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VOC [[membership|members]] can rent out gear from the [[Clubroom]] for a deposit. This page lists the gear hours and policies regarding equipment rental, as well as which gear is available.
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{{Gear Hours}}
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==Contact==
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If you would like to contact the quartermasters, you can email: '''[email protected] dot com''' . <br>
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If we aren't busy with gear, we can help you out with VOC membership or VOC library loans, belay testing, etc.
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== Gear List (and deposits) ==
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===Climbing/ Mountaineering Gear===
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{| class="wikitable"
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|-
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!Item
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!Deposit
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!Notes
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|-
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|Rope || $100 || top rope only, not suitable for leader falls
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|-
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|[[Harnesses|Harness]] || $40
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|-
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|[[Climbing shoes]] || $40 || should fit tightly, but not utterly destroy your feet
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|[[Helmets|Helmet]] || $40
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|-
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|[http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Trad_Rack Starter Trad Rack] || $200 || 0.3-3 Camalots, Double set of GW nuts. For Rock-4 instructors/students
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|-
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|[[#4/#5/#6 C4 Cams]] || $200 || Includes the set of 3. See: [http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Squamish_Offwidth Squamish Offwidth]
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|-
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|"Climbing package" || $100 || Harness, shoes, helmet (Note: not for use in the Aviary)
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|-
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|[[Ice axes|Ice axe]] || $40
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|-
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|Ice tools  || $200 || Quarks, Cassins, Vipers
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|-
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|Mountaineering boots || $40 || stiff boots suitable for crampons
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|-
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|[[Crampons]] || $40 || bring your boots for fitting
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|-
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|Hiking boots || $40 || not suitable for crampons
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|-
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|Packs || $40 || 20L - 80L
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|-
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|Sleeping mats || $20 || Mostly Z-Lite mats
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|}
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===Snow Sports Gear===
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;Make sure your skis, boots, poles, feet, skins, all fit together properly before leaving the Clubroom!!
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{| class="wikitable"
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|-
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!Item
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!Deposit
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!Notes
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|-
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|Snowshoes ||$40
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|-
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|Gaiters || $20
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|-
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|Telemark skis + skins || $120
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|-
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|Splitboard + skins || $150  || We only have one, you need your own snowboard boots
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|Plastic tele boots || $80
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|-
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|Poles || $40
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|-
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|Ski crampons || $20
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|-
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|"Ski Package" || $200 || Skis + skins, boots, poles
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|-
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|Avalanche transceiver or beacon || $200 || batteries are not included!
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|-
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|Shovel || $40
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|Probe || $40
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|"Avalanche package" || $280 || beacon, shovel, probe
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|}
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===Other Gear===
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{| class="wikitable"
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|-
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!Item
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!Deposit
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!Notes
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|-
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|Books/maps || $20
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|-
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|Whitewater Kayaks  || $200 || Includes boat, skirt and paddle.  Rented at Caitlins discretion.
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|-
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|GPS (Etrex 30)  || $40 || Comes loaded with some maps
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|-
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|Two-way radios  || $20 || Per pair
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|-
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|Canoe  || $200 || Includes life vests and paddles. Rented at quatermaster's discretion.
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|-
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|[[SPOTs|SPOT locator]]  || $100 || batteries not included.  (Free for trip leader).
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|-
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|Crash Pad  || $80 || We only have two, so one week rental.
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|-
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|Bike Pannier  || $60/ea || We have two.
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|}
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==Canoe Rental Calendar==
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This calendar is used exclusively for Canoe rentals/reservations.  We make an exception to our ''''no reservations'''' rule since canoe rental involves coordinating a car.
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If you are picking up the canoe, '''you need to bring a friend to help you,''' as the QMs cannot leave the clubroom during gear hours.
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Reserved:
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* '''DEMO:''' MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY; First Name Last Name
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* Tuesday August 22nd to Friday September 1st; Vincent
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* 09/01/2017 to 09/07/2017; Adriana Suarez-Gonzalez
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*09/15/2017 to 09/18/2017; Isobel Mouat
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*10/06/2017 to 10/12/2017; Elliott Skierszkan
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Last updated: 29th August 2017
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==Club Gear==
 
