I thought I would chance my arm here and see if the ARRSE community can help out. A friend of mine runs a game lodge in Kenya. Not as flash as it may sound. He is a naturalist and conservationist and leases the land off the local community which in turn employs a lot of them and the majority of earnings are poured back into the community primarily for education and to fund the huge animal conservation and anti-poaching programme. Unlike the large, commercial places such as Lewa, they receive no funding, backing or sponsorship from the govt. To cut a long story short-Kenya is experiencing a prolonged drought which has resulted in a shit state of affairs. Tourism is down but the most pressing issue is the fact that the cattle drovers and wild animals are migrating to find water. This in turn brings the poachers which are then followed by an ever increasing criminal element. Along with a mate (both recently left the army) we have decided to go out to help provide some training/mentoring for the 18 strong scout/security force of local Masai. We are going to go out for 2 weeks of our annual leave at our cost. Nothing better to do! At present they are seriously ill equipped. They have olive drab uniform which is now threadbare having been handed down from the Kenyan Police. We are trying to accumulate enough gear to kit them out and give them a better chance. Therefore, what I am asking for is any kit any of you may have lying around that is no good/not worth anything over here. We have already pillaged mates garages etc but need lots more of the following; lightweights, OG shirts, jersey heavy wools, socks, boots, norwegians, 58 pattern webbing, DPM smocks(temperate through to 95) 58 pattern ponchos, belts, waterbottles/carriers, roll mats, doss bags, tents.................that should paint a picture. Anyway, like I said I thought I would chance my arm here as I know how helpful people the Arrse community can be. Its for a good cause and a needy lot, If anyone can help then it will be really appreciated by us, the locals and the game wardens themselves. Would be able to collect in southern England or will pay for postage. Thanks.