Another way to give new life to your gear is to donate it to an organization that could benefit from its use—from organizations like Gear Forward, which inspires kids to get outside, to nonprofits like Soles4Souls, which assists developing nations with shoe donations.
You could also consider recycling or upcycling your gear so that it gets new purpose. Whether you choose to upcycle your old tent into your child’s new adventure space in the backyard, turn your old pair of boots into a new planter, or opt to donate your gear to companies who use old equipment to sustainably create new products like Green Guru, Suga Mat, or Lava Rubber, repurposing your gear helps reduce the amount of energy it takes to produce new products, and also helps preserve our wildlife and natural places.
Join us in protecting the outdoors that we love so much by reducing our impact — leaving it better than we found it. This helps ensure the next generation of adventurers can enjoy it for centuries to come.