Minus33 is proud to support & supply SAR groups across the country with these kits so that they can search for and provide aid to those who are in distress or in imminent danger outdoors. Some of the most common things hikers and people exploring the outdoors are unprepared for is an unexpected injury, getting lost or experiencing sudden weather conditions that may force them to spend the night outdoors.

Many set out on what they think is going to be a simple day hike, neglecting to pack warm or spare dry clothing, water or other gear they may need in an emergency situation. For some, this mistake can be fatal.

Minus33 recycles our gently-worn returns and garments with minor defects into “SAR Kits”. Each kit contains a top & bottom Merino wool base layer, a wool hat, wool socks, and wool gloves. Essentially a head-to-toe outfit of warming-wool clothing to be applied to victim to prevent or delay hypothermia.

The Rescuers Creed

It is my duty to save life and to aid the injured. I will be prepared at all times
to perform my assigned duties quickly and efficiently, placing these duties before
personal desires and comforts. These things I do, so that others may live.


Alpine Rescue Team - CO
Androscoggin Valley Search & Rescue - NH
Baxter State Park - ME
Burke County EMS - NC
Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association - AZ

Central Washington Mountain Rescue - WA
Chaffee County Search & Rescue South - CO
Colchester Technical Rescue - VT
Crag Rats Mountain Rescue - OR
Custer County Search & Rescue - SD

Everett Mountain Rescue Unit - WA
Idaho Mountain Search & Rescue Unit - ID
Jay Peak Ski Patrol - VT
King County Explorer Search & Rescue - WA
Lakes Region Search & Rescue - NH

Larimer County Search & Rescue - CO
Maine Association for Search & Rescue- ME
Maine Warden Service - ME
Massachusetts Canine Response Team- MA
Mountain Rescue Service - NH

Mt. Washington Avalanche Center - NH
New England K9 SAR - NH
North SAR - ME
North Valley Rescue Association - MT
Okanogan County Search & Rescue - WA

Pacific Northwest Search & Rescue - OR
Park County Search & Rescue - CO
Pemi Search & Rescue - NH
Richmond Rescue - VT
Rocky Mountain Rescue Group - CO

Routt County SAR - CO
Salish Rescue- WA
Southern Vermont Technical Rescue - VT
Stowe Mountain Rescue - VT
Summit County Rescue Group - CO

Tacoma Mountain Rescue Unit - WA

Upper Valley Wilderness Rescue Team – NH/VT

Utah County Sheriff Search & Rescue- UT

Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department - VT

Vermont State Police – VT

Do you represent a SAR organization?

Apply here to request rescue kits.

Donate Used Products

Has your product reached the end of its life? Are you ready to retire and replace it? Donate your used Minus33 products back to us and we will either refurbish them for our rescue kits, or recycle them depending on their condition. Learn more here.