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Equipment & Gear

Davidson Outdoors doesn't want you to buy specialized gear you might only use once. We have worked hard to provide as much of the equipment and gear as possible. In most cases, if you don't already have it, you can likely borrow it from Davidson Outdoors—free! You can also visit your local thrift shops for some of the clothing options at a low cost. You do not need to own or bring any technical gear to participate in Outdoor Odyssey.

There is a limit to our gear inventory. If you'd like to use gear from Davidson Outdoors it is vital to complete the Gear Request Form as early as possible after you have registered and been assigned a trip. 

What Not To Bring

  • Alcohol and non-prescription or illicit drugs are prohibited.
  • Expensive jewelry and other valuables are an unnecessary risk for loss.
  • Cell phones and other electronics should not go on the actual Odyssey as they can interfere with the group experience. You will be able to securely store these at Davidson during your trip.

Gear Information

Where to Buy or Borrow Gear

We suggest you borrow gear rather than purchase it, unless you anticipate using it frequently after Odyssey. There is no charge for gear provided by Davidson Outdoors. You may also be able to borrow from friends and family, any items you do not personally own. If you do need to purchase gear, the following discount sources provide good quality equipment at reasonable prices. Visit their website to find items that you need.