The “outdoors” is a place of contemplation, restoration, adventure, and life sustenance. It is available for all of us, though we know there are many barriers for melanated people and other historically marginalized communities. Philly Gear Library exists to address the barrier of gear ownership for those who want to experience outdoors adventures. We train and educate our members in creating trips, instilling safety, using the equipment and being responsible stewards of the land. Through the gear library, we foster and discuss the concerns of our communities feeling unsafe, unwelcome in outdoor spaces and ways to address and overcome adversarial oppressive barriers that limit our participation.