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About Search Gear International, Inc…

Our Goal:

To be your preferred source for Search and Rescue equipment for both personal and team equipment. We want your business and we want your repeat business. If you're not able to find what you want and need, let us know and we'll do our best to help you. Our mission is to provide a one-stop-shop of quality name brand merchandise and sales service for your Search and Rescue needs.

Who we are:

Search Gear OwnersSearch Gear is currently owned and operated by Rob Bair, Wayne Bair and Dennis Peck.

Dennis and Rob are active members of the San Diego Mountain Rescue Team in San Diego, California, with over 20 years of combined search and rescue experience. Rob and Dennis are Mountain Rescue Association members. Rob is a certified EMT. Dennis is a certified WMA Wilderness First Responder, SAR Tech II, and NASAR Tracker/Instructor. Wayne is a certified Wilderness EMT and a member of the Antelope Valley SAR Team.

Everyone at Search Gear International understands what it is to volunteer and give back to the community we enjoy.


Search Gear was founded in the mid 1990's. From small beginnings of hand-crafted tablet-fuel stoves, aka the Butt-Pack Stove, to custom designed products for Search Dogs and handlers, to today's full line of quality, name brand products, Search Gear has a proud history of meeting the unique needs of Search and Rescue teams and team members.