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Equipment Hire

Melbourne Bushwalkers has individual items available for hire to assist members new to overnight trips experience the pleasures of being "in the wild" before committing to expensive purchases.

Membership of the Melbourne Bushwalkers also entitles you to Bushwalking Victoria affiliate Discounts on equipment and travel purchases.

Conditions of Hire

Bookings

Our equipment is only available for use on club activities. It may be booked at the club rooms on any club meeting night by filling out the equipment hire book. Before booking please ensure that the items have not been already booked for the time slot you require.

Collection and Return

Unless otherwise arranged equipment is to be collected from the club rooms on the last meeting night prior to use and returned on the first meeting night after use. No deposit is charged but the full hire fee must be paid on collection. Equipment is to be checked out and in and the fees collected by one of the members on duty or the Equipment Officer. Fees are not refundable unless the equipment is unsuitable for use. Temporary members will need to provide some form of identification and a phone number. If the equipment cannot be returned on time please contact the Equipment Officer at the earliest opportunity. Equipment returned after the original return date or agreed extension will incur an additional charge.

Use and Care of Equipment

Bush walking equipment is expensive and easily damaged. Please take care of it and follow any instructions provided. Don’t drop, drag or sit on it, avoid contaminating it with fuels, sunscreens, soil, etc. and keep it away from fires and anything sharp or abrasive. Look after tent floors by clearing sharp objects from beneath them and removing footwear when inside the tent. Do not pitch a tent near or dry anything over a campfire. Do not use a sleeping bag, thermarest or lilo outside the tent and always use a liner and/or a layer of clean clothing to eliminate any direct contact between the sleeping bag and your skin. Wash the liner before returning it but do not attempt to clean the bag itself. If the bag requires cleaning advise the Equipment Officer. Otherwise return all gear in a clean dry condition and ensure that any loss, damage, fault or suggestion is recorded under “Comments”. You will not be charged for fair wear and tear but will be expected to pay for the repair or replacement of any item missing or damaged at time of return.

Items Available for Hire


Item Description Hire for first two nights Each Additional night
Hiking Packs
1 MacPac Ravine size 2, 65 litres, 1.7kg $10 $3
3 Aarn Featherlite Freedom, large, fully adjustable, 60 litres & 1.7kg with balance pockets (50 litres & 1.3kg without) $10 $3
4 Golite Jam 2, Women’s, small, 48 litres, 540 grams. Refer to separate sheet for packing tips. $10 $3
5 Golite Jam 2, Women’s, medium, 50 litres, 570 grams. Refer to separate sheet for packing tips $10 $3
6 Golite Pinnacle, Women’s, med, 61 litres, 680 grams. Refer to separate sheet for packing tips. $10 $3
7 Golite Pinnacle, Men’s, medium, 72 litres, 710 grams. Refer to separate sheet for packing tips. $10 $3
8 Golite Pinnacle, Women’s, small, 57 litres, 660 grams. Refer to separate sheet for packing tips. $10 $3
9 Golite Pinnacle, Men’s, large, 76 litres, 910 grams. Refer to separate sheet for packing tips. $10 $3
10 Exped Lightning 60, Women’s, 60 litres, 1050 grams. $10 $3
Tents
1, 2 Macpac Eclipse RS75, 2 person, 3 season, 2 entrances, 2.7kg. Suitable for base camps or hiking. Includes tent, fly, 1 pole and 8 pegs in bag and storage bag. $10 $3
4 Salewa Siera Micra, 1 person, 3 season, 2.3kg. Suitable for hiking. Includes tent, fly, 2 poles in bag, 7 pegs in bag and storage bag. $10 $3
5 Eureka Moonshaddow, 2 person, 3 season, 2.1kg. Suitable for base camps or hiking. Includes tent, fly, 2 poles and 10 pegs in bag and storage bag. $10 $3
6 Kathmandu Retreat 50, 2-person dome tent suitable for base camps. Includes tent, fly, 2 poles in bag, 19 pegs in bag, repair kit in bag and storage bag. $10 $3
7 Terra Nova Solar Competition 1, one person, 3 season, 1.14kg, suitable for hiking. Includes tent, fly, poles in bag, 6 aluminium V pegs and 4 titanium wire pegs in bag, storage bag and floor protector (180g). $10 $3
8 Sierra Designs Light Year, 1 person, 3 season, 1.5kg. Suitable for hiking. Includes tent, fly, 2 poles in bag, 7 pegs and 2 guys in bag and storage bag. $10 $3
9 MSR Hubba, 1 person, 3 season, 1.6kg. Suitable for hiking. Includes tent, fly, pole in bag, pegs and 2 guys in bag and storage bag. $10 $3
10
Naturehike Cloud UP2, 2 person, 3 season, 1.6kg. Suitable for hiking. Includes tent, fly, floor protector, pole, 12 pegs & 2 guys in bag and storage bag. $10 $3
Sleeping Bags
1, 2 Paddy Pallin Cloudmaker, 3 season, rectangular, full zip, 1.4kg. Suitable for base camps or hiking. Includes sleeping bag with large and small stuff bags and silk liner. $10 $3
3 Snow Drift, 3 season, rectangular, full zip, 1.4kg. Suitable for base camps or hiking. Includes sleeping bag with large and small stuff bags and silk liner. $10 $3
4 Mountain Equipment Helium 600, 3 season mummy shaped bag. For hiking only. Includes large and small stuff bags and Mont silk liner. $10 $3
5 Long March Road, 3 season mummy shaped bag (purple), 1.5kg. Suitable for base camps or hiking. Includes large and small stuff bags and silk liner. $10 $3
Sleeping Mats and Lilos
- Thermarest TM Camp Rest inflatable mat, 1.3kg. Suitable for base camps Free with tent
- Rubber lilo with pump. Suitable for base camps. Free with tent
1, 2 Thermarest Prolite 3 short inflatable mat, 370g. For hiking only. $10 $3
Camp Chairs
- Folding chair with backrest in bag. Suitable for base camps.
Free with tent
- Small tripod chair without backrest. Suitable for base camps. Free with tent
Cook Sets
- Kovea Titanium gas burner, 90g. Includes stainless steel pot, 220g. Suitable for base camps or hiking. Requires gas canister. $3 50c
Food Dryer
- Ezidri Home Food Dryer. Includes base unit, 7 trays, 4 solid sheets, 4 mesh sheets, lid, Instruction/Recipe book, Video, note book with recipes and storage box. $5 per week
First Aid Kits
1, 2, 3, 5 Refer to sheet included with each kit for contents. Only available to leaders for use on club walks. Nil
GPS
1, 2 Garmin Oregon 650. Includes owners manual, quick start guide and instructions. Nil
Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)
1, 2 Kinnard personal locator beacon, 390g including case. Nil
Liloing Equipment
1, 2, 3, 4
Buoyancy vest $4 $1
1, 2, 3, 4 Paddle $4 $1

1 December, 2015