Where did they all come from?

I would like to thank the following people and suppliers for helping me assemble this collection. The number of devices that I've acquired from each source is the best count I have, and is current as of January 17, 2015.

The stars go to the suppliers who have helped me acquire the greatest number of items for my collection (one star for each 25 items). I'm not selectively endorsing any particular vendor, since I have had good relations with all of them, but these have gone out of their way to help me assemble this collection.

One of the vendors who acquired a number of devices for me pointed out that it may make the vendors "look bad" if I give them credit for selling me a device, but then write that I don't like it. I don't think that anyone should make this interpretation. Many of the devices in my collection were available from a number of sources, and in those cases I tried to be fair to everyone and spread the business evenly. Other devices were special orders, and not recommended by the vendors. I've even been sold devices on the condition that I don't ever use them because they are unsafe! I'm identifying my sources for information only, and such an identification doesn't imply that the vendor endorses the device.

If I've missed the URL for any of the major contributers, please e-mail me and I'll correct it.

Major contributers:

Source Number

Bob Thrun Collection

361

Inner Mountain Outfitters

115

On Rope 1

90

John E. Weinel Inc.
(includes items sold under the name Rock N Rescue)

86
 Dr. Gary D. Storrick 65

Gear4Rocks
(includes items sold under the name PetrenkoWorld)

55

Speleoshoppe

49

Expé-Spelemat

46

Ural Sport

33

Mountain Gear

25

Ragged Mountain Equipment

24

Single Rope Technique Equipment

23

Barrabés.com

22

Ondřej Belica

20

Bob & Bob

18

Howell-N-Mann
(includes items sold by Sam Howell

18

Amazon.com

16

Darrel Tomer

16

Backcountry
(Utah. Not the same company as Backcountry Gear)

15

Exkursion Outfitters

15

Robert W. Storrick

14

Eiselin Sport

13

Tom Furry

13

Carol Jo Rushin-Elron

11

Krok (Alex Dniprovsky & Alex Kostromitinov)

11

Harald Müller

10

WesSpur Tree Equipment

10
Alpinsport Basis GmbH 9
Karst Sports 9
Walkhigh Mountaineering 9
Barry Duncan 8
Chris Christensen 8
Climb X 8
Pathfinder Sports 8
R. C. Schroeder 8
Yucca Dune 8
Backcountry Gear
(Oregon. Not the same company as Backcountry)
7
Brasovia 7
CWC Supply 7
Geoffrey Storey 7
Gold Bucket 7
Hanny Piltz 7
Hawill's Ltd. 7
International Safety Equipment 7
Joseph M Zambelli 7
Repetto Sport 7
Rescue Response Gear Inc. 7
Sheryle Bauer 7
Vertical Supply 7
Climb Max 6
Climb Tech 6
Cormier Mountaineering Systems 6
Craig Kubanoff 6
Daniel MacKinnon 6
David Jones 6
Ed Sira 6
John Woods 6
K&R Adventure Gear 6
KHS Sales 6
Olivier Peron Caillet 6
Al Fincham 5
Bob Elron 5
Climbing Terekpl 5
Joyce Fabric 5
Knot & Rope Supply / Amazon.com 5
Raven Products 5
USHBA Mountian Works 5

Four items each:

Andrew Knoflicek
B&C Wunderwear
Bob Thrun
Brian Trevelyan
CMI
Eastern Mountain Sports
Geary Schindel
Gendarme
Gene Clinger
GrandWall Equipment
Jay Kennedy
Julian Turner
Linko Chen
Lior Porian
Mad Rock
Mike Adams
Mike Moser
Mountain Tools
NSS Auction
Para-Gear
Pigeon Mountain Industries
prstraining.com
Rescue Technology
Robert Bowman
Skinny Skis
Stéphane Pennequin
Sunpei
The Outdoor Store
Thomas Kopp
TrekkInn
Unique Outfitters
Zachary Britner

Three items each:

Alec Rowley
Au Vieux Campeur
AustriAlpin USA
Banana Fingers
Barbara Anne Am Ende
Brent Fader
Charles Denning
CMC Rescue
Cotswold Outdoor
Dave Belski
David G Keenan II (gamesandstuff4sale)
Denis Pivot
G.I. Joe Army Stores
GearExpress.com
GotYourGear.com
Hardware Sales
Harry Rogers
Howie's Harnesses
John Gardner
Jon Marshall
KwikSPACE Safety
L&S Sporting Goods
Link Up Gear
Lucky Outdoor
Mizo
Moosineer
Mountainland Outdoor
Needle Sports
NSS Consignment Sales
Omega Pacific
OmniProGear
Paul Calton
Philipp Molzer
Ron Boomsma
Ron Simmons
Russian Caver
SAR
Theresa Williams/Maury Benamy
William Deaton
William Shrewsbury
Yinetyme (Nocogear)
Yi-tien Tuan
Yungfeng Xiao

