Founded in 2016, Geardropper rents out camping gear to pick up at unique locations throughout Europe, so you can camp anywhere you like and choose your own way of traveling.
It all started with a daydream on a small natural campsite in the rose gold evening glow in the hills of Tuscany, lying in the hammock in front of our tent; why can’t we experience this everywhere? How great would it be to go camping on an island like Sardinia or Corsica? Why should we have to make an exhausting and expensive journey to have our comfortable gear at our disposal? To experience the freedom to spontaneously discover the most beautiful and idyllic places, like a true local. How great would it be if we could just pick up camping gear on location, that provides the same comfort as our own? Then we could easily fly to any destination, even for a few days, and enjoy this camping experience everywhere! Then we could discover new destinations each time, instead of always staying within a range of 1500 km from home… Wouldn’t more people want this? With these thoughts our dream was born: to make this camping experience available for and share it with everyone – everywhere.
Back to nature - for life in the open - This is what Geardropper stands for. Our mission is to make camping appealing and accessible for the next generation of campers, who spend more and more time of their daily lives behind computers screens and other devices. We want to sustain and reinforce the contact with the beauty and importance of nature. In our busy lives where information is thrown at us from every direction, we sometimes forget what really matters; to take care of each other and nature with love and passion, to live a healthy and peaceful life here on earth.
We want everyone to be able to enjoy the charm of personal contact with locals and sleeping under the night sky on small natural campsites. Camping makes you use your senses in a way that puts your focus back on the essence and privilege of life. It can be the sound of a flowing river, rolling waves, birds, the smell of flowers, morning dew, the neighbours barbeque, or the habits of a different culture, that suddenly make you realise: we are all just creatures with the same goal, to live a joyful life. You get closer to yourself again and the deep conversations by the campfire make you see that in our daily lives we tend to get distracted from the essence of life. And that all that we think is so important, is just relative. So just go camping and love the simplicity, nature and each other!