March 2019

OutdoorEquipmentSupplier has closed its doors to new orders and customers. Unfortunately, the many pulls of life, both happy and hard, have led to the decision to close up shop and move on from OES.

Throughout many years of operation, the memories, stories and experiences have been extraordinary, and it is with great sadness that the quality OES tarps are known for will be moving on.

Any outstanding customers have been contacted, and the continued outpouring of support and kind comments at this phase have been appreciated as well

Happy trails and happy hanging - hope to see you on the trail. - OES

August 23, 2015

Proud to announce new products available today - New 1.8mm reflective guyline and 7000 series aluminum stakes!

Also, two things you've always wanted. Camo. Meet MacCat.

We have a very limited supply of a camo SilPro MacCat and rectangular tarps! Primo performance, primo camo pattern, get yours today.

July 7, 2015

New products in the pipeline - stay tuned!

May 11, 2015

Wow! Our first three batches of new Gen4 MacCats have sold out in record time and are backordered through almost the end of May! Get your order in today to get on the order queue for quickest delivery.

April 29, 2015

We're pleased to announce that after several months of work, a new design of MacCat tarps are now shipping. Our new Gen4 tarps are lighter, quieter, more waterproof and better than ever before. Check out the MacCat page for more info!

February 8, 2015

To go along with the feet and feet of record snow here in Boston, we've got *lots* of news and buzz coming over the next few weeks. Stay tuned and check back for more! Alternatively, sign up for our mailing list to stay up to date on everything from the comfort of your inbox.

December 3, 2014

Our 2nd annual Tarpaganza was a huge success - thanks to all for your support. All current orders have been shipped, and we have plenty of bandwidth and inventory for holiday deliveries.

November 2 2014

More space, more inventory, less waiting, more hiking.

September 6, 2014

OES is expanding, and we've now (again) got a fully dedicated workshop space for design work, order tracking, packing and shipping and more. More space for more reliability and more happy customers.

August 18, 2014

Yesterday closed out the triathlon season with Brian's longest race of the season, and his first ever Half-Ironman triathlon - the Timberman in Gilford, NH . It was a great race, very well run, and he's proud hismy re-calibration on the fly for his finishing goal. His new goal at mile 10 of the bike (mile 10 of 56, before the half marathon worth of running, after the 1.2 mile swim) went from 7 hours to 6 hours, and he was able to squeak in at 5:59:25! Thanks again for all your support, and no more training for a little while...time to get back into the White's for some new product development and testing!

Still plenty of tarps in the stockroom ready for shipment in 1-3 days

July 4, 2014

Celebrate our Nation's birthday in style - a full compliment of MacCats are available for ordering and immediate shipment.

May 18, 2014

Graduation day! Brian has finally gotten my thesis defended, approved and diploma is in the mail for an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

March 13, 2014

Start the season right with a new tarp! We have a large selection with many colors to choose from in stock.

December 5, 2013

Thanks to all of your support through a busy sale-filled Black Friday Tarpaganza - it was a very busy time but all tarps ordered have now been shipped, most within 48 hours of order.

We've got a great stock of new tarps that are waiting shipment for the holiday season. Please inquire today!

October 28, 2013

A successful season for many hikers, myself included. This year, we bagged 5 new peaks in the White Mountains and are hoping for more next year.

January 6, 2013

With a new year closing and a new year opening, we're proud to announce our 10-year anniversary celebration! Stay tuned for new offers, sales and re-introduced and re-engineered tarps for every trip.

October 28, 2012

We're back open again, now taking pre-orders for select rectangular cat cut tarps!

October 7, 2012

OES will be closing down for the next two weeks in order to accomodate new changes and updates to our customer service and communications realms, enabling better order updates and superior day-to-day tracking internally to ensure that all orders are shipped when needed.

We will remain open until the 9th for those looking to place an order for a tarp needed in the next week or so, so please get your order in soon.

September 9, 2012

New MacCat's and Winter tarps shipping as soon as possible, several of which are now available in both Stealth-Gray, Forest Green and Coyote Brown. Get your order in today for your fall hiking needs!

July 1, 2012

We're currently going hiking until July 7 and will be shipping all orders once we're back.

June 9, 2012

New batches of MacCat's in all three in-stock sizes are done and ready for shipping early next week, in both forest brown and stealth grey. I'm working hard to get all previous orders shipped in the next 48-72 hours now that tarps are in stock.

April 28, 2012

New tarps are in and shipping within 48-72 hours for all MacCat Standards, Deluxes and Ultras, while supplies of the new batch last!