Two items each:

Al Fincham/Rocksport
Alan Shelby
Albéric Sibille
Alonzo Guerra
Alpinist & Globetrotter
Andrzej Mistela
Andy Dopson
Aric Schoonover
Avri Keren
Backountry (Russia)
Bassett Metal Studios
Bevan Trower
Bill Varnedoe
Brian Greco
Bruce Ellison
Camping Survivals
Caroline Campbell
Charles Knowles
Charles Wilkes
Charlotte Phillips
Cheryl Jones
Chloe Reeder
Chris Cristensen
Dalloz Fall Protection
Dane Hardinge
Darrick Gregory
Dave Lester
David Mellor
Dawn Kordek
Dean Berkbigler
Duane Frerichs
Dwight Deal
eBay Secretive Seller
ExtremeGB Ltd.
Fell and Mountain
Frank Brown
Gareth Parry
Gary M. Steffan
Gibbs Products Inc.
Graham Barrett
GyC Seguridad S.L.
Henderson L. Holman IV
Hewbolt
J. Matzke
J.W. Jackson
James Head
Jansen Cardy
Jean Husband
Jeff Levin
Jerrold Smith
Jim Goodall Equipment
John Campbell
John Creelman
John Middendorf
John Murray
JustRescue
Kendall Chun
Len Zandee
Lindsay Rissinger
Lisa Ward
Luc Bourguignon
Marc Savignac
Marcus Warme
Mark Adler
Michael Fisher
Michael Silvey
Morgan Thompson
Mountain Safety Research
Nate Fitch
On Rope
Outdoor Outpost
Outdoor Shopping
Paolo Favero
Patrice St. Germain
Patroller Supply
Paul Gough
Paul Hugill
Philip Harris
Richard Bradley
Richard Wolle
Robert Brock
Robert Landau
Robert Southard
Robert Steed
Roger Clanton
Shawn Hinz
Siray Kosek
Smiley's
Stanley E. Thomas
SteepWorld
Steve Booth
Stuart Holmes
Stuart Polack
Sunny Sports
TAD Gear
Terry Wilkins
Tetyana Zurigat
Todd Paris
Tom Vines
Walter Marti
Warren Lewis
William Greenwald
Xuefei Liu
Young Manufacturing

One item each:

