Katrina Outdoor Industry Donations Update: BFZee, Outdoor Recreation Group, Katadyn, and CamelBak

BFZee is shipping DEET towelettes to Buffalo Peak, Buffalo Peak's call for duffel bags, posted on SNEWS® gets quick response, Katadyn shipping water filters to Buffalo Peak Outfitters, CamelBak shipping hydration packs to Red Cross and others

BFZee is shipping DEET towelettes to Buffalo Peak
Following a request from Kevin Lee at Adventure 16 wholesale, Mark Prizer of BFZee notified us that the company was shipping one full pallet (21,000 towelettes) of DEET insect repellent down to Buffalo Peak via Air Freight. The towelettes will be most useful to local police and rescue workers. Each towelette contains a 30 percent DEET solution. For more on BFZee, go to www.bfzee-usa.com/

Buffalo Peak's call for duffel bags, posted on SNEWS® gets quick response

As of this morning, David Ashbaugh of Soft Gear Solutions (www.softgearsolutions.com) told SNEWS® that he was shipping a quantity of duffle bags to Buffalo Peak. In addition, Adventure 16 confirmed that Outdoor Recreation Group was also shipping a quantity of seconds directly to Buffalo Peak.

Katadyn shipping water filters to Buffalo Peak Outfitters
Shawn Hostetter told SNEWS® by email that the company was immediately shipping all of its marketing samples, unused retailer returned products, and a "slew of other new products (including Hiker Pro's and Micropur Purification Tablets) to Buffalo Peak. Katadyn will also be working closely with Jeff Barry, a hydrogeologist and the co-owner of Ground Water Solutions, based in Portland, Oregon. On his own dime, Barry and some of his staff will be traveling to Jackson, Miss. to work with Brian Brawdy as volunteer to help distribute water filters, purification tablets and other products to Katrina refugees. Barry's ultimate goal will be to research what is needed for water treatment in the area and offer solutions as needed and requested.

CamelBak shipping hydration packs to Red Cross and others
CamelBak tells us the company shipped out 350 packs to the Red Cross last week and is working through the New York office as they are the lead office coordinating response to this disaster. Many of these 350 packs were samples and employees' packs that we effectively refurbished with new reservoirs. In addition, CamelBak shipped 50 hydration packs donated by employees to Buffalo Peak Outfitters on Friday. On Tuesday, September 6, the company shipped 50 new hydration packs to the Biloxi police department. In addition, the company donated 150 hydration packs that were handed out to New Orleans airport workers, military and airmen at Louis Armstrong Airport by Senator Bill Frist of Tennessee.


Katrina Outdoor Industry Donations Update: Horny Toad, JanSport, Adventure 16, Outdoor Research, Marmot,

Katrina Needs and Outdoor Industry Donations Update – September 7, 2005 Horny Toad donates clothing valued at $40,000 wholesaleRealizing that many survivors of the storm have literally nothing but the clothes on their backs, Horny Toad shipped over $40,000 worth of wholesale ...read more

Buffalo Peak Outfitters mobilizes industry support following Katrina

Not long after the wind subsided and cleanup began in the town of Jackson, Mississippi, approximately 150 miles inland from the Gulf, Buffalo Peak Outfitter owners Tommy Smith and Bobby McCain began thinking how they could help those who they already knew would be in desperate ...read more

Outdoor industry retailers going the extra mile for those in need following Katrina

The Alpine Shop staff from St. Louis, Mo., is lending their muscle-power alongside the staff at Buffalo Peak Outfitters in Jackson, Miss., to ensure that the flow of product donations from the industry gets processed, redistributed and into vehicles to get out to those in need ...read more

Six Months After Katrina -- Your Help is Still Needed

Friends in the outdoor industry, Once again the Buffalo Peak Outfitters family would like to thank you for your generous outpouring of needed supplies, concern and prayers in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She certainly left her mark on the Gulf Coast, but more importantly, ...read more

Outdoor Industry Donations Update: Thorlos, Cascade Designs, Nite Hawk Lighting

Thorlos reports that it sent 9,000 pairs of socks to the Salvation Army and other disaster relief organizations in Mississippi. The Thorlos website, www.thorlo.com, also has a link that allows people to make direct donations to the Salvation Army Hurricane Katrina Relief fund. ...read more

Outdoor industry members coordinating immediate and targeted local support for Katrina refugees

With the help of Brian Brawdy, a friend and reporter for CBS2 who will begin traveling through hurricane-ravaged regions of Mississippi and Louisiana early next week, it is the intent of SNEWS® to do what we can, in addition to all the support and efforts already underway by ...read more

IMPORTANT: Addresses for product and money donations for Katrina support

PRODUCT DONATIONS TO ORGANIZED STAGING AREASWhat to know before sending anything! (updated September 27, 2005)Please, no used clothingBuffalo Peak wants to thank those who have donated for their generosity, but requests that people no longer send donations of used clothing. The ...read more

Outdoor Industry Donations Update: Dansko, Sport Chalet, Tecnica USA, Volkl Sport America

Dansko is partnering with the non-profit AmeriCares to provide relief for people affected by Hurricane Katrina. Dansko's web site, www.dansko.com, has an AmeriCares link, and each time someone clicks on the link, Dansko will donate $1 to AmeriCares, up to $20,000. AmeriCares is ...read more


CamelBak 2003

While the company is not departing from its mountain bike heritage, CamelBak is adding refinements, colors, designs and adjustments to its spring 2003 line that will continue to strengthen the company's position as a legitimate pack company (in the SNEWS Retailer Survey for ...read more