April 14, 2012

The intial batch of pre-ordered tarps are nearly all shipping within the next 2-3 days after a huge surge in April orders, and the next batch of tarps should be arriving soon. Back by popular demand, MacCat Ultras are now available for pre-order and should be shipping in 1-3 weeks!

March 28, 2012

And we've got MacCats up for pre-order. A fresh batch of MacCat Standards and Deluxes are currently under production and should be available for shipment as of approximately April 10th. Get your order in today in prep for the warm weather coming our way!

March 7, 2012

All of my current silnylon tarps are sold out, but I do have a few surprises and some good news! First off, I discovered a trove of Cuben fiber MacCats which are in stock and ready to ship. These are not goign to be in stock anytime in the near future, so if you're interested do get your order in ASAP to assure delivery of a one-of-a-kind tarp, one of only 15 or so ever made!.

Speaking of the near future, I am please do announce that I'm hoping to start up production of a small batch of MacCats, and I have ordered fabric for testing. Once I green light the fabric, I will try as hard as possible to get the new tarps in stock and ready to ship ASAP. I've set up a pre-order interest form for you to fill out if you're interested in getting advance notice once the tarps are available for order, so please do fill it out!

January 31, 2012

Here goes the move! Current tarp stocks are packed up and will be shipping once I arrive and unpack in Boston

January 6, 2012

As I've posted earlier on my site, I have had the distinct pleasure of being able to accept a mechanical engineering position in the Boston, MA area. Details can be found on the 'status' section of my site, but I wanted to reiterate how thankfull I feel for everyone who has supported OES over the past 9 years. For now, tarp production will roll to a halt in the next few weeks, but I hope and plan to be able to start up production soon, time and sanity allowing.

November 29, 2011

The leaves are gone, but MacCats are in stock and ready for shipment, some in 24 hours. Currently about a 1 week wait on the big guys.

September 28, 2011

The leaves are turning, fall has arrived, and MacCats are in stock! Several colors and sizes ready to be shipped in 24-48 hours, and about a 1-1.5 week wait on larger and custom tarps.

July 27, 2011

What a month July has been - colors in stock now include a beautiful forest green silnylon in addition to gray, black, and royal blue. Tarps are ready to ship in 1-2.5 weeks on average as of today.

June 18, 2011

After playing catchup for the past few weeks, I'm happy to say that most tarps are shipping out in about a week, including custom work!

May 17, 2011

Trail Days was an absolute hit - many Hammock Forum'ers and others stopped by the booth and thre are several new MacCat's and other silnylon tarps hiting the AT this week!

With that in mind, there is currently about a 2-3 week backorder on all tarp shipments, although it may run down less than that in the coming week or so, so do get your order in today to get on the work queue.

May 11, 2011

Off to Trail Days we go!! 'Only' a 12 hour drive from Rochester, but totally worth it. Come find us at the booth in Damascus!

The current backorder for most new orders remains around 2-2.5 weeks.

May 1, 2011

After 8.5 years of tarp making, I am finally done with classes and can now put more time into manufacturing and designing tarps! Trail Days is quickly approaching, please stop by my booth in the vendor area if you're around - I will be present from Thursday afternoon through Sunday morning.

April 13, 2011

Spring is here,we had our first 70+ deg day of the year here in Rochester yesterday. With the end of the semester and initial preparations for Trail Days, current lead time is about 2-2.5 weeks for most tarps.

March 15, 2011

After a quick vacation for my final spring break as a student (got in a great hike in NH), current time from order to shipment is about 1.5-2 weeks for nearly all tarps.

February 8, 2011

The new OutdoorEquipmentSupplier website is live after a multi-step and multi-month development! Now featuring secure direct credit card processing for ease of checkout, online order tracking and new products and options. Please let us know what you think!

January 7, 2011

Some very exciting developments coming up soon - stay tuned for new products, new options and a new way to browse the OES prortfolio of products.

December 11, 2010

After a very busy semester, tarps are now being shipped for the holidays. Don't forget to contact us to ensure Priority Mail delivery by your need-by date!

July 18, 2010

I'm back in the States, getting set up to get back to work! Fabric has been ordered, and I will be returning to sewing duties as soon as possible. I had a fantastic time in Munich, but now it's time to get back to tarps.

