"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. Provide your own groundsheet.
Sleeping Bags Provide your own inner sheet.
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 which come with with a fuel bottle but most people now loan the gas stoves which do not include the gas canisters.
Walking Poles We have one pair only
Dehydrator Must be cleaned before being returned
Personal Locator Beacons (PLB) The club has three.
*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 may be able to borrow it.

Backpacks

Osprey Atmos 50

Osprey Atmos 50

    Osprey
    High
    1.8 kg
    Olive with Orange tabs.
    Used for weekend hikes, not multi day hiking.
    Osprey Atoms 50 Litre

    Osprey Atoms 50 Litre

    Osprey
    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

              Air Matress

              Air Matress

                Vango Trek Standard
                0.9kg
                Black/Red
                Three available.
                Sleeping Mat

                Sleeping Mat

                  Caribee
                  0.9 kg
                  Black
                  Two Available.

                  Stoves

                  Pocket Rocket with Kathmandu Pots

                  Pocket Rocket with Kathmandu Pots

                    MSR
                    0.4 Kg
                    Grey/Black
                    Two available. Total weight does not include weight of fuel. You must purchase your own fuel -- gas cannister.

                    Tents

                    Tent

                    Tent

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

                      Tent

                        Macpac Microlight Mulitpitch
                        1.8kg
                        Green
                        Tent

                        Tent

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

                          Tent

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



                                          Gilbertson Gully and Glenthorne NP, 14 Dec
                                          Eastern & Western Arthurs including Federation Peak, 7 Jan 23 - 19 Jan 23
                                          Tasmania - South Coast Track, 10 Jan 23 - 19 Jan 23
                                          PCT - Tasmania (Expressions of Interest Sought), 7 Feb 23 - 16 Feb 23
                                          Tasmania - South Coast Track, 7 Feb 23 - 17 Feb 23
                                          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.