The Cybertech Northeast Source List
For Geeks, Hackers, Techies, and Survivalists
Last Updated March 6th, 2007
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Thanks to Cjammer, Rightcoast, Highground, and Skelly for their contributions to the list! Please email if you know of any places not on this list. The list focuses on the Northeast region of the United States.

This document originally started in the pages of Pine Tree Journal as a list of army/navy stores in the New England Region for self-reliance & preparedness hobbyists to locate local sources for gear and equipment. It has subsequently expanded into a general-purpose source list for fellow travelers and like-minded individuals. It contains a list consisting of the following categories:
Army/Navy Stores
Computer/Electronic/Industrial Surplus
Book Stores
Eclectic(neat places that don't fit anywhere else)
Electronic Supplies/Parts
Radio Communications (ham, CB, scanner) Dealers
Gun Dealers

Army/Navy Stores

Military surplus type Army/Navy stores have gotten more rare in recent years as the government isn't surplusing out as much as it used to, and the rush of stuff that came from overseas in the late 1980s and early 1980s is slowing down. There are a number of mail order and Internet outlets where you can buy military surplus, but I prefer to support local businesses as much as possible. I also like to examine stuff before I make a purchase; going though bins of surplus gear looking for the one that's in the best shape.

Amherst Drop Zone
227 Russell St.
Hadley, MA 01035

Army Barracks, Salem NH
361 S.Broadway
Salem NH 03079

The Barracks, Boston, MA
328 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115

Army Barracks, Salem, MA
234 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970

Army Barracks, Conway, NH
Route 16
347 White Mountain Highway
Conway, NH 03818

Army Barracks, Scarborough, ME
Payne Plaza
456 Payne Rd.
Scarborough, ME 04074

Army Barracks, W. Springfield, MA
1053 D Riverdale Street
W. Springfield, MA 01090

Battle Zone
371 Boston Post Rd
Orange, CT 06477

Bill's Military Surplus
81 Whiting St.
Plainville, CT 06062
(860) 410-0700

The Duffle Bag
21 Front St.
Patterson, NY 12563
The first Army/Navy store I visited, back in the early 1980s when it was "The Militaria Mart" in Brewster, NY.

Jamrozys War Relics
State Highway 28
Arkville, NY 12406

Joey's Army/Navy Store
20 Depot St.
Watertown, CT 06795

Maine Military Supply
735 Wilson Street
Brewer, ME 04412

Maine Military Supply
80 Moosehead Trail
Newport, ME 04953
(207) 368-5460

1653 Route 7 S
Bennington, VT

Military Specialities
2543 Berlin Tpke.
Newington, CT 06111

Mystic Army Navy
37-39 West Main St.
Mystic, CT 06355

Quonset Surplus Store
11-13 Pickering St.
Portland, CT 06480
A very nice store.

Thames Army Surplus
241 Thames St.
Groton, CT 06340
A wide and eclectic variety of military surplus and collectibles. A very nice store.

Computer/Electronic/Industrial Surplus

You never know what type of interesting tech stuff you might find at these places. Generally speaking, I've had better luck overall at P&T Surplus.

P&T Surplus
198 Abeel Street
Kingston, N.Y. 12401
A little out of the way, but usually worth the trip.

PC Junkyard of Maine
Rt. 202
China, ME
Corner of Route 137 & Route 202 China, Maine.

Pratt & Whitney Surplus
400 Main St # 1
East Hartford, CT 06118

Book Stores

The Book Barn
41 West Main Street
Niantic, Connecticut 06357
Probably the best bookstore in Connecticut.

Toadstool Books
The Colony Mill Marketplace
Keene, NH 03431
Another favorite bookstore of mine, as mentioned in my blog. While you're at The Colony Mill Marketplace, go have something to east and drink at Elm City Brewing Co.

Quantum Books
Four Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142

Quantum Plus
75 3rd Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451

The Book Bear
86 W Main St
West Brookfield, MA 01585
Reportedly has a good collection of military manuals and self-reliance/preparedness books.