==Club Gear==
  
Club gear is managed by the Quartermasters. Club members can borrow gear for free if they leave a deposit. A full VOC [[gear policy]] should be made availableEveryone is supposed to do a [[workhikes|workhike]] before borrowing club gear, although exceptions are sometimes made for new members early in the year.
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* '''Objectives:''' to make gear available to all members, to not lose gear, to keep gear in good condition, to maintain a gear plan, to find good deals on gear. <br>
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* Club gear is managed by the '''[[EXEC_reports/Quartermasters|Quartermasters]]''', who are elected members of the VOC Exec. We appreciate getting help with gear; if you would like to help out, please volunteer to be a '''Helper'''. Quartermasters and Helpers follow [[gear policy]] <br>
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* As Club gear is maintained by the quartermasters and club members, it is subject to the time constraints of busy students. This means the gear you receive may not be in the best condition. '''You must examine and/or test borrowed gear before you take it on a trip'''. Report damage to the quartermasters. Usually you can earn a workhike by maintaining or repairing the club gear you borrow<br>
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* Club members (Student Members and Associate Members, but not Honorary Members) can borrow gear for free if they leave a deposit. In addition, after a 3 rental grace period everyone is supposed to do a [[workhikes|workhike]] before borrowing club gear. <br>
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==Gear Rental Rules==
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* '''Using Club gear''' is one of the privileges of being a fee-paying (Student or Associate) Member.  Honorary Members don't pay fees and are not entitled to use Club Gear; presumably by the time you get to be an Honorary Member, you have bought your own gear. 
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* Members are entitled to use one set of gear at a time, not gear for yourself and your friends (unless they are Members).  If your friend needs a beacon and you need a beacon, your friend should join the Club.
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* After a 3 rental grace period you are supposed to have completed a '''work hike'''.  See [[Workhikes]].  If you haven’t done yours yet, discuss this with the Gear Person. Usually you can earn a workhike by maintaining or repairing the club gear you borrow.
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* Rental is free, but a large '''cash deposit''' is required to take out Club Gear.  The cash is returned to you when you bring back the gear.
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* '''Gear rental period''' is for a week. Please bring it back during the week following the week you took it out.  Bring it back as soon as you can, as others may be waiting to use it.  There may be penalties for bringing gear back late. 
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* If you need to take out gear for longer than a weekend, discuss this with the Gear Person, who may let you take it out for longer, especially over the Winter Holiday, or Reading Break.
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* If you need gear for two consecutive weekends, you may be able to '''renew your rental''' for the next weekend, if demand for the gear is not high at the moment.
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* Don't try to '''reserve gear'''.  If you need something, take it before somebody else gets it.
  
==Hours==
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* '''Look over your gear carefully''' to ensure it is all there and it will work for you. Check for loose screws in the bindings. Make sure your boots both fit your feet and the skis, and that your skins fit.  Check ''both'' halves of the pair. People have managed to borrow two left boots, or two boots of different size.
*M W Th: 12:10 to 12:30
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*T: 11:10 to 11:30
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Club gear includes :
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* '''Return gear in good condition''' boots should be dry.  If something broke, tell us about it.  If you lost something, be prepared to replace it.
  
* Rock Climbing Gear
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* '''Don't hog the gear'''.  If you find you are having trouble with returning Club gear, or it has been sitting in your closet for a while, this is an indication that you are using the Club gear without respect for the needs of the other Members.  Maybe it's time to get your own gear.
** [[Harnesses]]
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** [[Ropes]]
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** [[Climbing shoes]]
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** Helmets
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** Belay devices
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* Back-country Ski Gear and Snow Sports
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* It is '''not appropriate''' to leave gear outside of the clubroom when there are no gear hours.
** Snowshoes
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** [[Telemark skis]]
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** [[Skins]]
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** Poles
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** [[Leather telemark boots]]
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** [[Gaiters]]
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** [[Shovels]]
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** Avalanche tranceivers
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* Mountaineering Gear
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==Location==
** [[Ice axes]]
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** Helmets
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** [[Crampons]]
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* Miscellaneous
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In the [[clubroom]] in the basement of the AMS Nest (NEW Student Union Building), next to the Grand Noodle Emporium, or, more importantly, just around the corner from The Pit. The room number is LL201 if you really want to know. This [http://www.ubc-voc.com/map map] will guide you.
** [[Camping gear and backpacks]]
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** Lots of [[Clubroom Library|books]]
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==Other Gear Rental==
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==Deposits==
  
