Takes you places

  • Hidden Gorge, Mt Remarkable National Park

    Hidden Gorge, Mt Remarkable National Park

    © Lee Marling

  • Gardens of Stone National Park

    Gardens of Stone National Park

  • Federation Peak, Tasmania

    Federation Peak, Tasmania

    © Trevor Jones

  • Crisp Gorge, Flinders Ranges

    Crisp Gorge, Flinders Ranges

  • Canoe Tree, River Murray

    Canoe Tree, River Murray

    © Richard Bowey

  • Aroona Hut

    Aroona Hut

  • Kayaking the Big Bend, River Murray

    Kayaking the Big Bend, River Murray

    © Jeremy Carter

  • Hidden Gorge, Mt Remarkable National Park

    Hidden Gorge, Mt Remarkable National Park

    © Lee Marling

  • 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

  • Larapinta Trail, Central Australia

    Larapinta Trail, Central Australia

Gear Hire

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:

  • on the 1st Wednesday of the month: before and during meetings, from 7:30pm – 9:00pm.
  • on the 3rd Wednesday of the month: from 7:30pm – 8:00pm.
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 Rate Notes
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.

Backpacks

  • 8046
Osprey
High
1.8 kg
Olive with Orange tabs.
Donated May 2018
Stuff Sacks

Stuff Sacks

  • 8065
Sea To Summit
Set of three.



Personal Locator Beacons (PLB)

Accusat PLB

Accusat PLB

  • 8062
Accusat 406/121.5 mHz PLB
High
75g
Yellow and Black
Two available.

Sleeping Bags

Silk liner

Silk liner

  • 8057
High Country
Fair
Grey
Sleeping Bag

Sleeping Bag

  • 8247
Warmth In Wilderness
1.4kg
Blue/Yellow
Down Sleeping Bag, original rating -5 degrees, rating reduction over time should be anticipated.
Sleeping Bag

Sleeping Bag

  • 8252
One Planet
1.6kg
Blue/Red
Down Sleeping Bag with drawstring hood. Two available.
Sleeping Bag

Sleeping Bag

  • 8255
Snowgum Vesper 700RH
1.5kg
Blue
Down Sleeping Bag

Sleeping Mats

  • 8581
Caribee
0.9 kg
Black
Two Available.
Air Matress

Air Matress

  • 8263
  • 8263
Vango Trek Standard
0.9kg
Black/Red
Three available.

Stoves

  • 8587
  • 8587
MSR Pocket Rocket with Kathmandu Pots
0.4 Kg
Grey/Black
Two available. Total weight does not include weight of fuel.

Tents

Tent

Tent

  • 9264
  • 9264
  • 9264
  • 9264
Vango Blade 100
1 person
1.7kg
Green outer Orange inner
Tent

Tent

  • 9270
  • 9270
Macpac Microlight Mulitpitch
1.8kg
Green
Tent 12: Adventure Designs Flashback

Tent 12: Adventure Designs Flashback

  • 2982
  • 2982
Adventure Designs
1 person
High
Trail weight 2.5kg
Maroon and blue
Big vestibule.
Tent 2: Snowman Walkabout

Tent 2: Snowman Walkabout

  • 2972
  • 2972
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

  • 2977
  • 2977
  • 2977
Eureka
2 person
High
Trail weight 2.5kg
Red and black
Light free standing tent.
Tent 7: Eureka Gossamer

Tent 7: Eureka Gossamer

  • 2963
  • 2963
  • 2963
  • 2963
  • 2963
  • 2963
Eureka
1 person
High
1.5kg
Aqua/Purple
Good light weight tent. Minimal space. Can be tricky to assemble.
Bivy Bag

Bivy Bag

  • 2959
Paddy Pallin
1 person
High
Less then 1kg
Kahki
A great lighweight approach.



East Parklands, 24 Oct
Kangaroo Island, 27 Oct - 1 Nov
Blackwood area, 31 Oct
West Lakes, 14 Nov
Chalks: compass cohorts and colourful car camping, 24 Nov - 25 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.