Aarond Reagan
Above the Ridge
Absolute Snow
Acme Climbing
acmeclimbing.com
Adam Farmer
Adam Gockel
Addie Mannan
Al Haarr
Alabama Pickers
Alan Leach
Alan Woodhead
Alex Zimmerman
Alexander Medrano
Allen Padgett
Alpine Sports
Altius Technical Services
Altrec.com
Álvaro Gomes da Fonseca
Alysa Halteman
Amazon/Outdoor Shopping
American Alpine Club Store
Amnon Zohar
Amplatz Sport
Andrea Rambaldi
Andrew Newns
Andrew Tupalski
Andrius Jasinavicius
Ann Dunn
Anthony Burdett
Anthony Devonshire
Anthony Morton
Arbor Tech Supply
Arthur Short
ATN, inc.
Aukey International Ltd.
Avalanche
B. Bieger
Backyard Zip Lines
Barbara Bullard
Barry Huebner
Barry Line
Bedroom closet
Ben North
Ben Schwartz
Benjamin Townsend
BentGear.com
Beth Penick
BG Gear
Bill Edwards
Bill Franz
Bill Holmes
Bill Ivanoff
Bill Storage
Blue Ridge Outdoors
Bob Danielson
Bob Wilson/everythingflight
Bonnie Guoguo
Bret Auernig
Brett Sapowith
Brian Bowness
Brian Fisk
Brian Kallfelz
Brittany L. Jacobs
Bry-Dan Corporation
C. Burford
C.J. Rushin-Bell
Cal Manky
Caleb Laurence (Laptop Specialties)
CampFour
CampZ.com/Amazon.com
Canyon Country
Canyons & Crags
Caran Hite
Cargo Largo
Carl Janysek
Carl Kunath
Catherine Molineux
Caves Unlimited
Caving Supplies
Centurion Surplus
Cesar Sandoval
Chance Philippi
Charles Barchuk
Check Six Aviation
Cheryl Madrid
Chris Pund
Chris Vandiver
Christie Baxter
Christoph Wendel
Christopher Connick
Christopher Wanless
Chuck Hoffmann
Chuck Rozner
Claudia Zavala
Claudio Fontanari
Clear Out Our Stuff
Climb Axe
Collon Phillips
Colm O'Dwyer
Comptoir des Techniques Verticales
Contact Left Ltd.
Conterra Inc.
Craig B. Clark
Crazy Shopping / amazon.com
Croque Montagne
Crystal Brocklehurst
Curtis Gray
D. Novak
D. W. Dodd
Dale Baxter
Dan Macmurray
Dana D. Sandefur
Daniel Abend
Daniel Griffin
Daniel Liebers
Daniel Veelik
Dave Metcalfe
David B. Coles
David Chapman
Dennis Nicholson
Derek Nichols
Desert Rock Sports
Devereaux Cousins
Deziree Wilson
Dick Mitchell
Dirk Stoffels
Dirk-Jan Swier
Don Harper
Don Shofstall
Don Stephens
Donley Safety
Donna Paxton
East End Pawn Shop
Ed Yazzie
Eddie Hughes
Edward Bennett
Edwin Crook
Eric Thunberg
Erica Harley
ezAuctionDropOff
Fallright International
Finnrappel
Fire Innovations
Florsheim Consultants
Francois Gelinas
Frank Hale
Franklin T Finley
FRHAM Safety Products, Inc
Fritz Scholz
G. Wright
Garden Machine Tools
Garth Haynes
Gary Kirk
Gary Lubra
Gary Moss
GearMerchant
GearPro
Gearshop.com
GearX.com/Amazon
Geofrey Sykes
George Stehle
Gerard Scholler
Get Lost Adventures
Gil Pettyjohn
Gordon Hawkins
Gordon Svedberg
Great Outdoors Depot
Great Trango Holdings
Greg Estes
Guadalupe Mountain Outfitters
H T Pow Limited
Hao Pham
Heinz Steffen Zeidler
Helen Bowers
Holly Pender
Ian MacNab
Ilya Zalivanskiy
Imlay Canyon Gear
International Military Sales
International Mountaineering
ISLPOST
Jack Hissong
Jack Patterson
Jacques Grieff
Jai Andrews
Jaime Bothwell
James & Bobbi Hyde
James Jusick
James Lucchesi
James R. Armstrong
James Thompson
James Wells
Jason Brown
Jason G Lubra
Jay Walker
Jayme Trombly
Jean Slade
Jeanne Biggs
Jeannette Montgomery
Jeejo Climbing
Jeff DeFreest
Jeff Laycock
Jeff Peterson
Jeff Riddle
Jeffrey Kuchak
Jeffrey Neff
Jen Collet
Jene Mercer
Jennifer Kerrigan
Jenny Box
Jeremiah Logemann
Jerry Beranek
Jesse Albanese
Jim Brady
Jim Chaney
Jim Clark
Jim Halstead
Jim Mousley
Joe Menichino
Joel Schloesser
John Blackmore
John Bull Clothing
John Charles
John Friedman
John Greer
John Klewicki
John MacDonald
John Marshall
John Pfaff
John Sales
John Vaartjes
John Yost
Jon Edelman
Jorge Gutic
Joseph Healy
Joseph MacLeod
