Switchback Gear Libraries
Coming soon to the Durham Parks and Recreation system, the Switchback Gear Library is a place where you can borrow gear, just like you would borrow a book. The gear library model has been proven successful in increasing access to the outdoors while decreasing gear waste and associated carbon emissions.
Our Pilot Family Camping pack, which includes the items listed and pictured below, will be completely free for the community. For a local family, it would cost $500-$1,000 to purchase this gear for the first time. With our model, that same family can borrow these items for no cost, ensuring a fun and safe camping adventure with minimal financial burden. We are thrilled to bring this concept to Durham.
Stay tuned for our official launch date!
Our Pilot Family Camping Kit
Our 2- and 4-person pilot camping kits include...
Mess kit (plates, forks, knives, spoons, cups)
First aid kit
Spacious 3-person dome tent
Cozy 35-degree sleeping bag and pad
200 lumen LED lantern
38 quart cooler with wheels
140 piece first aid kit
Camping chair (400lb weight limit)
Mess kit including plates, forks, knives, spoons, and silicone cups
300 lumen LED headlamp