In 1987 Smoky Mountain Trader of Cleveland, GA, opened it’s doors to the public. The hope of this new store was to offer a local flavor of the town in the pawn and consignment business. However, between 1987 and 1999 the shop changed hands frequently and thereby lost its true calling. Truth be told, the shop didn’t know what it was until in 1999 “Captain” Carl Dann and his wife purchased Smoky Mountain Trader with a vision of the great outdoors and the Gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains.
When Captain Dann purchased Smoky Mountain Trader it was primarily a gun shop with an an assortment of outdoor equipment. An avid outdoorsman with four children, Captain Dann understood the vital importance a greater focus on outdoor equipment–hiking and camping gear and related products–would mean to the community. And so, the transition of Smoky Mountain Trader from gun shop to frontier shop was launched!
Since the age of three, Captain Dann camped and hiked the Florida Everglades with his family. Animal Planet’s, I Shouldn’t Be Alive, seemed to be his life every day growing up! Today, Capt. Dann takes advantage of as many classes by Medicine Bow’s Mark Warren as he can, and shares them with his customers, and as the Founder of the N. GA Community Emergency Response Network. Dann uses his vital experience along with in-depth research every time he chooses a product for the store both offline and online.
While formerly only a gun shop, Smoky Mountain Trader still sells shooting accessories, but now focuses on all facets of the outdoor enthusiast by selling high quality Camping Equipment, Hiking Gear, Clothing and Footwear for serious outings on the Appalachian Trail or anywhere an outdoorsman/woman’s heart may go. Practically every product is tested by the staff or by Captain Dann himself to ensure the quality and functionality of the product.
Today Smoky Mountain Trader touches all the needs of a true outdoorsman/woman and is your ‘must visit’ destination in Cleveland, GA. Every week the store changes shape with new products, local consignments, and clothing you can use both on the trail and off in your daily life.
If you’re in the Cleveland, GA area, stop in and see us! Browse our vast selection or just come to hang out and listen to the banjo music!
Thanks for visiting Captain Dann’s.
In business since 2000…, our mission is to provide the best service and prices in the Galaxy!…We are the Northeast Georgia Mountains PREMIER outfitter for all your outdoor adventures: Camping, Hiking, Climbing, Hunting, Fishing, Survival, etc…featuring CARHARTT, CARHARTT FOOTWEAR, CARHARTT FOR WOMEN, CARHARTT FOR KIDS, CARHARTT FLAME-RESISTANT, CARHARTT BELTS, CARHARTT TWILL WORK WEAR, CARHARTT SCRUBS, SUREFIRE, SUREFIRE MAGAZINES, OVERLAND BAGS, KUHL CLOTHING, TIMBERLAND, STREAMLIGHT, ORIGINAL S.W.A.T. BOOTS, IRISH SETTER WORK