Used Gear Sale


Tired of all the old outdoor gear that you have laying around the house collecting dust? Then pack it up and haul it down to the Outdoor Source Used Gear Sale taking place Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th at the Kingsdale Store. Sale hours will be normal store hours on Saturday, 10am to 6pm and Sunday, Noon to 5pm.

Used gear to sell will be accepted between Monday, October 9th and Thursday, October 12th from 10am to 7:30pm each day.

For directions to the Kingsdale Store click here.

To download the Used Gear Sale Guidelines & Instructions click here

Cold Weather Backpacking and Camping 6:30pm

No mosquitoes, idyllic scenery, and serene solitude; these are just a few of the benefits of being outdoors in Winter! Learn how to best utilize the season with instructor John T. as he explains layering, cooking, and other Winter concerns. Preparation and wisdom can mean the difference between disaster and a favorite memory, so don’t miss out on this class!

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Date | Time: Thursday, November 17th, 6:30pm
Location: Kingsdale Store
Phone: 614-457-3620
Cost: Free

How to Prepare for Winter Hiking 1pm

Join the ODS staff at Highbanks Metro Park Nature Center to learn how to properly dress and prepare for winter hikes. Learn about baselayers, midlayers, shells, and other gear to get ready for the Metro Parks Winter Hike series and other winter excursions. Learn how to plan for and alter your approach to cold weather backpacking.

There will be an optional short hike following the class.

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Date | Time: Saturday, November 12th, 1:00pm
Location: Highbanks Metro Park
Phone: 614-457-3620
Cost: Free

Intro to Backpacking 6:30pm

It’s backpacking season, and that means it’s time to dust off the boots and pull out the maps. Feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to start? This event is perfect for you. Stop by and John T. will set you on the right path. Learn how to plan a trip, optimize gear purchases, bypass some beginner mistakes, and feel confident in planning and executing a memorable outdoor experience. All you have to bring is an open mind, but feel free to bring a notepad. An outline will be provided.

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Date | Time: Wednesday, November 9th, 6:30pm
Location: Kingsdale Store
Phone: 614-457-3620
Cost: Free

6 Mile fitness Fast Pace/moderate trail hike

Central Ohio Hikers & Backpackers

Central Ohio Hikers & Backpackers

Columbus, OH
1,689 Hikers

Welcome to Central Ohio Hikers & Backpackers!  COHB is a group of active hiking and backpacking enthusiasts with a serious interest in longer day hikes and multiple-day backpa…

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Welcome to Central Ohio Hikers & Backpackers! COHB is a group of active hiking and backpacking enthusiasts with a serious interest in longer day hikes and multiple-day backpacking trips in and around Ohio. There are a number of other “walk-in-the-park” groups out there, but the focus of this group is on longer hikes and backpacking events. Events offered by COHB include the following:

– A wide variety of day-hikes from 5 to 20 miles in length.
– Two and three day backpacking trips in and around Ohio.
– Day-hikes combined with car-camping outings.
– An occasional hiking or backpacking trip at a distant location.

Membership is subject to some very basic COHB membership policies. Group policy requires that your main profile photo must clearly show your face, and that you sign-in on our meetup site at least once every 6 months.


Once you are approved for membership, you will have access to all of our past and upcoming events.

We look forward to seeing you on the trail!