Frequently Asked Questions

Our Brand

Karmik Outdoors provides outdoorsmen and women a reliable method of preventing the indefinite loss of outdoor recreational gear. We sell decals equipped with QR codes that you affix to your outdoor gear so that the gear is identifiable for return if lost, thus enabling you to take on your next outdoor adventure. For more information please see About Us.

Our Technology

Our waterproof decals are always legible and scannable unlike a Sharpie or cheap sticker. They are extremely durable and will not rub off, chip, or fade. With our technology, we ensure that all of the necessary information is attached to your account so that anyone who finds your gear can contact you to give it back. Our decals provide immediate data so we can alert you as soon as someone finds your lost items.  

Yes, but you will be required to communicate with the finder in order to receive your item back. We will never sell your personal information or provide your personal information to a third party. See our privacy policy for more information.

Simply open the camera function on your smartphone and make sure the QR code is clearly displayed and in focus. When a notification shows up on your screen click the notification to be directed to the appropriate link.   


  • Close camera function, reopen camera function, try again. 
  • Ensure QR is in focus. 
  • Ensure decal has minimal glare
  • Wet Decal (Spit or Water)
  • Use zoom function 
  • Lastly, go to the return item page on our website and enter the ID found on the decal manually

Karmik decals have a strong adhesive, but may be removed carefully from most gear if needed. If you choose to part ways with your item, but wish to leave your decal attached, please login to your account and deactivate the decal attached to that specific item in your gear garage. The new owner can now register the decal under a new account if they wish. Remind the new owner that they will not be charged a reactivation fee – this can be a wonderful selling point for you!

Our Products

When you activate a decal and attach it to an item, it gets linked to your account. By slapping our decals onto your outdoor recreational gear, finders can contact you by scanning the QR code on the decal and entering the ID number. Alternatively, they may go online and enter the decal ID number at

When someone finds a lost item, you will get an email or text or both notifying you that someone is trying to return the item. 

For a more illustrative explanation, see our How It Works page. 

During our product development stage, we performed test trials using our own outdoor recreational gear! Yes, we intentionally ‘lost’ our own gear. Our trials showed that about 75% of people returned our ‘lost’ gear within 2 days. Our hypothesis is that return rates for all of our customers combined will be a minimum of 90% soon after launching Karmik Outdoors. Check out our testimonials from real people!

The adhesive used for our decals is strong, but it is non-toxic and non-corrosive. If you choose to remove the decal please do so with care. Please download our size and fit PDF to ensure the decal placement is correct on your first attempt. Some curved surfaces are too curved for a QR to scan, so we suggest taping the pdf decal to the object and try scanning it before final application of your decal.

Peel backing off carefully by avoiding the use of your fingernails to remove the decal from the backing.

Using fingernails to pick the decal from the backing may cause delamination which is when the layers of the decal become detached. This will ruin the durability and appearance of the decal.

Clean the desired application surface with a small amount of isopropyl alcohol (spot testing on your item is suggested), then let the area dry.

Place the decal where you want it and press firmly on all sides for a minute or more.

We suggest waiting a full 24 hours to allow the adhesive to cure prior to exposing our item and decal outside elements.

You will receive an email from [email protected] with the contact information for the finder. Contact the finder and discuss how best to proceed with having your item returned back to you. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Our decals are waterproof, rust proof, scratch and fade proof, salt, acid, oil, germ, chemical & UV resistant. Our decals will outlast your gear. If they don’t, let us know and we will make it right. Our decals have a lifetime guarantee. 

It depends on how badly you want the reward and your conviction to get the item back to the original owner. If you entered your information incorrectly then the owner cannot contact you. Please try scanning again and be diligent about entering your information correctly, potentially using both an email address and telephone number. Please contact [email protected] if your attempts do not work or if you aren’t contacted by the owner within 2 weeks.

We believe that our decals will help keep honest folks honest. Having our decals on your gear might act as a theft deterrent, but we do not yet have data that would support this claim.


Simply scan the QR code on your decal or go to the registration page and fill out all required fields. Our database will ensure that every decal you register under your account is connected to you and your piece of equipment.

Your gear garage is where your decals (active and inactive) – and your favorite gear – live in one easy to manage location. You can easily see which decals are attached to your gear. From your gear garage you can easily manage the activation and deactivation of your decals.

The Karmik Outdoors return incentive is built into each decal you purchase and activate. When someone returns your lost gear, the individual will be provided with the following to reward them for their good deed: 

  1. A Karmik Outdoors Expedition Pack
  2. Entry into monthly drawing for a ‘smaller’ prize
  3. Entry into an annual drawing for a ‘larger’ prize
  4. Good Karma
  5. You can reward the finder with whatever you want.


You can find our selection of products for purchase HERE

The price for the various package sizes of decals differs depending on the quantity of decals included. You can buy/register as many decals as you would like and all of your decals are managed under your one account at no additional cost per decal registered. 

You may deactivate any active decal in your gear garage at any time without penalty. You can then sell your item with the decal on it, or, you can re-register the decal without penalty.