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Camping

Camping Department Info

Camping is a big part of the Pacific Northwest lifestyle and Yeager’s has always been a part of that outdoor tradition. Most of our camping department staff members have spent more than a few nights out in the woods themselves, which means they have used the products we sell and can help our customers select exactly what they need for their next trip – be it weekend car camping or a week of backcountry hiking. In fact, Yeager’s only carries well-known, high-quality camping gear and related products because we know nothing’s worse than a camping trip where something breaks, leaks or doesn’t work. You can count on Yeager’s to make your next camping experience an excellent one.

Products

Featured Brands

  • Brunton
  • Camp Chef
  • Coghlans
  • Coleman
  • Gerber
  • Gear Aid
  • Green Trails maps
  • GSI
  • Hydroflask
  • Igloo
  • Mountain House
  • Mr. Heater
  • Pacific Crest
  • Pelican Coolers
  • Stanley
  • Stansport
  • The North Face
  • Texsport
  • Wenzel

Meet John "Westy" Westerfield


John (Westy) Westerfield first came to work at Yeager’s in 1973 as a clerk in the hunting and fishing departments. Within a couple of years he was an assistant store manager and managed the fishing tackle and shoe departments. In 1980, with the blessing of Frank Uhrig the store manager and eventual owner, Westy went on the road for 30 years during which he represented a number of major hunting and fishing companies. At various times he was a sales rep for Lyman, CVA, Colt, Federal Ammunition, Master Fishing Tackle, Les Davis Fishing Tackle, RCBS, Taurus and Glock, eventually becoming a regional manager for Glock running their commercial and Law Enforcement business in the thirteen western states. His final field job was as VP of Sales for Para-Ordnance, a position he held for ten years. Tiring of the road, but still loving the business, Westy accepted the position of Store Manager at Yeager’s in November of 2009, in support of the ailing owner, Frank Uhrig and upon Frank’s death in 2010 took up the reins fully. Throughout his career, Westy maintained his love of hunting and fishing and has pursued elk in Washington and Wyoming, bear in Washington, antelope in Montana, geese in Texas and prairie dogs in Wyoming and Montana. An avid waterfowler, he was a member of the Duckbusters Hunting Club for many years in Whatcom County. His love of fishing took him from Washington to Montana, Wyoming, British Columbia, California, and Alaska, in pursuit of trout, salmon and steelhead or whatever was available. His future plans are to stay at Yeager’s at the pleasure of the owners for several more years while continuing to enjoy the great outdoors with his family, especially those seven grandchildren.