Gear for the Outdoors

Welcome to the section where we take you through the main things to look out for / be aware of when choosing the gear you need to venture into the great outdoors. Everything from rucksacks, through to base layers and climbing hardware.

We are very grateful to outdoorsmagic.com, a UK website about all things outdoors, who have been instrumental in helping us put this gear guide together.
 
Simply hanging about ...
Simply hanging about ...

Please remember that the information included in this section is a guide only. You cannot do better than to seek technical advice in your local outdoor store, where all the staff have received training, and you can try the kit on under professional guidance.  They will be able to advise you on the best equipment / clothing for your chosen activity and the conditions you are likely to meet.

Ultimately it is your responsibility to ensure you are properly equipped for your chosen activity and the weather conditions / terrain you are likely to encounter, and EOCA cannot be held responsible either for incorrect gear, or inappropriate use of it.

If you are an individual who loves the great outdoors and would like to support our projects, please click the donate button below.
"Support from The North Face Explore Fund via EOCA has completely transformed our Project. We have hired two new staff members, expanded our volunteer programme, supported the regeneration of tens of thousands of native trees, hosted new primary schools and restored an upland peat bog. Over the past 12 months we have made impressive progress towards our long-term goal of restoring 630 hectares of wild native woodland in the Lake District National Park. Support from EOCA has raised our ambition. We now have our sights set on even larger scale restoration of native woodlands and other wildlife habitats. "



Dominick Spracklen and John Hodgson, Restoring Hardknott Forest, University of Leeds