I don’t have a family history of hiking or camping. My parents didn’t have that experience growing up in Gujarat, India.
All 143 REI stores will be closed on Black Friday.
So when I was younger, the most I knew of Recreational Equipment Incorporated (REI) was that it was some kind of competitor to Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS). That’s the extent of it. And it would have remained that way, but for a turn in my career a number of years ago.