Shipping & Returns
CWS Online Gear Shop

We are pleased to offer FREE SHIPPING for all orders of $99 (USD) or more!*

*Free shipping is available on all orders of $99 or more, shipping within the lower 48 United States (excludes Alaska & Hawaii), and is available for all orders that do not exceed $1000 or 20 lbs shipping weight. Orders placed that total more than $1000 or that weigh more than 20 lbs are NOT eligible for free shipping. Sorry, No Exceptions.

The CWS Gear Shop does now ships outside of the US! International orders may take up to a week or more to arrive. Tracking numbers are available for all international orders.

Our major carrier is the United States Postal Service (USPS), however we do also offer UPS Ground. At this time we do not ship via FedEx or DHL. Shipping of heavy items such as multiple first aid kits will receive an extra shipping charge added to the standard shipping. The extra shipping charge for these items will be explained in the item's description.

We want you to feel confident and comfortable with your purchase from us, and to make any returns as easy as possible. Please include your invoice or order number on all returns. Insure your package and return it prepaid to:

Center for Wilderness Safety
ATTN: Gear Shop
15 Running Brook Lane
Sterling, Virginia 20164

  • Please be sure to launder or properly clean used merchandise returned for repair or warranty inspection.
  • We regret that we cannot refund shipping charges on returned merchandise.
  • Any medical equipment and supplies that are sold sterile as well as all medications are not returnable due to liability reasons.

Receive FREE SHIPPING on Orders of $99 or More
Simply look for the logo to enjoy free shipping on selected items throughout the store. If the items in your order which qualify for 'Free Shipping' total $99 or more, your order ships FREE! Orders totalling $1000 or more are not applicable for free shipping. Sorry, no exceptions.