North Woods Trading Post
Rt. 4
Goshen, CT
New age merchandise, interesting books, sporting goods, and fishing gear. A nice place and recent find

Trash American Style
12 Mill Plain Rd.
Danbury, CT 06811
"Vinyl records, CD's, cassettes, videos, books, clothes, body jewelry, posters, patches, pins, hair dye, rings, knick knacks, geegaws, bricabrac, etc etc etc. New and used. WE ARE NOT A HEAD SHOP!" I've been going here since the early 1990s when my friend Marcus told me about it. This was one of a handful of places that sold Cybertek. They carry Boston T. Party's and (when they can get them) Kurt Saxon's books; as well as other literature of that genre.

UPDATE: "Effective May 1st, 2007, Trash American Style will no longer be able to conduct retail operations at 12 Mill Plain Road. Its official. Not a rumor. Tell everybody." We must stress that this is NOT because of bad business or hard times. If we had our druthers, we'd stay here at 12 Mill Plain Road forever. We love this location. It has been very good to us for 17+ years. Kathy and I are going to stay in business, just in a different fashion for the time being. You'll be seeing us at record shows, flea markets, colleges, festivals, gigs, vacant lots, and assorted roadsides all over the Northeast. Those of you across the globe will see plenty of Trash action on Ebay and elsewhere on the internet. There will probably be a storefront again. We just don't know when. Right now, we're starting to discount a lot of our merchandise. You've seen how much stuff we have and we need to get rid of a lot of it. Shop at Trash and get it while you can."

Electronic Supplies/Parts

Cables & Connectors
2307 Berlin Turnpike
Newington, CT 06111

"You-do-it" Electronics Center
40 Franklin Street
Needham, MA 02494

Jan Electronic Supplies
6 Truman St.
New London, CT 06320

Radio Communications (ham, CB, scanner) Dealers

Ham Radio Outlet
224 N Broadway, Suite D12
Salem NH 03079

J&S Radio Sales
1147 Main Street
Willimantic, CT 06226

Lentini Communications
21 Garfield St.
Newington, CT 06111
Judging from my last visit to Lentini's, he appears to be (slowly) getting out of the radio business. The display case in front of the counter that was full of scanners and portable communications receivers was full of guitar effects pedals.

Rogus Electronics
250 Meriden - Waterbury Tpk.
Southington, CT 06489
Rogus deals exclusively in used radio gear, and has an eclectic stock of used electronics equipment. If I'm looking for something odd or somewhat unusual, I visit here and he often has it. A friend's place. Visit here and spend money!

New England Area Ham - Electronic Flea Market Calendar
The definitive list of ham/electronic fleas for New England.

Gun Dealers

There are a lot of gun dealers in New England. The problem is finding a good one. Many of them deal exclusively in expensive "sporting"-type firearms, won't speacial-order something for you out of Shotgun News, have obnoxious wanna-be types for employees, and charge excessive amounts to do a transfer from an out-of-state dealer.

So for those of you who wish to exercise your Second Amendment rights, I'm starting to include "cool" gun dealers: places that deal in inexpensive milsurp firearms and accessories, have reasonable prices, and have friendly and knowledgable sales staff. In short, like the cool gunstores that I used to go to when I was younger.

Ackerman & Company
2672 US RT. 7
Pownal, VT 05261
Antique firearms. Good selection.

RM Vivas and Son
100 Main St.
Philmont, NY 12565
Knowledgeable and friendly. Good stock of milsurp firearms. Reasonable prices. Highly recommended.

Collector Rifle and Ammo
1025 Route 82
Hopewell Junction, NY
Another good dealer in New York's Hudson Valley.

Bron Classic Firearms
572 Main Street
Sturbridge, MA 01518
Very nice store specializing in antiques and C&R firearms. Knowledgeable and friendly.

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