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Coachella Survival Guide 2018

Coachella Survival Guide 2018

In case you haven't heard, Coachella is coming! Of course you've heard. Arguably the most well-renowned music and arts festival kicks off in just a few days on April 13th! Festival goers, music fanatics and all-around fun people are gearing up for an exciting time in sunny Indio, California. With a lineup of top acts from a variety of genres, talented artists, beautiful weather and your closest crew of friends, this festival is sure to be the highlight of your year! Making it a successful, exciting and safe experience requires some planning and preparation, though, and we've got you covered in that aspect. Prepare for the Coachella Valley Sun! Any event that takes place outdoors in California will likely feature heavy dosages of sun rays. Coachella is no exception, and that's okay!...

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Customize Your Own Festival Wear For This Year's Burning Man

Customize Your Own Festival Wear For This Year’s Burning Man

The Festival of the Year In the vastness space of the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, an momentous occasion happens just once a year that requires extravagant and creative festival wear. The Burning Man Festival gathers thousands upon thousands of artists, enthusiasts, and venturers to erect a momentary metropolis based on the foundation of community, art, self-expression, and creativity. Held from Aug. 28-Sept. 5 this year, spectators at Burning Man will witness creative, experimental art and visuals, buildings, sculptures, performances, and music. It's an event that has established itself as a place that encourages people to be oneself. Before you start your trek to the desert later this month, discover all the festival wear that you can piece together at The Surplus Store and put together the perfect Burning Man outfit...

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Top 5 Essentials for Music Festivals

Top 5 Essentials for Music Festivals

Festival Essentials  For pop-culture and music enthusiasts, summer only means one thing…the season of music festivals! Music festival season is the time to get-together with old and new friends, splurge on extravagant outfits, and show off your best dance moves! Before any of this can take place however, there are some festival essentials you must have. Preparation before the fun has always been a stressful factor for most people; whether it is finalizing your group of festies (aka besties), situating your stay, buying and correlating matching outfits, or gathering affordable survival kits. Planning a getaway takes time, and planning so let's dive right into the 5 festival essentials you need to makes sure you have an awesome time. So with our guidance and suggestions on what top five essentials you’ll need, we hope...

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Wear Your American Pride Out Loud For July 4th

Wear Your American Pride Out Loud For July 4th

Can't Wait For This Day In the United States, the 4th of July is the American holiday that we may cherish the most. It is OUR holiday, shared by no other nation outside of the US. As we joyfully celebrate the birth of America, we shouldn't be shy about how much American pride we show. Before the 4th of July, make a stop at the Surplus Store, where you'll discover the perfect accessories and products to get you more excited. What's in Store For You Located in the Venice, West LA area; our store specializes in providing affordable outdoor/emergency/camping supplies, school supplies, uniforms, clothes, and many more goods for your daily use. America and the military is what we honor most, so if you're looking to go big for July 4th; take a...

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Spring Hikes in Los Angeles

Spring Hikes in Los Angeles

Spring Hikes in Los Angeles Take this time to enjoy all the spring hikes in Los Angeles. Whether you have the full week off or only a free weekend day to spend outdoors, it is important to escape the city and explore the outdoors. Doing so is scientifically proven to help you lose weight, reduce stress, and improve happiness. Regardless of the ample benefits, we’ve compiled a list of five of our favorite locations and trails for your spring hikes in Los Angeles. 1.Malibu Creek State Park Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains and accessible by Mulholland Highway, Malibu Creek State Park is one of the most fabulous recreation areas accessible to denizens of Los Angeles county. Containing a swimming hall, beautiful sprawling fields, groves of old oak trees, and even the site where...

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Winter Excursions For Your Winter Gear

Winter Excursions For Your Winter Gear

Put That Winter Gear to the Test Although now in the depths of our Southern California winter the sun might not be shining as much as you’d like, be thankful we don’t experience the blistering cold and snow like the rest of our country does. The inner-explorer in you is probably itching to explore some of the beautiful wilderness we have surrounding our region, whether you know it or not. This winter, take the time to seize the season and go camping or hiking in one or all of these temperate locales suitable for all-day camping and overnight camping. After all, when summer rolls around, it will be too hot to enjoy doing so! Just don’t forget to get your proper winter gear before you do. Joshua Tree National Park Located a couple...

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Discover The Perfect Christmas Gift Before Its Too Late

Discover The Perfect Christmas Gift Before Its Too Late

Christmas on a Shoestring It is now December. In parts of this country, the ground is white, the snow is falling, and the wind is whistling. But here in California, the sun still shines bright along with the cool, calm air. These are all signs that we are smack down in the middle of winter, which of course symbolizes that Christmas is near. Many people tend to scramble last minute to get their presents in time for the holiday, not entirely sure what kind of presents they should get and what kind of budget that they want to spend. Are you on a shoestring budget this Christmas? If so, don't fret. Since we are one of the largest surplus stores in West Coast LA, our collection of camping supplies, accessories, jackets,...

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Veterans Day In Los Angeles A Guide

Veterans Day In Los Angeles: A Guide

How You Can Help This Wednesday, November 11th is Veterans Day in Los Angeles and across the country.  It is a holiday dedicated to honoring all of our veterans who bravely served the United States by joining the armed forces. Throughout times of peace and times of war, these veterans did all they could to help protect and strengthen our nation. Regardless of your stance on domestic or foreign policy, our veterans deserve our admiration and gratitude.  Although there are many reasons to honor and celebrate our veterans, unfortunately they do not get all the recognition or assistance they deserve. Thankfully, there are many things that you, your friends, neighbors, and family can do to help honor our veterans and express your gratitude for the dedication they have shown for our community and country. Here...

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