The Total Escape Shop

bikes vs cars

thermal underwear

millard falls

Millard Falls

welcome to the new map & gear shop

Total Escape is now featuring all brands of printed maps for California, plus outdoor gear and camping tools to get you out there… this weekend.

Keep the Total Escape web sites alive by purchasing maps and gear with our links. We have done extensive research over the past 2 decades narrowing down the crappy gear from the real rugged outdoor equipment. If you want your camping gear to last years and be reliable, best not to buy the cheapest stuff.

Total Escape sells not just USDA National Forests maps and Wilderness Topos, but Tom Harrison Topo Maps, National Geographic Maps, Wilderness Press Maps, Franko Maps, Benchmark Atlases and many more unknown maps.


Thrifty Road Trips

Back in 1999, when few knew what ecommerce was, DanaMite began selling hiking maps online. Amazon Associates affiliate program was new to the scene, but Amazon only sold books (and no maps). After redesigning numerous map stores and mailing out maps for near two decades, with thousands of trips to the post office, we are now done with it.

These days, retail sales of map products are better left to Amazon. They have new maps, used maps, old maps, and even out-of-print maps! Now concentrating on getting the maps, images and links all organized under this new area called The Total Escape Shop. Now adding outdoor gear to this site. Check new links on the menu to the left.

lodges cabins

Total Escape does not list chain hotels; only independent, small lodges and cabin rentals