Crew 242 is looking for young adults age 14-20 who have an interest in outdoor activities such as backpacking, camping, hiking, climbing, horseback riding, canoeing, biking and kayaking. We are based in Oswego, IL.

Welcome to your ticket to outdoor adventure

— John Parker
    Outdoor Enthusiest

Crew 242 is looking for young adults age 14-20 who have an interest in outdoor activities such as backpacking, camping, hiking, climbing, horseback riding, canoeing, biking and kayaking. We are based in Oswego, IL.

Welcome to your ticket to outdoor adventure

— John Parker
    Outdoor Enthusiest

Crew Gear Suggestions


This is a list of gear that we have used or is something we see as good gear. If you have opinions on the gear listed or have something you would like to add, please send a message through the contact page.

Tents
- Perfessor's Tarp
- Perfessor's Bug Net
- Tarptent
- Kelty - Gunnison 2.2
- Alps - Mystique 2
Water Filtration
- MSR - MiniWorks EX Microfilter
- First Need - XLE Portable Water Purifier
- Katadyn - Hiker Pro Microfilter - The Katadyn - Hiker Pro Microfilter has broken twice in the same place. I no longer recommend purchasing this water filter. The spot the intake hose connects to the filter canister is very fragile.
Stoves
- Mini Trangia
- White Box Stove
- Alcohol Stove - Fuel
- Esbit - Pocket Stove
- Esbit - Fuel

- More Stove Info than you can shake a stick at

Crew 242 does not receive any money from these companies nor do they say that these are the best products to buy. Each person should do their own research and buy what is best for them.