There is a variety of hiking gear for hire at reasonable rates, allowing prospective and full members to try out gear before buying their own.
Gear hire is available upon joining ABW. All hire items are charged out for the time they will be in use, ie the weekend of the walk, not from the time you get it till time you bring it back. Gear is hired at the meeting before the walk and must be returned at the next meeting unless you arrange otherwise. Hiring for trips longer than a weekend will incur a higher charge. Gear should be returned clean, dry and in good order.
Gear Hire Times
Gear is available for hire:
Suggested Gear List
Gear Hire Items
Hiking gear items available for hire include:
|Backpacks||$10 per weekend||We stock a wide range of sizes and brands|
|Tents||$10 per weekend||Many sizes and brands to choose from. Refer to tent photo below. Groundsheets are supplied with the tents.|
|Sleeping Bags||$10 per weekend||Includes inner sheet, which must be used. Please wash the sheet before returning|
|Sleeping Mats||$5 per weekend||Lightweight and comfortable. To avoid punctures always use a groundsheet under the tent and do not place mat near open fires.|
|Stoves||$5 per weekend||We have Trangias each with a fuel bottle. The fuel used is Methylated Spirits which is to be purchased by the hirer separately.|
|Gaiters||$5 per weekend||We have one pair only.|
|Walking Poles||$5 per weekend||We have one pair only|
|Dehydrator||$10 per hire (between meetings)||Must be cleaned before being returned|
|Personal Locator Beacons (PLB)||$0.00/$20*||The club has two and when used for official ABW walks there is no cost.
*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 hire it at a cost of $20.