Yes, it’s a fair question!
During most, but not all of my posts, I tend to make recommendations of equipment to do with hiking, climbing, walking etc.
And most times, my recommendations come from my favorite equipment company, MEC.
Why do I recommend them? Well, it’s a little difficult to fully explain….reminds me of what my grandfather used to say about things he was comfortable with….”Son…it’s like an old pair of slippers…sure theyre worn out, but I feel comfortable in them…!”
So it’s not to say that I haven’t used other suppliers for my stuff, but I keep coming back to MEC time after time.
Not only do they supply a whole load of comprehensive equipment, and have been for coming up to almost 50 years or so now, but they have such enthusiastic people working there…often times, I get a whole lecture about whatever I may be into, be it walking, climbing etc. But that’s not to say the employees are over-bearing..far from it…they are simply enthusiastic, all of them being outdoors people themsleves, too!
And the advice I get is not over-the-top like in some places, where any fool can tell that the salesperson is out to nab a sale!
Then there’s MEC’s interaction with the community. And this for me, and countless others who use it, is the final decider.
It’s what is the core of MEC that brings a smile to everyone who finds out…it is a co-operative, which means that everyone who buys a share in the company is entitled a voice in the running of it. Like myself…I bought a share in the place because I like what they’re doing, which means giving back to the community as well, not just making a quick buck and running away!
So that in a nutshell are just one or two reasons why I use MEC and always heartily recommend them. Over the years, I hope to talk a lot more about the company and how it works etc, but for the time being, if you want to know more, click here to go to their website….and happy reading!