Hey guys, I need your feedback and comments on my new business idea, ALL feedback would help. Me and a friend or 2 are seriously thinking of going into business together. Our plan is to start up an outfitting business, not guiding but strickly hunting equipment and supplies rental. We got the idea after our last Haul rd Caribou hunt while staying in my new wall tent. After living in total comfort w/ a wall tent, cots, wood stove etc, I could never go back to sleeping on the ground in a plain tent for any extended ammount of time, like moose and caribou hunts. Purpose of this post is to put some feelers out there to see what king of equipment hunters would like and or if you think that there is a strong need for such a business etc. Plan is to mainly outfit moose and caribou hunters or anyone who needs an outfit while building a cabin in the bush or mining, whatever. Gear from what I can come up with will be basic initially to include: Wall tents w/ aluminum frames, Cabela's guide tents, wood burning stoves, Coleman stoves and lanterns, cots, Cabela's pack's w/ frames.
I figure that's a good start, would have too see about pricing and depostis, but I figure I've spent thousands of dollars and years accumulating all of my gear. I hunt alot and spend alot of time in the woods so I can justify spending that ammount of money on this stuff, but for the occasional hunter, out of stater, military or anyone who doesn't want to drop that kind of money on gear and for party/group hunts who will split the cost of it, I think that a outdoors outfitter/renting business would do well in the MatSu Valley, seasonal of course. I've done some research and haven't found anyone else doing such a business, if they are let me know.
Thanks again Billy Jack