Gear Library

Eligibility

Many organizations lack the resources to offer outdoor programs. High-quality gear is expensive to buy, house, and repair. LAWT solves this problem by providing youth workers with free and unlimited access to our extensive shared gear library in order to outfit their youth on camping and backpacking excursions.

We have a wide variety of equipment for your next hiking or camping adventure. If you have taken a Wilderness Leadership Training and wilderness first aid course, you will be granted full access to our shared gear library. If you have only taken a Camping Course or WLT, you will have access to everything except backpacks. If you would like to borrow gear for your group, please fill out the Gear Request Form and send it to chelsealawt@gmail.com.

If you have not taken the LAWT courses and will not take kids out necessarily, please see the Gear Rental page for rental rates and fees.

Please send the Gear Request Form as an Excel attachment, NOT as a Google doc or a pdf. This allows us to transfer it into our Gear Database and keep track of everyone who is borrowing gear at one time. It’s our way of making sure not to promise more than we have.

 

Gear Pick Up & Drop Off:

1.) You must designate a pick up/drop off time at least 24 hours in advance.

We are available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday from 1 pm to 4:30 pm and by appointment.

2.) Only certified LAWT trainees may have access to the gear library, and we request that the same person does the pick up and drop off. In the case that the LAWT Leader is unable to attend the drop off, another adult may drop off the gear at the cost of a $50 fee. LAWT members are trained how to navigate the Gear Library and returns take longer when the person isn’t trained.

3.) After taking your kids out using our gear, please fill in our LAWT Trip Report and return it to chelsealawt@gmail.com before or at the beginning of your drop off. Photos and testimonials are also greatly appreciated!  This feedback is essential for keeping our doors open for the kids that need our services.

We are always looking for new donations to add to our gear library, so if you have anything to donate we would love to hear from you! Please email chelsea@lawildernesstraining.org. We’d also like to thank our current partners who have been elemental in generating our gear library.

 


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Here are pictures of some of the gear we have available:

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