BOOTS, IRISH SETTER HUNT BOOTS, MERRELL FOOTWEAR, CRKT, SOG, KERSHAW, BENCHMADE, NITE-CORE, SNAKE BOOTS, GRAND TRUNK, TRAVEL HAMMOCK, SKOUT BARS, COGHLAN’S, STERIPEN, CAMELBAK, 550 PARACORD, SANUK, BACKPACKERS PANTRY, BOWTECH, CUSHE, DAKOTA GRIZZLY, LONEWOLF KNIVES, CONDOR TACTICAL, BIG AGNES, DAKOTA GRIZZLY WEAR, CHACO, WALSH BROAD AXES, BIRCHWOOD CASEY, MILLENNIUM FOODS, CASE KNIVES, KLEAN KANTEEN, NEMO TENTS, SANUK, TRI-SQUARE RADIOS, SIGG BOTTLES, MOUNTAIN HOUSE SURVIVAL FOOD, MOUNTAIN HOUSE LONG-TERM FOODS, RAGE BROADHEADS, MEPROLIGHT, SKULLCANDY, FILSON, BEAR GRYLLS GEAR, SUUNTO, BASS EARTH, HOT MESS SKIN CARE, YODER’S SURVIVAL FOODS, MOUNTAIN HOUSE, CHACO, CHILLY-DANA, O.R., MAD ROCK, INSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES, FENIX FLASHLIGHTS, HK KNIVES, PATAGONIA, VETETOE FIDDLES, LAFUMA, VARGO, VIVOBAREFOOT, STERIPEN, EXOFFICIO, WOOLRICH, U.S. MILITARY SURPLUS, ALPINE AIRE FOODS, OUTDOOR RESEARCH, KERSHAW, AGS OUTDOORS, STERI-PEN, SKOUT TRAILBARS, GERBER, MONTRAIL, HOPPES, ATN NIGHT VISION, SPERRY, OPTIMUS, BRUNTON, APPALACHIAN TRAIL T’S, EUREKA, STANLEY, JAY’S ZIP-LINES, UNCLE MIKE’S, SAWYER, REVELL-MONOGRAM, BUCK, CHACO, McNETT, NYTE-VU NIGHT VISION, PYRANHA, KELTY, DEUTER JUNIOR, NATIVE TOUCH, MAGPUL, COLEMAN, SAM SPLINTS, LIFE FACTORY BOTTLES, SULU NICKELS, LEATHERMAN, BLACK DIAMOND, MAX’S TACTICAL, VON ZIPPER EYEWEAR, RANDALL KNIVES, DEUTER BACKPACKS, TEXSPORT, WOUNDED WARRIOR, REMINGTON, PRO-BAR, MR. BEER, NOWHERE-MAN SKINS, CHILLY PADS, RANDALL KNIVES, TRACI’S LIP BALM, TRI-SQUARE RADIOS, INOV-8, KELTY, KLYMIT, WOLVERINE, CLIF BARS, CLIF MOJO BARS, TOGGS CHEST WADERS, EX-OFFICIO, KENAI BARS, THREE DOG KNIVES, TAGUA LEATHER, VICTORINOX, WENZEL, KOZY SHACK, CALCUTTA SUNGLASSES, GLOCK TACTICAL ACCESSORIES, REDWING SHOES, GREEN HIKER, GOLD TIP, BONK BREAKER FOODS, FALCON PRESS BOOKS, FILA, CARHARTT SOCKS, MAGLITE, MOTOROLA, GIBBON, EHMAR, WINCHESTER, COLUMBIA RIVER KNIVES, BRIMLEY’S BEST PROTEIN BARS, FEDERAL AMMUNITION, LIFE IS GOOD, POCKET DISC, SOLID ROCK KNIVES, SUREFIRE BATTERIES, CALCUTTA SUNGLASSES, AQUAMIRA, SEA TO SUMMIT, ESBIT OUTDOORS, BOWTECH, BUBBA KNIVES, 2-JAKES CUSTOM KNIVES, TEVA, KLEAN KANTEEN, MINUS-33, AUDOBON BOOKS, HUGO-GANG CYCLES, CABLZ, FROGG TOGGS, UMAREX, NAT-GEO MAPS, GOCKEL’S GOGGLES, PETERSON OUTDOOR BOOKS, CONDOR TACTICAL, GEORGIA BOOT, FJALLRAVEN, AGUILA, MONTRAIL, WINCHESTER AMMUNITION, MILLENNIUM SURVIVAL FOODS, ESSE KNIVES, HORNADY CUSTOM AMMO, BLUE WATER ROPES, GORE-TEX, VIBRAM, GEAR AID, PROPPER CAMO GEAR, HORTON, IRISH SETTER BOOTS, BARNETT, TIPPMANN, NITECORE, OUTDOOR RESEARCH, NIKWAX, AFTERMATH, BIG AGNES, SPEER, MERRELL FOOTWEAR, POLAR-TEC, INOX, COLEMAN, ADVENTURE MEDICAL, CARBON EXPRESS, ALLEN, KUHL, REDWING SHOES, MAKO, RED-WING LOGGERS, SOG MULTI-TOOLS, ECCO DESIGNS, MERRELL CLOTHING, UCO, BEAR ARCHERY, SPERRY, COLUMBIA, WOLVERINE, FILSSON & more!