Why mess with something that is still fit for purpose?

We think it's best to put gear in the hands of students and schools that don't have the financial backing to make outdoor education a possibility. The great outdoors has long formed the focus of our lives and we believe that it is the best classroom for anyone so if we can help people experience it then it's a win win for everyone. "if it is not looking schmick, we will repair and clean it up and give it to to organisations, underrepresented schools and community programs"


It may not be fit for commercial use but that doesn't means its life ends there!

If it's not quite up to institutional rigours anymore, but still usable we will try and rehome the item. Working with many different organisations that support people sleeping rough and others in need, giving them waterproof layers, insulation and comfort.


Everything eventually comes to an end but this way materials and components can have a 2nd life

Recycling is always a last resort. It takes a lot of energy, effort and time to recycle anything. However, if it is beyond use, Offtrack will take them apart, separating pieces of fabric, zip, buckles and straps, for some exciting plans we've got down the road.

We Are Explorers - The 2nd Life Project

Take a look at some awesome articles written about our project!

“Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.”
– Fred Rogers

The 2nd Life Project

You’ve just upgraded your hiking pack, again, and the old one’s giving you dirty looks from the bottom of the cupboard. It’s still pretty good, just not as good as the new one. It needs a new home, but who can be bothered sticking it on Gumtree and spending the next two weeks replying to Kevin that lives out of state and wants to know if you’ll post it to him. Oh and can you give him a sweet deal because he’s only got 20 bucks. There’s got to be a better way, right? The 2nd Life Project might just be the answer.

Donate your old outdoor equipment to the 2nd Life Project

You can post things to our warehouse or even drop in and say hello

We can take a look and decide on one of 3 options

Once the equipment arrives at our warehouse we take a good look at its conditions, clean it and make any quick fixes that a possible.




Step by step keep things out of landfill and help more people access the outdoors who otherwise could not afford to

How did you come up with this idea?
Marcus has his hair cut by Nasir Sobhani who created ‘the streets barber movement.’ The movement offers free haircuts for homeless people. While cutting Marcus’s hair in the barber shop they were chatting and the conversation sparked the idea of rehoming outdoor equipment with the homeless.
How can I help?
We often have bigger donations that need sorting and fixing. If you would like to volunteer your time to help then let us know. Alternatively if you think you can support in any other way let us know.
What are the 2nd Life Products?
This is in the infant stage and we are still trying a few different designs and ideas. If you have an idea of what to make from the recycled materials then we would love to hear it!