As an outdoor education school we go through lots of nylon, tents, duffles and other gear that no longer is useful for us. I am looking for an outlet for these items either as a recycler or re-designer. I am tired of seeing this stuff go to the landfill. Any ideas would be appreciated.
We are based in Wyoming but have branches all over the country for now keep posts here, I will try to keep an eye on the forum. I am in the discovery stages right now, I will have to check with some people to see what we have available for discard.
Hey awesome. I am an industrial design student doing my final thesis project on lightweight backpack/tent integration. I could use some old gear to re-hack into prototypes. I have all summer to play in the woods! let me know what could work. Thanks!
twistplank, your offer is very generous. As an American who is in Japan, I am wondering if I were to pay the international shipping for some items if you would be willing? I am a designer who is interested in remaking survival and emergency gear which will be used in training and donated for rescue and aid projects wherever the need arises.
I know this thread is over a month old, but hopefully I am not to late.
Ok, thanks everyone for responding, I have lots of tents to go they are Pingora tent by Bridge Outdoors bridgeoutdoors.com they are all missing the center pole and tiedown stakes,they are free to any one who wants them I have probably around 100 give or take. International orders, we will need to work out some kind of shipping payment. Any one who wants them give me numbers and contact info. Things happen slowly around here so be patient as this is not my primary job, but I am motivated to send them off. thank you
I talked to Tom (Twistplank) earlier today and he's sending me a couple tents, I should be able to get some good material from them and possibly use one as a tent...anyways Tom was a super nice guy and has lots more of these he's like to send out to avoid sending 100+ tents to a landfill. He said most if not all of the tents have the rain fly as well.