Providing free nature outings and adventures to youth who would other wise not have such opportunities, Boulder Valley ICO is entirely volunteer run.

See our new website for more information on our program.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Gear Drive at REI, Boulder


We lend our participants all the equipment they need for our outings. This trip served 19 youth backpacking in Canyonlands National Park, requiring scrounging around for lots of gear! If you have gear in functioning condition just taking up space in your closet, please consider donating that gear to ICO.

The REI Store in Boulder will collect used gear for Boulder Valley ICO during the months of July and August. If you have new or used gear that you would like to donate to ICO, just place the gear in the donation bin located near the entrance of the Boulder store.

Although we will gratefully accept any useful outdoor gear, the gear we most need (in order of need from greatest to least) is listed below:

Base layer shirts (youth medium to adult large)
Hiking pants (youth medium to adult large)
Hiking boots (sizes 5 through 13 – waterproof or which can be waterproofed)
Packable rain jackets (youth large to adult medium)
Sleeping bags (20+ rating or colder, under 3.5 lbs)
Inflatable or foam sleeping mattress (¾ length)
MSR Simmerlite stove and fuel bottle (or other brand)
Water filter for backpacking
Lexan water bottles (with standard lid)
2-person or 3-person, 3-season backpacking tents
Two-burner propane-canister stove
Internal frame packs
Winter boots (sizes 5 through 13)
First aid kits for backpacking
GPS unit
Satellite phone
Telemark skis and boots
Climbing helmets (small to medium sizes)
Trekking poles

Contact us at with any gear-related questions you might have.

No comments: