I was walking around in one of the mega-outdoor stores the other day (pretty sure it was a Bass Pro Shop), just killing a couple hours with no intention of buying anything. After a short while, it dawned on me how many similarities there are in the gear needed for all these activities. Both motorcycling and camping/hiking put a premium on small, lightweight, and functional items. Tiny, lightweight tents and sleeping bags work great for both. Motorcycling and fishing both occasionally require you to don something light yet waterproof - outerwear or gloves. Prices in this place were amazing! Waterproof gloves for $25. On a recent visit to a HD dealer they showed me their Gore Tex waterproof gloves for around $60. One man, super light tent for $30. Frogg Togg rain suits starting at $40. Long story short, I may be putting a bunch of stuff from this store on my Christmas list.