Sleeping Bag

Sleeping Bags

Our sleeping bags are made by Wiggy’s and are “mummy” style, lightweight, and easy to stuff. Although these bags can be used for any outing, backpacking may be their primary use.

Bags come in three temperature ratings: 45 degree, 25 degree, and 5 degree. The 45-degree is noticeably smaller and lighter and is stored in a smaller bag (it also has two zippers). The 25 degree is noticeably heavier and is stored in a larger bag.

To get the 5-degree bag, place the 25 degree bag inside of the 45-degree bag and use the inner zippers to connect them.

Sleeping bag ratings are assuming the use of a sleeping pad and a tent.

Fees: 1 Day 2 Day Week Additional Days
Summer (40 degree) $4.00 $7.00 $19.25 $3.25
3-Season (25 degree) $4.50 $8.00 $22.00 $3.50
Winter (0 degree) $5.50 $9.50 $26.50 $4.50

Sleeping Pad

Sleeping Pads

Sleeping pads help insulate and provide cushion for a variety of outdoor activities. Most commonly you would rent a pad along with a sleeping bag, especially on a backpacking trip. Sleeping pads are approximately 1/2” thick. During cold weather, the sleeping bag temperature rating is only valid when the bag is used in conjunction with a pad.

Fees: 1 Day 2 Day Week Additional Days
Sleeping Pads $1.00 $2.00 $5.00 $0.75

Internal frame backpack

Internal frame packs

Internals frame packs are the most popular packs. There structure is hidden inside the pack. The load is carried closer to the users back and they allow for more movement than external frame packs. Our internal frame packs are Osprey, a very high quality and durable pack.

Fees: 1 Day 2 Day Week Additional Days
Internal Frame $4.50 $8.00 $22.00 $3.50

Tents

Tents are a great way to avoid the elements while camping. Although our tents are listed as a certain capacity, these numbers are the maximum persons that can fit. If you want more room per person or space for gear, you will need to decrease the number of persons who are sleeping in the tent (4 people in a 6p tent, etc). We rent two tents that are light enough for backpacking and one tent that is used for car camping.

Mountain Hardwear Optic 6

Mountain Hardwear Optic 6 person tent

Optic 6 pitching instructions

For a large tent, this is relatively light weight. It is large enough to accommodate six people (5 comfortably), but is strong and has a low enough profile to be sturdy in stormy situations. The fly covers the entire tent.

Specifications- 6’3” high, 86 sq ft interior, 17 sq ft vestibule, weight 16 lbs.

Fees: 1 Day 2 Day Week Additional Days
Mountain Hardwear Optic 6 $10.00 $17.00 $48.00 $8.00

Mountain Hardwear Drifter 4

Mountain Hardwear Shifter 4 (4-person)

Shifter Pitching Instructions

This is a two pole light weight three season clip tent that can be used as a camping tent or a backpacking tent. It will not withstand high winds or heavy snow. It is easy to set up.

Specifications – 4 ft 2 in high, and weighs about 8.4 lbs. 56 sq ft floor, 10 sq ft vestibule.

Fees: 1 Day 2 Day Week Additional Days
Mountain Hardwear Shifter 4 $8.00 $13.75 $38.50 $6.50

Mountain Hardwear Drifter 3

Mountain Hardwear Shifter 3 (3-person)

This is a two pole light weight three season clip tent that can be used as a camping tent or a backpacking tent. It will not withstand high winds or heavy snow. It is easy to set up.

Specifications – 3 ft 11 in high, and weighs about 7 lbs. 43 sq ft floor, 10 sq ft vestibule.

Fees: 1 Day 2 Day Week Additional Days
Mountain Hardwear Shifter 3 $6.50 $11.00 $31.25 $5.25

Tarps

Tarps

The tarps that we rent out are O’Ware brand. We have two options, both are 14’ x10’.  There is a silicon coated lightweight nylon tarp that weighs 1lb 8oz and the heavier 4lb 8oz tarp.  These both come with guy lines and ten stakes.

These tarps have many uses. They can be used for camping as a rain shelter over a picnic table or the hang out area. They can be used as a lightweight backpacking shelter that sleeps 3-5 persons. There are no poles that come with the tarp, so set-up requires trees, trekking poles, or sticks for the center line. Set up may require extra cord to set up a high tarp.

There are multitudes of set-up options for these tarps, but all take some skill with knots and tarp layout. The most basic set up is the “A-frame,” which includes both center line ends tied to trees and the corners and sides tied to trees or the ground (see picture above).

Fees: 1 Day 2 Day Week Additional Days
Tarp $4.50 $8.00 $22.00 $3.50