Mountain Equipment Co-op is probably the best source of rental equipment. More information can be found on their [http://www.mec.ca/Main/content_text.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=315835 rentals page].
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All gear is borrowed on a deposit system. When you return the gear, you get your deposits returned. Below are some of the deposit amounts. We don't accept personal cheques for deposits, and we don't do cards or coins, so that leaves '''paper cash only'''.  Deposit amounts are high to encourage you to bring the gear back.
  
==Gear Recomendation==
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== We Don't Have Tents, Sleeping Bags or Clothing==
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'''We don't attempt to provide tents or sleeping bags''', as these quickly deteriorate unless they are well cared for and we don't have the personnel to do that.
  
Not having hundreds of dollars to spend on gear should not be used as an excuse for missing out on all the fun. The VOC has always been about doing more with less. In that spirit, here are a few ideas that will save you some money (and, best of all, they'll also save weight) :
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MEC, an outdoor co-op located in Vancouver, North Van, and Langley, can rent these items to you.  <br> <br>
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We don't supply outdoors clothing, but sometimes stuff gets abandoned in the Clubroom, so it is worth while to check out the "free bin" from time to time.<br><br>
  
* '''Stove''' : For full-on winter use nothing beats a good white-gas stove (MSR or similar). However, for summer trips there are much cheaper and much lighter alternatives. Consider building your own. There are plenty of designs out there. I've tested this [http://www.pcthiker.com/pages/gear/catstove.shtml one] and it works great.
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==Other Gear Rental Locations==
  
* '''Gore-tex''' is nice in really stormy weather. But for most trips, it's just too heavy and expensive. Consider a lighter-cheaper windbreaker. You get the added bonus of increased breathability. Cut three holes in a garbage bag and wear it like a vest to supplement your windbreaker if it gets rainy. No, this system won't keep you dry in a downpour, but who cares?
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Mountain Equipment Co-op is probably the best source of rental equipment. More information can be found on their
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[http://www.mec.ca/AST/ContentPrimary/Services/EquipmentRentals.jsp MEC's rental page] ([http://www.mec.ca/AST/ContentPrimary/Services/Stores/Vancouver.jsp#rentals Vancouver store])
  
* '''Tents''' are heavy; why not leave them at home (or at the store)? Going for a one-night trip and the forecast looks good? Just grab your sleeping bag and mat and go. You'll be amazed at the refreshing feeling of fresh air as you doze off at night (as opposed to your partner's socks you'd be smelling if you had brought a tent). If it's bug season, you might want to rig up a bit of bug netting over your face.  In winter, tent free camping gets even better with [[Snow Shelters|snowcaving]].  With practice, you can dig one in an hour or two (not a big deal when the sun sets at 4:30pm) and they are actually warmer and more windproof than any tent. All you need is a shovel (which you should have along anyway!)
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Another place you might go to rent gear is
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[http://info.vpo.ca/index.php?fid=stores&sid=printresults&detailid=20&Anzahl=18&start=0 Valhalla Pure Outfitters]
  
==Making Your Own Gear==
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[[Category:Clubroom]]
For those poor students who would rather invest time than money even though both is lacking, usually time is more available and easier to come by.  So those can consider sewing your own gear.  A good resource for how to do it is available on the [http://www.backpacking.net/makegear.html Homemade Outdoor Gear] website.  They have information of how to make your own sleeping bag!  If you are looking for fabric in Vancouver, try asking Roland first as he has sewn his own booties.  Otherwise, some places that might have appropriate fabric is [http://www.clothworksofvancouver.com/ Clothworks of Vancouver].
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[[Category:Gear]]
There is also a good store with a large selection of outdoor fabrics (including Goretex and heavyweight cordura for backpacks) at Main and 16th in Vancouver. They also carry patterns for all sorts of outdoorsy things, such as ski pants and jackets for the really ambitious. The Textile Clearance House at Fraser and 41st in Vancouver is an excellent place to score super cheap fleece in all weights, as well as ripstop nylon for stuffsacks and the like and polyester knits for long underwear and hiking shirts. And when you make your own gear, colours and patterns are limited only by your imagination, not some unfashionable MEC designer who thinks lime green and magenta doesn't match...
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Revision as of 21:12, 26 September 2017

VOC members can rent out gear from the Clubroom for a deposit. This page lists the gear hours and policies regarding equipment rental, as well as which gear is available.

