Camping Gear for BIPOC

We are raising funds in order to provide basic camping kits to BIPOC (Black and Indigenous People of Color) in the pnw, who are much less likely to have access to the outdoors. It’s peak season, and we’re currently at 16 requests that we don’t have the funds to fulfill - with more coming in by the minute. Any donations will be a huge help to get folks in the area outside while the weather is good! 


***UPDATE***
We will no longer be offering REI products as part of our kits and we are temporarily pausing kit requests (we made it to 600!!!) Please see our update for more information.

The default camping kits include a two-person tent andtand sleeping bags. At full price, each kit costs roughly $250. On sale, they’re $180~ or so. This doesn’t include requests that involve getting specific gear such as a larger tent & cooler for families or smaller backpacks for children & babies. Help us break down the financial barriers that camping brings to the table! 

Donations go towards the cost of the Camp Kits and additional gear requested plus the cost of shipping items out that cannot be dropped off locally. 

The way we do things is by buying the kits from retailers depending on additional requests like baby carriers and other outdoor gear for little ones) and then either shipping directly from the retailer to the kit requestee, or shipping and delivering the kits to the recipients ourselves depending on what's going in to the kit and where the recipient lives. If you're in our local area, we can take the kit to you as soon as it arrives! If not then shipping is just fine. We can also ship to Canada!


If you’re a white person that has enjoyed the privilege of access to the outdoors (hello pnw!), this is one of many ways to give back & donate! 


Donations can be $$$ and/or info on good (not crowded, peaceful) camping & hiking in the pnw. Campsite/trail names, any accessibility info, how much it costs, and whether a Discovery Pass is needed. You can also help in the form of donating unused gear, hmu at [email redacted] if you’re interested. 



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***UPDATE***
We reached 600 kit requests within two weeks! Because of this huge demand we will be temporarily closing down requests until we are able to fulfill the current ones. We are working towards making this a long term effort so even if you weren't able to get a request in this round, stay tuned!

Calling all BIPOC who wanna get out and about but can’t dipset because you don’t have the gear! We’re getting together some basic camping kits for anyone in need. The kits include one 2-person tent, two adult-sized sleeping bags, and a cooler! 


As BIPOC, we’re far less likely to have access to the beauty of our national parks, camping sites, and hikes. Access that is vital for those in need of the freedom, healing, peace, and fun  that comes with it. 


For folks in the Tacoma area, we can do local kit drop-offs and give a (socially distant~) demo on tent set up and break down for anyone who wants/needs it. For everyone else we can ship the kits to you and I can offer help over ft or ig if you have questions or need a demo. 


To get a kit, there’s no need to demonstrate or present anything special, just hmu at [email redacted] or littleuzipervert on ig and we’ll make it work. If you need more than the basic equipment listed, also hmu and we’ll make it work.

Donations

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  • Carly Creley 
    • $5 
    • 37 mins
  • Meaghan Leferink 
    • $15 
    • 3 d
  • Eliza Cain 
    • $34 
    • 3 d
  • Drew Keegan 
    • $25 
    • 7 d
  • nora oconnor 
    • $10 
    • 11 d
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Organizer

Momo Jay 
Organizer
Tacoma, WA
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