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Camping & Hiking Expert David W
There's something tasty in that pot....I think...maybe just water.
  • David W

    What do I love? The outdoors! I love to backpack, hike, car camp, camper camp, whatever...as long as I'm out in the woods (and sometimes the desert!). I've been out and about with a pack for as long as I can remember and love to share with others (as I drag more and more of my friends into the woods). They call me the Chairman bc I'm always planning and organizing our trips to some amazing places.

    I spend most of my time in the south with some pretty amazing trips in the Ozarks, Smoky Mountains, and the Sipsey Wilderness over the last year or two. My favorite hike ever was on Mt. Edith Cavell in Alberta with close seconds coming out of Zion & Bryce Canyon. There's so much to see and I can't get enough.

    I also love gear and finding things that help my friends have the best experience when they get out into the wild. I'd love to help you as well bc I truly believe the right gear for you makes for a better experience...and if you have a great experience you'll head back out for another trip (and that makes this guy happy). Don't hold back, ask me anything and I'll do my best to connect you to the right gear for YOU.

    My Favorite Places That I've Hiked

    Smoky Mountain National Park

    Ozark Highlands Trail

    Zion - Narrows/Angel's Landing

    Bryce Canyon

    Grand Canyon

    Jasper National Park, Alberta

    Mt. Charleston

    Arches

    Canyonlands

    69 reviews averaging 5.0 stars
    Currently offline
    CategoryCamping & Hiking Expert
    Customers helped6,065
    Current locationMemphis, TN
    BirthdaySeptember 14th
    Favorite drinkTopo Chico
    Favorite cocktailOld Fashioned
    My QualificationLifelong Backpacker and Camper
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    Reviewer: Kirpal K
    Thanks, David, Very Helpful
    I've been walking daily for time to build strength in posture and muscles (for hiking, biking and skiing) and have gone through blistering in heels, pads and toes. While not stopping from continuing, it was somewhat concerning. A quick interchange with David helped solidify a go-forward near term plan and as I get ready for more desert and mtn hikes, I will be checking in for more insight. David was both empathic and knowledgeable and very helpful.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Aug 26, 2022
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    Reviewer: Betty
    Betty's experience with David
    I have spent a lot of hours trying to find the best tent and at the same time affordable and to meet my grandsons needs. David helped me decide on a great tent in just a few minutes! Thank you!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 1, 2022
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    Reviewer: Debbie
    What a nice and knowledgeable person! Such a pleasure working with him!
    David gave me great recommendations as well as an awesome tip that I hadn't thought of! I really appreciate his help and even though I'm not making a purchase tonight, I will be back when we are ready to!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jan 12, 2022
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    Reviewer: Samantha
    Samantha's experience with David
    David was AMAZING!! Helpful, full of information, listened to my needs and didn't try to push more expensive options. Checked back in and was always friendly. Definitely a big help preparing for my first backpacking trip!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Apr 13, 2022
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    Reviewer: Tim
    David was very helpful!
    David made this experience a good one. It truly felt like someone was there to help every step of the way and made great suggestions. This was our first time using curated or anything like it and we will be back.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Oct 3, 2021
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    Reviewer: Marianne
    David was so helpful!
    David gave me great recommendations and made sure I was in my price range! He’s also great to talk to!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Jun 12, 2022
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    Reviewer: Carlie
    Carlie's experience with David
    I appreciate that I really felt a genuine interest in my questions and needs. His answers and recommendations were real and spot on! Honestly makes me wish we could be friends. Definitely a great experience!
    Verified Review | Submitted on Sep 24, 2021
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    Reviewer: Kirpal K
    Kirpal K's experience with David
    great experience with experts I've worked with (Julie B and David W)
    Verified Review | Submitted on Aug 26, 2022
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    Reviewer: Joe
    David is awesome
    David is very knowledgeable and very responsive.
    Verified Review | Submitted on Aug 29, 2022
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    Reviewer: Corey
    Corey's experience with David
    David was a great Help ..this man definitely deserves a raise
    Verified Review | Submitted on Aug 29, 2022
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