Our commitment to sustainability.

Our goal is to reduce waste!

We do this by

  • repairing our camping gear so it can be used as many times as possible while still delivering the same high quality you expect

  • repairing and donating camping gear to the local homeless shelter

  • properly recycling dead batteries and empty fuel canisters

  • donating leftover food and lost and found items to local non-profit organizations

Here are some ways you can help Basecamp Outdoor Gear to make a difference:

Rent a cooler instead of buying a styrofoam cooler and then tossing it at the end of your trip

Rent reusable eating utensils instead of buying disposable dishes and then tossing them after each meal

Use wilderness camp soap instead of buying regular harsh household dish soap

Bring extra towels from home instead of using paper towels

Donate leftover items and recycle empty containers appropriately (see below)

Donate to Three Square.

We make regular trips to drop off non-perishable food at Three Square when our shelf fills up

When you come into our shop, look through our shelf of non-perishable food items and other gear left by your fellow campers. Feel free to grab whatever you want for your trip. Restock our shelf with whatever unopened containers you have leftover. 

Donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada.

Look for our donation box for BBBS by the front door

Anyone can come by our shop to donate old clothes, books, and other small houeshold items to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada

FYI Your unclaimed lost and found items will be placed in this donation box


Book exchange:

Take a book, leave a book.

Sift through our library of books and take whatever meets your fancy. Return it at the end of your trip or replace it with a different book

Recycle batteries and fuel canisters.

Looking for a place to recycle your dead batteries and/or empty propane canisters? Bring them over to Basecamp Outdoor Gear. We'll send them to Republic Recycling Services to be disposed of properly


Items we accept for recycling include:

AA, AAA, and D batteries only

Green 1L propane canisters

100-500g isobutane mix fuel canisters