So, you want to make a difference for the bison of Yellowstone national park?
You can help save the last wild buffalo by providing the supplies and provisions that support their defense in both field and office!
This wish list offers a great way for you to match your personal interests to specific buffalo protection operational needs. You decide how you want to make your own positive impact!
Do you love to cook but can’t make it to the BFC basecamp to help? Maybe you can send in some food or cooking supplies—or recipes!
Or maybe you are an avid hiker, but can’t get to Montana to join the buffalo defense patrols? Sending in some binoculars or clothing will allow you to support those activities!
We also know lots of you are “nerds” and might love to help in our office…but can’t take the time off work. If you want to support that kind of buffa-love, you’ll find lots of office, tech, and media gear on this list that would enhance the kinds of things you might do if you were here!
In any case: we update this list periodically, so please check back for new options or feel free to call us at the number listed below. Please ship items to: BFC, PO Box 957, West Yellowstone, MT 59758, or contact us if USPS services are not an option for you.
The fine print: Donations of material items are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS. Please check with your accountant or tax preparer.
In addition to the items listed below, please check out our wishlist on Amazon. Register BFC as your Amazon Smile donation recipient and BFC will receive a monetary contribution for everything you buy.
* Perhaps most of all, we wish for you to join us. Are you able to share your time, skills, and energy, by volunteering with us in the field to defend the buffalo?
- Patrol snacks & drinks: coffee, tea, hot cocoa, chocolate, trail mix, granola, dried fruits, more chocolate, nuts and nut butters, other chocolaty things.
- KitchenAid Mixer
- Cuisinart Food Processor
- Knife Sharpening Kit
- French Fry Cutter
- Your energy, converted into outreach to your local farms and businesses that might support us with food donations.
- Contributions of and/or gift certificates for bulk food from these local businesses:
- Montana Harvest: 406-585-3777; www.montanaharvest.com
- Western Montana Growers Cooperative: 406-726-4769; wmgcoop.com
- San Francisco Herb & Natural Food Company: 510-770-1215; www.herbspicetea.com
- Oregon’s Wild Harvest: 800-316-6869; www.oregonswildharvest.com
- Mountain Rose Herbs:800-879-3337; www.mountainroseherbs.com
- J & V Restaurant Supply (Bozeman, MT): 406-587-9303; www.jvrestaurant.com.
- Town & Country (Bozeman MT): 406-587-5542; www.tncfoods.com.
Camp Maintenance Wishes
- Fire Extinguishers: 10 Class C (to protect our lodges), 1 Class K (for our kitchen).
- Axes and mauls
- Gift Card to West Mart (West Yellowstone MT 406-646-9578) to help us with our lodge maintenance needs.
- (Montana/Local) Efficient wood-burning stoves. All of our structures are wood-burning (log cabins, yurts, and tipis) and we would love to upgrade to more efficient stoves. Top loaders are great!
- Thermometer: our favorite one that displayed high, current, and low temps broke, as the temperature went below -60!
- Reciprocating saw
- Hex Impact Driver Kit
- Lamp oil: must be for indoor use only and function in freezing conditions.
- Large, long lasting candles- lead free please.
- Phone cards.
- Rechargeable Batteries: AA and AAA Batteries.
- Sleeping bags, pillows, and wool blankets.
- Battery-operated alarm clocks
Bicycles and bike wishes
- Wrenches: headset, pedal, wrench, and cone wrenches.
- Crank puller.
- Cable cutters.
- Cassette/free wheel tools
- Chain lube.
- Chain brush.
- 26" tubes.
- Tube patches and glue
- AND we also gladly accept bicycle donations!
- Video Cameras (Mini DV Format)
- Sony Mini DV Tapes
- Digital SLR still cameras (3 mega pixels or better).
- GoPro cameras
- Quick release camera neck strap
- Professional camera cleaning kit
- Rugged camera case
- Zoom lenses for SLR digital photo cameras: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Zoom Lens; Rokinon 650-1300mm Super Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon Digital SLR still cameras
- Recordable Disc DVD-R
- DVD Jewel Cases
- Wireless microphone system
- 100% Recycled Copy Paper
- Card Stock
- Postage stamp donations: forever stamps
- HP 950XL Black High Yield Original Ink Cartridge
- HP 950XL 951 Color Ink Cartridges, C/M/Y, Combo Pack
- Recycled Phone Message Book
- MacBook laptop
- Gift Card to Amazon or Staples to help us purchase office supplies.
Patrol Gear Wishes
- Thermal bottoms, all sizes: polypropylene, capilene, or wool; no cotton please.
- NOLS Med Kit 4.0
- Wound Irrigation Kit
- Triangular bandages
- Wool socks or wool/synthetic blend, all sizes; no cotton please.
- Wool pants, mid and heavy duty, all sizes. Wool pants keep our volunteers warm and dry, and volunteers come in all shapes and sizes - check your local surplus store!
- Compact high-resolution binoculars: water- and fog-proof, 7-10x 35-70mm magnification.
- Full-size high-resolution binoculars: water- and fog-proof, 7-10x 35-70mm magnification.
- High-resolution spotting scopes: standard tripod- or window-mounted, with zoom, 16-60x 60(+)mm magnification.
- Compact tripods
- Fluid head video tripods
- Leki Trekking Pole with Camera Mount
- Gaiters: waterproof full-length/over-the-calf, large sizes (to fit over pack boots).
- NNN Ski boots and bindings: all women's sizes; men's sizes 8.5-13.
- 75mm 3-Pin boots and bindings.
- Cross country skis, bindings, boots, and wax.
- Sorrel style winter boots and liners: especially all women's sizes and men's large sizes.
- Warm hats and gloves. Remember: most body heat leaves through your head!
- Two-way FM field radios
Vehicle Maintenance Wishes
- Gift cards to O'Reilly's Auto Parts
- Gift cards to Napa Auto Parts 406-646-7473
- Gift cards to Jake's Automotive (West Yellowstone, MT): 406-646-9500. These will help cover vehicle maintenance, parts, and repairs.
- Blizzak tires for patrol vehicles
- 4-Wheel Drive Vehicles (Subaru or diesel)
- Vehicle makers: BFC can field test electric vehicles in a harsh climate and mountainous terrain--and we'll do if free of charge!
Education and Outreach Wishes
- 12-foot Backyard Theater System
- Four season camping tents: 2-4 person.
- Collect your friends’ email addresses, and (with their permission!) share them with us so we can add them to our email list and keep them informed of our important buffalo defense work!
This page last updated on: August 2016
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