Josh Babcock
Julia Bastone
Julia Bloomer
Julie E Rasmussen
Justin Tease
justrescue.com
Karl Austin
Karl G. Wilcox
Karla Green
Kate Skonieczki
Kathleen Merritt
Kathy Green
Katie Jo Miller
Ken Laidlaw
Kent Luttrell
Kevin Cooper
Kevin Liao
Kevin Rayner
Kieron Kent
Kim Graves
Koen Viaene
Kong USA
Konstantin Serafimov
Kris Steele
Kris Wild
Kris Wild/Squamish Search & Rescue
Kurt Stone
KWC Industries Inc.
Kwikspace
L.L. Bean
Larry Moore
Lawrence Rowles
Lee Newman
Lee Pyell
Len Nicolai
Ligonier Mountain Outfitters
Lisa Jones
LittleLots
Logan Garrison
Lorenzo Dotti
Lowell Burkhead
Luke Dunlevy
Luke Galyan
M. Hallet
M. Iturzata
Magen Deans
Man Kim
Mandatory Gear
Mariana Oliveira
Marina Chugnova
Mark Hopkins
Marshall Faushold
Martin Armitage
Martin Keight
Marty Karabin
Mary Luoto
Matthew Collings
Maximum Adventure Sports
Melody Dawson
Melody Madison
Metolius Mountain Products
Michael Adams
Michael Bing
Michael Buchan
Michael Jakub
Michael McGuinn
Michael Melfi
Michel Brinkman
Michiel Lofton
Mike Bessette
Mike Ford
Mike Fritzke
Mike Walsh
Mike's Pawn
Mladen Skeja
Moosejaw
Moosejaw.com
Mountaineering Outfitters
Myra Nicholas
Myron Griffin
Naked Edge Mountaineering
Nathan Lester
Neil Edwards
Nelson Sports/Juan Lizarraga
Nevin Davis
Newcastle Ramblers Bushwalking Club/John Sharples
Nicholas Renner
Nick Oliver
Nomad Adventures
Northern Mountain Supply
NSS Auction (Bill Papke)
On Rope Canyoneering LLC
Ondrej Belica / Climbing CZ sro
Outdoor Exchange
Outdoor Shopping LLC
Outdoor Supply LLC
Outdoors Etc.
Outfitter's Outlet
Over the Ground
Paul Brian Scurr
Paul Cherubino
Paul MacLeman
Paul Miller
Pete Baars
Pete Strickland
Peter La Plante
Peter Ludwig
Peter Todd
Phil Lucas
Phillip Harris
Pittsburgh Hytest Shoe
proacsafety
R. Burdenyuk
Rachel Boersma
Ralph Morvant
Recreational Equipment Inc.
Recyclingit Inc
RescueTech1
Rich Carlson
Richard Briggs
Richard E. Barb
Richard Ziarnowski
Rick Banning
Rob Beightol
Rob Peddie
Robert Hollobaugh
Robert Jones
Robert M. Blake
Robert Thompson
Ron Erickson
Ronald Krieger
Ronald Marston
ropeandrescue.com
Rose Gonos
Ross Strother
Rostislav Burdenyuk
Roy Jameson
Roy Schrader
Rt 51 Army Surplus
S. Scott
Sam Gardner
Sam Smith
Sara Trovich
Sarah Conner
Sarah Oldfield
Saw Parts Inc
Scott Davis
Scott Linn
Sean Stewart
Shelby D. Short
Shoreline Mountain Products
Sidney Evans
Simon Cox
Simon Green
Simon Holmes
Simon Whiteley
SiteLead Inc.
SiteLead, Inc.
Slade Matthews
Speedy-Marquee
Speleobooks
Speleofest Door Prize
Spencer Schweinhart
Sporting Goods Unlimited
Sportsman's Fast Cash
Stanley Sides
Stephen Bailey
Stephen Koch
Sterling Rope Company & Rescue Response Gear
Steve Brandlein
Steve Chamberlain
Steve Hotchkiss
Steve Nutting
Steve Rogers
Steve Sirrs
Steve Swanchak
Steven Kaufman
Steven M. Mattson
Steven Messer
Steven Ward
Susan Faerber
Susan Pattison
Susan Wooly
Suzanne Butler
Swaygo Gear
Tactical & Rescue Gear
Ted Steinke
Tejas Mountain Sports
Teton Mountaineering
Thomas Carlsen
Thomas Costello
Thomas Cravens
Thomas Flansburg
Thorsten Huk
Tim Nolan
Tim Spencer
Tino Schneider
Tom Mayer
Tony Brent
Tony Howes
Tony Lam
TowMeUp.com
Trango
Travis Luther
Travis Piper
TRE GmbH
Trench 2 Trail Gear Shop
Troll USA
Troy Kossick
Tru-Value Hardware
TSA
unbeatablesale.com
Unidentified Russian caver
Unknown Hungarian Caver
Utility and Industrial Products
Vanessa Field
Vern Veer Jr.
Vertigo Industries
Vic Clementi
Victor Jowison
Victoria Peryea
Walt Pirie
Wang Wei Jie
We Share Obsessions
We're Not Scared Safety
Westside Pawn LLC
Wild Earth
Xiang Wu Yang
Zach Bullock
Zak Ryersbach
Zhao Xiaodong
Zhong Zheng
Zhoudiye