Essential Meet Gear
- Rucksack - 30 litres is enough and ikea bags are handy to get your sleeping bag and food on and off the bus
- Sleeping Bag - Makes life a lot more comfortable, cheap ones can be bought from Decathlon or Go Outdoors
- Karrimat/Thermarest or some other type of portable bed
- Headtorch like the Petzl Zipka (Days are shorter during winter, so these are essential.)
- Survival bag or bothy bag
- Whistle; blow 6 blasts every minute and help will come running
- First Aid Kit - Compeed blister patches or zinc oxide tape for feet are worth having
- Map and Compass - Ideally every member a party should have one of each. Knowing how to use it might be quite useful too, some come to the evenings in Mugdock Park
Food and Drink - One evening meal, two breakfasts and lunches. Biscuits are cheap but full of energy to have with your sandwiches on the hill.
The club has equipment that can be borrowed by members and whilst on meets. See the club gear page for more details.
Once kit is used once or twice it looks second hand anyway so there are bargins to be had, especially for those expensive items like winter boots (try before you buy at any of the places below.)
Browse the for sale forum and fish for kit by posting under wanted, if you don't ask, you don't get!
- Cotswold Outdoor
15% GUM Club discount and runs gear nights several time per year. Use your Gumclub membership card for the discount!
- Glasgow Climbing Centre
A standard 20% discount.
- GO Outdoors
A large warehouse style outdoor shop that offers lots to try on and very cheap prices on kit!
Another large warehouse style outdoor shop that offers good quality own brand stuff like Quechua and Bionassy.
Also offers winter boot rental
A good Lakes based shop with offers and good source of information
Ultra cheap + high quality, recommended by most GUM Clubbers
Good for buying bulk (e.g. 5 quickdraws, a set of nuts) and also offers DMM cosmetic 2nds - same quality as normal DMM but cheaper (due to serial number or logo, etc being misprinted)