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Trail Life USA & HMWOutdoors

Trailmen wanted: We want to be your Troop's Official Outdoor Gear Partner and Resource 

Are you a Trailman, Parent or Leader?
Are you getting ready for camping, summer camp or adventure?
Do you have new Trailmen that just joined your Troop?
Do you want to save time shopping for gear?
The HMWOutdors YAK has everything a Trailman needs.

To solve the unique challenges faced by parents with youth in outdoor programs, we built the Youth Adventure Kit (YAK).  The YAK is your youth's customized bundle of Essential Outdoor Gear.

With the YAK,

  • You save time not going from store to store
  • You increase your confidence that when you send them out the will be prepared
  • You ensure piece of mind that they will be warm and toasty
  • You have piece of mind that they have just what they need

HMWOutdoors is an innovative outdoor gear and apparel company focused on equipping youth for meaningful experiences in the natural world that facilitate inner growth and environmental awareness.  

The YAK ensures every child has an opportunity to experience the outdoors without regard to income, creates an incredibly convenient solution for anxious parents confronted with a packing list, and creates a customized gear bundle for programs they can trust to ensure all participants are prepared. 

We want to be your Troop's Official Partner and Resource. We are not a partner with Trail Life USA, but we really want to be.

The YAK is great for any outdoor adventure, camping,  trekking trip, or new members.

The YAK includes the below 4 Key Components:

  • The Essentials: Because you never go out without these.The Essentials
    • NKJV Bible
    • Navigation - Map Compass with Magnifying Glass
    • SPF30 Sunscreen
    • An Emergency Space Blanket
    • Ultra-bright 1 Watt LED Headlamp
    • Individual First Aid Kit
    • Magnesium fire starter stick
    • Pocket folding blade / Duct Tape
    • 1000ml BPA Free Water Bottle
    • Waterproof Ripstop-nylon Emergency Poncho/Ground Cloth/Improvised Shelter
    • Tri Decibel Whistle
    • 50' Para-cord

      • The Sleep System: Because everyone needs a toasty nights sleepSleep system
        • 25° F Synthetic Sleeping Bag and compression sack
        • Camp Pillow
        • Closed cell accordion Sleeping Pad with heat reflective coating



        • The York 70: Don't bring everything, but we can carry what you do bring
        York 70
          • 70L Backpack that grows with its owner.
          • From 5th grade through High School
          • Torso adjust from 14" through 21"
          • Includes:
            • Hydration bladder pocket
            • Rain Cover
            • Secret Pocket
            • Dedicated Sleeping Bag Pocket with through access
            • Detachable top/Day Hike Lumbar Pack
            • Plenty of loops for carabiners 
            • External Sleeping pad tie down straps

          • Hygiene and Toiletries: Mom doesn't want you to smell too bad, besides controlling dirt and grime can reduce your chance of infection, and no one wants that.

          Camping Essentials
            • Mess kit (Plate, bowl, cup, knife, fork, spoon)
            • Travel size Toothbrush & Toothpaste
            • Insect repellent
            • Chapstick
            • 2oz Campsuds Biodegradable Soap
            • 1oz Hand Sanitizer
            • Kleenex
            • Comb
            • Towel - Wash (S)
            • Towel - Bath (M)
            • Towel - Beach Towel (XL)
            • 2 - 5L Dry Bag
            • 2 - 15L Dry Bag
            • Camp Games (Checkers, Chess Backgammon)

          Yeah, it's a lot.  But think of your Troop's YAK as an Outdoor Adventure Toolbox.  Youth should only take the tools they need for the Adventure they seek.  This list of gear can also be customized for your Troop to only include the items you specify.

            10 Reasons Why HMWOutdoors should be your Unit's Official Gear Partner. (At this point we are not the Official Gear Partner, but we want to be  :-) who should we talk to.)

            1. We get your mission.
            2. We are a Christian family run company.
            3. We are youth focused.
            4. We stand ready to support your adventure programs.
            5. You don't need to talk to a lot of people on our end to get a decision made.
            6. If you seriously believe the YAK is a fit we can send you an evaluation kit.
            7. We are working every day to earn your business.
            8. We can come to you in Belton, SC.
            9. We have a Troop purchasing program (by 10 YAKs get 1 Free)
            10. You will not find a comparable quality and priced kit anywhere PERIOD.
            11. As the founder, I will repair or replace any item in the YAK that gives you an issue, even if it mean replacing it with another brand.  Our Chief goal is to ensure your satisfaction with your gear and our service.


            • Learn more

            • Partner with HMWOutdoors

            • Build your Trailman Youth Adventure Kit (TYAK)

            Use the contact form below or call me @ 301 dash 830 dash 8753.

            Thank you for your time.


            *Publicly available Packing List from Trail Life USA troops we researched to develop the Youth Adventure Kit we are proposing for Trail Life USA.