It began with the simple idea; “the best provisions for the wilderness shouldn’t always be the ones that cost the most.” It continued with the promise that we’ll provide you with such outstanding quality goods and services that we warrant your special trust, fidelity, and loyalty.
The folks at Tradition Creek are inspired by generations of pioneers, frontiersmen, American Indians, and generations of ordinary people that have ventured into the forests and fields.
Our Philosophy is simple. Put our name on something and only sell gear that we believe to be the best. Whether that’s a straight forward survival product, like our Skibo Survival Saw or a government surplus canteen, or something more complex like a Coleman stove, we sell it because we know it will work.
Every item we sell is backed by the good name of Tradition Creek.
“Tradition Creek”, the name, stems from a creek where Chippewa natives would trade with French fur traders. The crest depicts two black bears supporting the “Star of the North” (the nickname of Minnesota), with “TC” on a shield below. Crossed behind the shield are two Chippewa tomahawks. Black Bears are common to Minnesota and the tomahawks were a common trade item during the fur trade era. The banner “Tradition 2008 Creek” represents the date of founding and name of our proud organization.
Shawn Murphy founded Tradition Creek in 2008 after two decades of experience in the wilderness. From his experience in the Boy Scouts to his time in the military, Murphy's love for the outdoors shined through day in and day out which ultimately led to Tradition Creek. In 2012 Tradition Creek opened a 2500 sqft retail store in a 120 year old building on St Paul's West 7th Street, one of the oldest communities in Minnesota. The Creek quickly has become the place to go for gear, knowledge, repairs, and serves as a community center for the outdoor recreation community of the twin cities.
Tradition Creek is a family owned company headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Every team member at the Creek is tested on their wilderness and product knowledge. You can trust the person talking to you knows what they are talking about.
Please feel free to contact us with phone orders, comments, and questions. Our email address is email@example.com and our main telephone line is 651.330.5735 (T-S 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM CST).
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