About the Hoarding Marmot
The Hoarding Marmot is the brainchild of Dana Drummond
Dana hails originally from the East Coast – New Hampshire to be exact. His love for climbing and skiing eventually took him west to Utah and California. He first drove to Alaska in 2003 for a climbing trip in the Alaska Range. In 2005, it was a ski trip in the Fairweather Range. In 2008, he officially moved his address to Alaska and it’s been home ever since.
This is a familiar story, is it not?
Dana likes the culture and community that a good gear shop seems to attract and build, and he believes Southcentral Alaska is more than ready for a year-round, second-hand sporting goods store. There are other ways to buy and sell used items (ebay, Craigslist, Alaska’s List, yard sales, gear swaps, message boards, forums and flyers, etc.) but they are almost always time consuming and inconvenient. The Hoarding Marmot is Dana’s way to engage with our terrific outdoor community and apply his outdoor experience to see good gear find a new home.
His philosophy? Dana hates seeing good gear go to waste, become obsolete and gather dust for lack of use. Re-use – it’s the first of all the environmentally friendly R’s!
Come find your next good deal at The Hoarding Marmot.
Best deal you’ve ever found?
One of the best deals I’ve found is kind of a sleeper. Nothing flashy – but in hindsight has provided the means to many adventures over the years. A pair of heavy, old Silvretta 404 bindings that I got at a Black Diamond parking lot sale/swap in Salt Lake City before my first trip up here in 2003. I put a bunch of miles on them then, a bunch since, and even more this past June on an Alaska Range traverse. They are still one of the only bindings that accept a mountaineering boot without much issue. I don’t even remember how much they cost, but during that time I was making next to nothing working as the “Tubing Hill Master” (true story, self appointed title however) at Snowbird Ski Resort, and I don’t recall them putting the hurt on my finances too badly.
– Dana Drummond