"Takes you places"

  • Gardens of Stone National Park

    Gardens of Stone National Park

  • Federation Peak, Tasmania

    Federation Peak, Tasmania

    © Trevor Jones

  • Kayaking the Big Bend, River Murray

    Kayaking the Big Bend, River Murray

    © Jeremy Carter

  • The Arch, Grampians, Victoria

    The Arch, Grampians, Victoria

    © Mark Proctor

  • Flinders Chase Coastal Trek, Kangaroo Island

    Flinders Chase Coastal Trek, Kangaroo Island

    © Jeremy Carter

  • Blinman Pools, Flinders Ranges

    Blinman Pools, Flinders Ranges

    © Gabrielle McMahon

  • Creek gorge, the Bunkers, Flinders Ranges

    Creek gorge, the Bunkers, Flinders Ranges

    © Jeremy Carter

  • Heysen Trail extended walk - Quorn area

    Heysen Trail extended walk - Quorn area

  • Northern Flinders Ranges

    Northern Flinders Ranges

  • Heysen Trail extended walk – Northern Flinders Ranges

    Heysen Trail extended walk – Northern Flinders Ranges

  • Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

    Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

  • Deep Creek

    Deep Creek

  • New Member Weekend

    New Member Weekend

Gear Loan

There is a variety of hiking gear for loan, allowing prospective and full members to try out gear before buying their own.

Gear is available for loan upon joining ABW. Gear is loaned at the meeting before the walk and must be returned at the next meeting unless you arrange otherwise. Gear should be returned clean, dry and in good order.

Gear Loan Times

Gear is available for loan by contacting the Loan Officer directly.

Read more about meetings and our location.

Suggested Gear List

Gear for hire hiking camping © Sonja van Wegen

Gear Hire Items

Hiking gear items available for hire include:

Item Notes
Backpacks We stock a wide range of sizes and brands
Tents Many sizes and brands to choose from. Refer to tent photo below. Groundsheets are supplied with the tents.
Sleeping Bags Includes inner sheet, which must be used. Please wash the sheet before returning
Sleeping Mats Lightweight and comfortable. To avoid punctures always use a groundsheet under the tent and do not place mat near open fires.
Stoves We have Trangias each with a fuel bottle. The fuel used is Methylated Spirits which is to be purchased by the hirer separately.
Gaiters We have one pair only.
Walking Poles We have one pair only
Dehydrator Must be cleaned before being returned
Personal Locator Beacons (PLB) The club has two.
*If you are an ABW member and you are going on a non-ABW walk (and the PLB is not being used for an official ABW walk at that time) you are able to borrow it.

Backpacks

    Osprey
    High
    1.8 kg
    Olive with Orange tabs.
    Donated May 2018
    Stuff Sacks

    Stuff Sacks

      Sea To Summit
      Set of three.



      Personal Locator Beacons (PLB)

      Accusat PLB

      Accusat PLB

        Accusat 406/121.5 mHz PLB
        High
        75g
        Yellow and Black
        Two available.

        Sleeping Bags

        Silk liner

        Silk liner

          High Country
          Fair
          Grey
          Sleeping Bag

          Sleeping Bag

            One Planet
            1.6kg
            Blue/Red
            Down Sleeping Bag with drawstring hood. Two available.
            Sleeping Bag

            Sleeping Bag

              Snowgum Vesper 700RH
              1.5kg
              Blue
              Down Sleeping Bag

              Sleeping Mats

                Caribee
                0.9 kg
                Black
                Two Available.
                Air Matress

                Air Matress

                  Vango Trek Standard
                  0.9kg
                  Black/Red
                  Three available.

                  Stoves

                    MSR Pocket Rocket with Kathmandu Pots
                    0.4 Kg
                    Grey/Black
                    Two available. Total weight does not include weight of fuel.

                    Tents

                      MSR Hubba Hubba
                      2 person
                      2.5 kg
                      Yellow
                      Spacious, twin vestibules, easy to put up.

                        MacPac Multipitch Macrolight
                        1-2 person
                        2.2 kg
                        Green/Silver
                        Dual Vestibule, Large single or Snug Double

                          Snowgum
                          2 person
                          2.9 kg
                          Green/Silver
                          Tent

                          Tent

                            Vango Blade 100
                            1 person
                            1.7kg
                            Green outer Orange inner
                            Tent

                            Tent

                              Macpac Microlight Mulitpitch
                              1.8kg
                              Green
                              Tent

                              Tent

                                Wild Country
                                2 person
                                4.3 kg
                                Yellow
                                2-3 people, suitable for car camping.
                                Tent

                                Tent

                                  Caddis Carribee
                                  3.3 kg
                                  Khaki/cream
                                  2-3 persons, suitable for car camping.
                                  Tent

                                  Tent

                                    MacPac Nautilus RS75 Swift Pitch
                                    2 person
                                    3.0 kg
                                    Green/Silver
                                    Large spacious 2 person tent, dual vestiblues.
                                    Tent 12: Adventure Designs Flashback

                                    Tent 12: Adventure Designs Flashback

                                      Adventure Designs
                                      1 person
                                      High
                                      Trail weight 2.5kg
                                      Maroon and blue
                                      Big vestibule.
                                      Tent 2: Snowman Walkabout

                                      Tent 2: Snowman Walkabout

                                        Snowgum
                                        1 person
                                        High
                                        1.9kg
                                        Green and navy
                                        Free standing tent, 2 vestibules, 1 entrance.
                                        Tent 3: Eureka Rising Sun

                                        Tent 3: Eureka Rising Sun

                                          Eureka
                                          2 person
                                          High
                                          Trail weight 2.5kg
                                          Red and black
                                          Light free standing tent.
                                          Tent 7: Eureka Gossamer

                                          Tent 7: Eureka Gossamer

                                            Eureka
                                            1 person
                                            High
                                            1.5kg
                                            Aqua/Purple
                                            Good light weight tent. Minimal space. Can be tricky to assemble.
                                            Bivy Bag

                                            Bivy Bag

                                              Paddy Pallin
                                              1 person
                                              High
                                              Less then 1kg
                                              Kahki
                                              A great lighweight approach.



                                              Woorabinda Woodland Reserves and Stirling walkways, 27 Oct
                                              Little Hill - Norton Summit loop walk plus Dinner Party, 30 Oct
                                              Christie Creek and Wilfred Taylor Reserve, 3 Nov
                                              Cudlee Creek Forest - Fox Creek Trails - Sunset Dinner, 6 Nov - 7 Nov
                                              Deep Creek Tapanappa, 13 Nov - 14 Nov
                                              Checklist of equipment, food ideas, water, first aid list, rules, minimal impact bushwalking and what to do if you get lost.
                                              Meetings 7:30pm on the 1st Wednesday of the month, in the hall at the North Adelaide Community Centre.
                                              Joining ABW takes you to new places you may never have heard of, off the beaten track, and to have new experiences.