Gear Rental Hours (when the Clubroom will be open)

Hours are subject to change at short notice... Please check the website immediately before you come. http://www.ubc-voc.com/wiki/Gear_Hours

There are no gear hours on public holidays.

  • Monday: Ainsley MacDougall 10:40-11:40 Heather 5:15-6PM
  • Tuesday: Nick Uleryk-Carvalho 11:00 - 12:00
  • Wednesday: Heather Filyk 15:00-16:00
  • Thursday: Lukas Schreiber 17:30 - 18:30
  • Friday: Alastair White 12:30 - 13:30

At other times the Clubroom may be open. However, gear rental and return is only possible during the gear hours posted above.

Please arrive with enough time to pick out the gear before gear hours end. Bring cash for refundable gear deposit

If you absolutely cannot make it to any of the posted hours and need to meet the Quartermasters outside of gears hours due to scheduling conflicts, ask nicely and respect their time. Your best bet is to email the quartermasters and be prepared to bring some small bribe (food or drink generally works well). Please remember that all the quartermasters are students volunteering their time, and like most students they are often very busy and cannot always accommodate requests to meet outside of gear hours.

Note that it is not appropriate to leave gear outside or inside the Clubroom when the gear room is locked.

Last updated November 20th, 2017

Contact

If you would like to contact the quartermasters, you can email: [email protected] dot com .

If we aren't busy with gear, we can help you out with VOC membership or VOC library loans, belay testing, etc.

Gear List (and deposits)

Climbing/ Mountaineering Gear

Item Deposit Notes
Rope $100 top rope only, not suitable for leader falls
Harness $40
Climbing shoes $40 should fit tightly, but not utterly destroy your feet
Helmet $40
Starter Trad Rack $200 0.3-3 Camalots, Double set of GW nuts. For Rock-4 instructors/students
#4/#5/#6 C4 Cams $200 Includes the set of 3. See: Squamish Offwidth
"Climbing package" $100 Harness, shoes, helmet (Note: not for use in the Aviary)
Ice axe $40
Ice tools $200 Quarks, Cassins, Vipers
Mountaineering boots $40 stiff boots suitable for crampons
Crampons $40 bring your boots for fitting
Hiking boots $40 not suitable for crampons
Packs $40 20L - 80L
Sleeping mats $20 Mostly Z-Lite mats

Snow Sports Gear

Make sure your skis, boots, poles, feet, skins, all fit together properly before leaving the Clubroom!!
Item Deposit Notes
Snowshoes $40
Gaiters $20
Telemark skis + skins $120
Splitboard + skins $150 We only have one, you need your own snowboard boots
Plastic tele boots $80
Poles $40
Ski crampons $20
"Ski Package" $200 Skis + skins, boots, poles
Avalanche transceiver or beacon $200 batteries are not included!
Shovel $40
Probe $40
"Avalanche package" $280 beacon, shovel, probe

Other Gear

Item Deposit Notes
Books/maps $20
Whitewater Kayaks $200 Includes boat, skirt and paddle. Rented at Caitlins discretion.
GPS (Etrex 30) $40 Comes loaded with some maps
Two-way radios $20 Per pair
Canoe $200 Includes life vests and paddles. Rented at quatermaster's discretion.
SPOT locator $100 batteries not included. (Free for trip leader).
Crash Pad $80 We only have two, so one week rental.
Bike Pannier $60/ea We have two.

Canoe Rental Calendar

This calendar is used exclusively for Canoe rentals/reservations. We make an exception to our 'no reservations' rule since canoe rental involves coordinating a car.

If you are picking up the canoe, you need to bring a friend to help you, as the QMs cannot leave the clubroom during gear hours.

