Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Endicotts Army Surplus

Stuart, Davy, neil and myself travelled to exeter at the end of July for a weekend tracking course with Shadowhawk tracking school. The only way for us to get there on time was to fly which left us with the problem that there are certain items that cannot be taken on a plane. Now exeter i discovered has more than its fair share of outdoor shops but none are as famous in my opinion as Endicotts army surplus. A few of us have purchased items from Endicotts in the past so we weren't going to pass up the chance of visiting the store and meeting kevin and his FART team first hand. When we arrived in Exeter we had a few hours to kill before we got to the meeting place of our tracking course so off we went rucksacks and all to find Endicotts. It isn't the biggest store in the world but Kevin has certainly packed it all in. Never have i seen a store with such a variety and the phrase 'child in a sweetie shop' comes to mind as the four of us drooled over Kevins wares! Not only does he offer such a wide range of gear both old and new he also welcomes his customers very well indeed as we had hardly steeped over the door jam when he offered us our first cup of tea. after a quick chat and a tour of the shop we enquired as to the best place to eat in the town , Kevin not only pointed us in the right direction but he also stored our rucksacks and contacted a local cab firm to arrange our onward taxi how is that for service! Before we left i did manage to have a chat with one of the FART team members who turned out to be kevins father in law hard at work down the back.

Having a look around the shop.

Me chatting to the shop floor staff, a bit of a language barrier (he couldnt understand my accent).

It really is unbelievable how much gear there is in this shop.

Stuart, Kevin Endicott, Neil, Davy and me posing for a quick snap before we left.

A really big thank you to Kevin for giving us such a warm welcome and helping us out on the day. If you are in the search for any army surplus equipment check out his online site at or give him a call on 01392 433 331 and remember to say the NIBA sent you!