June 1, 2010

I am now temporarilly located in Munich, Germany for several weeks, but will fufill orders recieved between now and then once I return back to work in mid to late July. Please don't hesitate to email me any questions or concerns in the meantime, I will get back to you ASAP!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Graduation has come and gone, and I'm looking forward to my vacation in Germany in just over a week. Please get your orders in ASAP so I can ensure that they are filled before I leave until July!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I've been very busy with classes and keeping up with orders as best I can. I have a brand new (to me) Industrial sewing machine, and I'll be maintaining a minimal back-order time.

Tuesday, November 28, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving, and in light of that, I've made a huge update to the site! SpinnUL is now in the building and ready for ordering through my ordering form. Also coming soon is some of our data from our Solids Lab fabric project...our UV rig works beautifully and we're getting some great results!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Just a quick update - I've been super-super busy with classes, and getting to orders as quickly as possible, but please be patient! Some updates in regards to UV degredation to backpacking fabrics, which is currently a research topic in my Solid-materials laboratory (ME242) is coming up!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

In the back to school spirit - I'm currently moving my life/business back up to school, and with classes starting, I'll be taking a short two week vacation from tarp making. Make sure you check back here for updates - new product designs are in store!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

I have finally completed a majority of my summer internship, all the while finally removing my backorder! What a summer it as been! I've been making lots of little improvements to the site, including a user picture gallery as well as prepping the site for an overhaul for SpinnUL integration (this fantastic fabric is in stock and ready to go, just shoot me an email).

The next few weeks will be frantic working in preperation for the beginning of the new semester - I am also looking into a door mod, as requested by quite a number of people. More on this in the near future! A true winter MacCat Ultra is on it's way, possibly the lightest full function winter tarp on the market...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The past few weeks have been very exciting indeed. Trail Days was a hit - I got to meet many very happy customers and see some very used, but still bombproof MacCats (Cannibal's SpinnUL had 100+ nights but looked great!). The 13 hour trek down to Virginia was well worth the time.

As for now, I'm currently working a full-time research internship on the U of Rochester campus, although I am still open for business with only about a week of lead time on custom orders and many other tarps in stock. It's been hard to keep the SpinnUL versions of the MacCat series in stock - they have proved to be very popular!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Thank you to all of you for your support - I am currently working on a custom purple MacCat Standard for Dutch, the winner of the Vintage Hammock Contest, with a MacCat of their choice as the first prize. Congrats again Dutch!

With more exciting news, I am now nearly certain that I will attend Trail Days 2009 this coming May! Make sure you look for my booth and the special offers I will be having, including a drawing for a Free MacCat Deluxe!

The offering of SpinnUL MacCat tarps is still going strong, with multiple MacCat sizes in stock and ready to ship. While not an option yet on the ordering system, please do email me if you are interested.

Friday, October 17, 2008

I have had many comments about the possibility of a spinntex version of the MacCat series, and I am pleased to announce that I am now taking 'interest' emails to that effect.

Would you possibly be interested in such a tarp? Let me know by sending me an email! Tell your friends, your neighbors and everyone else you can think of - OES is going sub-ultralight.

An 8oz MacCat anyone?

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I have unleashed a brand new website, featuring a complete, professional redesign, and many new features! I am also accepting orders with many tarps in stock, and only a one to two week backorder for custom orders.

Tuesday, January 2, 2008

Many of you may have seen the OutdoorEquipmentSupplier LLC label on the front page. Yes, it is official, I am now the owner of OutdoorEquipmentSupplier LLC and this means for some exciting changes for the company. I am now working overtime on a few new projects, which will be released in the near future, as well as keeping busy fulfilling orders. I have seen a record amount of custom orders, as well as some great new ideas for tarps, so I am keeping busy with everything.

The MacCat Gen 3.5 are also coming along, with gradual improvements in manufacturing techniques and materials to reduce the weight further. Coming very soon.

In other news, I am also getting closer and closer to being able to attend Trail days 2008, so let's hope that everything works out and I can see everyone there!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

I have begun the process of streamlining my email system and making it so that every email gets relied to within hours, not days. I stand by my commitment to my company, and am currently making some pretty big organizational and legal changes to the way my business operates. Nothing is changing on the product side, although availability should be increased as some of these changes take effect! I appreciate all of the support many of you have emailed me with recently, and I hope to increase both my stock and designs of some new products soon to come. I also have some new ideas to cut the weight of my current tarps again. Generation 4 MacCat anyone?

As well, I am now really hoping to attend Trail Days 2008 this coming summer as well, given that the date has been announced and so has my finals schedule. Tight fit? Yes. Doable? You bet. I would love to meet everyone whom I have gotten to know electronically over the past 3 years! More details to come as I find them out!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

I have begun to work full time on getting as many tarps completed per week as possible. I also want to thank everyone for their kind support over the last two semesters; I made Dean's list at the U of Rochester for both semesters and am proud of the fact that I did that while keeping OES open for one of them.

