second chance, seeing as I was unable to sell or barter anything to the other 4 people there. LOL!

But I did get a nice book for $3, and learned a couple things for free.

02-09-2013, 6:35 AM
I dont want to hijack this thread but since people are asking about the Military Swap meet. I will be there early with my truck. Come up and say hi to me. It is tomorrow....

The 10th.
8 am to 11 am
AMVETS Post 113
14910 E. Los Angeles Street
Irwindale, CA. 91706