Your Great Outdoors Gear Guide

March 2023

by Hannah Olson, MSPR, Director of Communications and Marketing

Base Camp  

  • 1730 Grand Avenue, Billings 

The Base Camp is a Montana-owned company established in 1975. They will tell you, “We love where we live, work, and play, and we want to help you to enjoy our part of the country to the fullest.” This authentic Montana shop invites you to let them “be your guide to Montana’s great outdoors.”    


  • 4550 King Avenue East, Billings  

Cabela’s mission is “Inspiring everyone to enjoy, love, and conserve the great outdoors.” As a company that prides itself on being the finest outfitter, they are your source for all your hunting, fishing, and camping necessities. Swing by the Billings store to find everything you need for outdoor adventures.  

Metra RV  

  • 850 US-87 East, Billings 

Metra RV understands the needs of today’s RV customers and has everything from fifth wheels to toy haulers, travel trailers, and truck campers. They know that buying an RV is an investment in time, money, and fun, so they are there every step of the way when making a purchase.  

Pierce RV & Marine  

  • 3800 Pierce Parkway, Billings 

Pierce RV & Marine has been serving the Billings community since 1924. If you’re looking to elevate your camping and marine adventures, start here!  


  • 1121 Shiloh Crossing Boulevard, Billings 

Scheels isn’t just a fun stop for the whole family, they also have what you need - from fashion and sports to the outdoors. What’s more, Scheels is more than a retailer, “We are experts. We strive for excellence. We provide an experience.”  

Shipton’s Big R  

  • 216 North 14th Street, Billings 

Shipton’s Big R is a regional farm and ranch retail store serving the area since 1949. Shipton’s is committed to serving “local farmers, ranchers, pet owners, working folks, homeowners, and anyone who enters our stores.” Beyond sporting goods, hunting gear, shoes, and apparel, Shipton’s is also your stop for automotive supplies.   

Reliable Tent & Tipi  

  • 501 North 23rd, Billings 

Reliable Tent and Tipi has been serving the Montana and the Rocky Mountain region since 1945, offering the highest quality of craftsmanship and construction of canvas tents, hunting tents, tipis, and camp equipment.   

Originally printed in the March 2023 issue of Simply Local Magazine

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