In other news, I will be leaving in the second week of June to work at a summer camp (which I attended for 8 years as a camper) through the middle of August, so get your orders in today to ensure that I will be able to get to attend to them before I leave. Thanks again for everyone's support and interest!!!

Also, I would love to make an appearance next spring at Trail Days, but that is a long ways off from now.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

I am open for business once again! I have had a very successful semester at UR, and I am now again accepting orders for tarps!

Friday, December 15, 2006

The official reopening of will be on January 1st, 2007! I will be opening up the site for pre-orders on December 26th, with the first products shipping on the 2nd. I am nearly done with my first semester (finals are approaching this week) at UR. Thank you very much for your patience, and I look forward to hearing from all of you!

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Just a quick update on my status. Classes are going smoothly and I am enjoying the many different and diverse activities offered at UR. I have gotten lots of questions and requests for tarps; I am trying to get answers out in a timely fashion. Please feel free to add your email address to my mailing list via the above form! Thanks again for looking!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Hello visitor, I am currently attending the University of Rochester, and I would like to announce that I will not be conducting any business during my first semester up at school as OutdoorEquipmentSupplier.

I am currently taking a break from designing and sewing and concentrate on school work and getting oriented up at school. Beginning sometime around the New Year, I will begin again accepting and shipping out orders as before, and hopefully continue uninterrupted into the unknown future (at least a few years).

Please realize that I am not closing permanently, just for the first semester. I will continue to keep my website up to date and offer email support to anyone who needs it. I want to thank everyone for their kind support and comments, and I hope to be back in the business soon!

Monday, August 28, 2006

I have decided to temporarily close down operations in order to concentrate on my first semester up at school. Take a look up at the main page for more information.

Sunday, August 6, 2006

I have returned from my vacation, and I have three weeks to fill any custom orders before I travel up to school. Once there, it will be in-stock items only for a few months.

Monday, July 10, 2006

I am leaving for a nice long vacation tomorrow, and I will not be able to view or reply to any emails while I am out. Don't let that stop you from asking questions or send in orders, I just won't be able to reply to them for a week or two.

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

Soon out will be an option for my MacCat tarps, guyline pockets!

Saturday, May 6, 2006

I have done a revamp of several pages, most noticeably the MacCat page and several others, including adding my decision to attend the University of Rochester beginning in the Fall of 2006.

Sunday, March 5, 2006

The MacCat Generation 3 is out! These tarps now feature lighter tieouts, improved perimeter reinforcement, and lighter seam sealing. This new generation is an evolution coming from months of thought and practice in working and experimenting with silnylon. The newest generation of MacCat tarps is a piece of gear you would be proud to use in the backcountry. What's next for the MacCat series? A 5.5 oz model. Stay tuned.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

I have accumulated so many happy user testimonials, that I finally had to make a separate "Reviews" page, located in the menu bar above!

Monday, September 5, 2005

The new MacCat Micro has officially been released! 7.4 oz and no seam makes it the lightest available silnylon hammock fly available. 5 MacCat Deluxes sold in 2 days...I believe that is a new record. I am going to have to spend more time at the sewing machine so I can keep a stock of tarps!

Saturday, July 15, 2005

I just returned from my weeklong trek, and it was nice to be able to use one of my tarps somewhere other than somewhere locally!

Monday, June 20, 2005

Finals are finally done (no pun intended), and I am getting through orders quickly. What was once a 5 week backorder is now only 2-3 weeks, and I am getting more than enough orders to keep my busy.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

I am now in my new home, and AP Exams are finished, and it sure is nice to be able to sit back and relax (and start working again)! Thank you all for your patience and consideration in waiting for your orders to go through.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Spring vacation is finally here, and I will be adding a bio section and getting updated pictures and menu's for all of the sub pages.

Friday, January 14, 2005

Another major site overhaul will take place this weekend, finally really getting things up to speed and everything done and posted.

Sunday, November 21, 2004

I am continually updating the site, and it is almost done with all of my new products. I have also added a listing of my current in stock products!

Friday, October 8, 2004

This website is new! I have just returned from a 3 week bike tour of Nova Scotia, and this website has been a plan in the making. It has finally materialized and my products can be seen in greater detail than ever before. I have refined my new Bear Bagging kit, as well as a new ordering system. Hopefully the new website can help to keep my thoughts and new ideas on gear more organized and up-to-date.