Prep.a.Trip was founded by brothers James and Simon McBryan. Both are technologists in the San Francisco Bay Area who lead hardcore outdoor adventures every other weekend with groups of 5 to 20 individuals. Both James and Simon are Eagle Scouts from Troop 36 in Irvine, CA, and they carried that scout passion for the outdoors, expertise, and leadership to spread the outdoor love to more people.

After organizing over 10 large events between November 2011 - April 2012, they noticed that planning, organizing, and coordinating events is not easy, especially with a large amount of people. They realized that there is actually quite a large barrier to entry for people going to the outdoors! Unfortunately, the outdoor space is quite sparse in terms of technological apps, and they could not find a tool that focused on helping group planners prepare group equipment for outdoor adventures. Thus, they conceived Prep.a.Trip!

On June 25 2012, Prep.a.Trip silently launched and early adopters are creating events and testing it with their adventurers.

Overnight float trip in Tomales Bay organized by James ( center with white buff ) and Simon ( second from right ) on July 14 2012