Reserved:

  • DEMO: MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY; First Name Last Name
  • Tuesday August 22nd to Friday September 1st; Vincent
  • 09/01/2017 to 09/07/2017; Adriana Suarez-Gonzalez
  • 09/15/2017 to 09/18/2017; Isobel Mouat
  • 10/06/2017 to 10/12/2017; Elliott Skierszkan


Last updated: 29th August 2017

Club Gear

  • Objectives: to make gear available to all members, to not lose gear, to keep gear in good condition, to maintain a gear plan, to find good deals on gear.
  • Club gear is managed by the Quartermasters, who are elected members of the VOC Exec. We appreciate getting help with gear; if you would like to help out, please volunteer to be a Helper. Quartermasters and Helpers follow gear policy
  • As Club gear is maintained by the quartermasters and club members, it is subject to the time constraints of busy students. This means the gear you receive may not be in the best condition. You must examine and/or test borrowed gear before you take it on a trip. Report damage to the quartermasters. Usually you can earn a workhike by maintaining or repairing the club gear you borrow.
  • Club members (Student Members and Associate Members, but not Honorary Members) can borrow gear for free if they leave a deposit. In addition, after a 3 rental grace period everyone is supposed to do a workhike before borrowing club gear.

Gear Rental Rules

  • Using Club gear is one of the privileges of being a fee-paying (Student or Associate) Member. Honorary Members don't pay fees and are not entitled to use Club Gear; presumably by the time you get to be an Honorary Member, you have bought your own gear.
  • Members are entitled to use one set of gear at a time, not gear for yourself and your friends (unless they are Members). If your friend needs a beacon and you need a beacon, your friend should join the Club.
  • After a 3 rental grace period you are supposed to have completed a work hike. See Workhikes. If you haven’t done yours yet, discuss this with the Gear Person. Usually you can earn a workhike by maintaining or repairing the club gear you borrow.
  • Rental is free, but a large cash deposit is required to take out Club Gear. The cash is returned to you when you bring back the gear.
  • Gear rental period is for a week. Please bring it back during the week following the week you took it out. Bring it back as soon as you can, as others may be waiting to use it. There may be penalties for bringing gear back late.
  • If you need to take out gear for longer than a weekend, discuss this with the Gear Person, who may let you take it out for longer, especially over the Winter Holiday, or Reading Break.
  • If you need gear for two consecutive weekends, you may be able to renew your rental for the next weekend, if demand for the gear is not high at the moment.
  • Don't try to reserve gear. If you need something, take it before somebody else gets it.
  • Look over your gear carefully to ensure it is all there and it will work for you. Check for loose screws in the bindings. Make sure your boots both fit your feet and the skis, and that your skins fit. Check both halves of the pair. People have managed to borrow two left boots, or two boots of different size.
  • Return gear in good condition boots should be dry. If something broke, tell us about it. If you lost something, be prepared to replace it.
  • Don't hog the gear. If you find you are having trouble with returning Club gear, or it has been sitting in your closet for a while, this is an indication that you are using the Club gear without respect for the needs of the other Members. Maybe it's time to get your own gear.
  • It is not appropriate to leave gear outside of the clubroom when there are no gear hours.

Location

In the clubroom in the basement of the AMS Nest (NEW Student Union Building), next to the Grand Noodle Emporium, or, more importantly, just around the corner from The Pit. The room number is LL201 if you really want to know. This map will guide you.

Deposits

All gear is borrowed on a deposit system. When you return the gear, you get your deposits returned. Below are some of the deposit amounts. We don't accept personal cheques for deposits, and we don't do cards or coins, so that leaves paper cash only. Deposit amounts are high to encourage you to bring the gear back.

We Don't Have Tents, Sleeping Bags or Clothing

We don't attempt to provide tents or sleeping bags, as these quickly deteriorate unless they are well cared for and we don't have the personnel to do that.

MEC, an outdoor co-op located in Vancouver, North Van, and Langley, can rent these items to you.

We don't supply outdoors clothing, but sometimes stuff gets abandoned in the Clubroom, so it is worth while to check out the "free bin" from time to time.

Other Gear Rental Locations

Mountain Equipment Co-op is probably the best source of rental equipment. More information can be found on their MEC's rental page (Vancouver store)

Another place you might go to rent gear is Valhalla Pure Outfitters