Camping & Hiking Expert Dave McCaul
  • Dave McCaul

    Born and raised amongst the beautiful lakes, forest, and dramatic seasons of Minnesota I was drawn to the outdoors from an early age. From portaging in the BWCA, to backpacking in the Yukon, to shredding basically any hill or park I could find, I spent my youth learning how to survive, and thrive, in the wilderness. I've incorporated my deep love for the outdoors into my career and accumulated over 25 years of outdoor and action sports industry experience along the way.

    Currently you can find me on the road in my travel trailer with my fiance and dog, Scout. Seeing the country via this nomadic lifestyle has enabled me to visit 45 states and 47 national parks. I love the freedom and diverse nature experience it provides.

    I truly enjoy sharing my passion and expertise when it comes to camping, hiking, and snowboarding. I also know the difference the right gear can make, and I know exactly what you do and don't need to create the ultimate outdoors experience. Let's chat and get you started on your next adventure.

    95 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
    Currently offline
    CategoryCamping & Hiking Expert
    Customers helped727
    Home townSt.Paul MN
    My Qualification28 years of experience.
    BirthdayJune 1st 1977
    Favorite drinkClean water
    Current locationI live on the road fulltime!
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    Camping & Hiking Expert Dave McCaul
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    Reviewer: Christina
    Great customers service
    Ordering online, you don’t even expect to have one on one customer service before checkout. Dave is very knowledgeable & provides the best shopping experience to wow customers. Very unexpected. I usually only get this kind of excellent customer service when I shop at my local Trader Joe’s. I’m happy to also discover it here online at Curated.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 7, 2022
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    Reviewer: Mark B
    Dave knows his clients, products and how to add value
    We were eager to gather all the gear needed to go on several long canoe trips this summer and Dave exceeded our expectations in helping us make all the selections needed. He went above and beyond by guiding us thought our selections by drawing from his personal experience, product knowledge and by understanding our needs and budget. He will be our expert for life and we will encourage all of our friends and family to use him in the future.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jun 30, 2022
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    Reviewer: Zee
    Dave is someone you need to meet!
    I pretty much knew what I wanted and Dave was able to confirm its availability and price. . .then gave an additional discount :-) Very friendly to chat with, and I'll definitely be picking his brain for recommendations as I continue adding new gear for future camping adventures!
    Verified Review | Submitted on May 20, 2022
    Camping & Hiking Expert Dave McCaul
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    Reviewer: Jaime
    Dave is awesome!
    He is extremely helpful! he has helped me with my winter gear for snowboarding and now the rest of the yr gear until the snow comes back, he asks enough questions to really match what you're needing and looking for and stays within your projected budget, thank you again Dave !
    Verified Review | Submitted on Apr 13, 2022
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    Reviewer: Michael
    Dave is AWSOME!
    Horrible at writing reviews but will defiantly come back! Dave really helped with the ins and outs of getting me set up with a good start to camping gear! Super friendly and had an answer for every question ASAP!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 11, 2022
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    Reviewer: Sarah M
    Dave was super helpful and responded quickly!
    Since I’m just getting into hiking and camping I didn’t want to spend too much yet and Dave helped me find what I was looking for that’s still good quality with a good price!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jul 7, 2022
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    Reviewer: Ilona
    Dave was amazing!
    5 stars from the beginning to the end! David is professional, helpful, knowledgeable, efficient and very responsive! I was planning my first camping trip. As you know, with all the option on the market it can be bit overwhelming. David was able to do excellent research, save me money and most important time! Anyone who gets David will be very lucky!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 23, 2021
    Camping & Hiking Expert Dave McCaul
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    Reviewer: Gi
    Fun to chat with…
    He gave great tips and helped me find exactly what I’ve been looking for and could never find (a lumbar backpack) for the longest time. He communicated and shows that he cares about what you need according to the activities you do and according to where you live. Thanks again Dave!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 29, 2021
    Camping & Hiking Expert Dave McCaul
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    Reviewer: Rebecca
    DAVE ROCKS!
    I've been in the market for a more robust lightweight camping set up for a long time, but I'm so indecisive I needed help. Dave stuck with me for like a month while I went through a little financial trouble before I could actually make my purchase. During this period he curated the perfect gear for me, over and over again until we found the perfect fit! Today I made my first "big" gear purchase confidently with Dave's help. I trust Dave's expertise because he uses a lot of the gear I ended up going with! THANK YOU DAVE!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 16, 2021
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    Reviewer: Madeline
    Dave was super helpful!
    Was looking for an air mattress for camping and just knew it’s one of those products that could take me forever to sort through reviews on my own. Dave was super responsive and quickly gave me a list of options, all of which were great but Dave also helped narrow it down based on my detailed preferences. I’ll definitely be working with him again!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Aug 28, 2021
    Dave McCaul
    5.0 from 95 reviews
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