Note: Only Eastman employees and retirees can rent equipment.
The TEHCC has successfully provided rental equipment to its members for many years. TEHCC encourages its members to make use of the available equipment by keeping rental rates very reasonable and periodically updating the equipment selection. Information on the rules that govern the TEHCC Rental Policy as well as a description of the available equipment are given below. If you need further information, contact Eastman Recreation (423-229-3771) or rental [at] tehcc [dot] org.
I. General Rules and Instructions
Keep in mind that our tents were purchased for lightweight travel and backcountry use. They are the same quality tents that you and I would purchase at a backpacking store and, although they are tough, most are not the heavy duty styles that many commercial renters use. Help us keep them in good shape for the next renter by not abusing them. For example, use a ground cloth under the tent on rough or rocky ground. Be certain that the equipment is accounted for BEFORE going on your trip (for example, count the number of tent stakes). We must charge a replacement fee for equipment that is not returned — even for tent stakes.
2. All Equipment
It is the responsibility of the RENTER to take reasonable care of the rental equipment. This includes returning the tents, backpacks and pads in CLEAN condition. Renters should thoroughly check-out all equipment prior to use to ensure that everything is in proper working order. If any equipment malfunctions during use (like a leak in a tent, or a zipper off a track, or a broken strap or belt) be sure to notify an ERC Representative when you bring the equipment back so that it may be fixed. You will not be held accountable for normal wear and tear of the equipment. Nor will you be held accountable for malfunctioning equipment. You will be held accountable for returning the equipment CLEAN and DRY. Normally this means airing a tent out until it is dry, and/or brushing off dirt and debris. If you experience unusually wet conditions and are unable to dry out a tent in your reserved time frame, contact an ERC representative in B-310 Store so that arrangements can be made for you to dry the tent and they can contact the person who has reserved the tent next so that an alternate tent may be chosen. You will not be charged for the additional time to dry the tent. Additionally it is very important when renting more than one tent, that you return each tent with the correct tent poles.
Please try to return the rental equipment in a condition that you would like to see it in when you pick it up.
When renting TEHCC Equipment you will be required to fill out a reservation and agreement form. This form not only holds your reservation but also holds you responsible for the equipment while it is in your possession. Please read it carefully before leaving B-310.
3. Equipment Instructions
Instructions for tent assembly are available at the B310 Recreation Store and on-line with some of the links to the equipment descriptions below. It is recommended that you first set up the tent at home to become familiar with it.
4. New Equipment
The revenue generated by your rental fees is returned by Recreation to the club. It is used to repair the existing equipment, replace old items, or purchase new pieces. The Hiking Club Rental Equipment is for the use of Hiking Club members. If any of you have ideas on equipment that you might like to have made available, please contact the rental equipment coordinator. (Cooking stoves cannot be offered due to unable to have fuel in B-310.)
5. Who may rent equipment?
In order to take advantage of the TEHCC Rental Equipment, you MUST meet the following requirements:
- You must be a member of Eastman Recreation Club.
- You must be a member of the TEHCC.
Your ERC Pass denotes that you are a member of the Hiking and Canoeing Club. Contact the Eastman Recreation Office (229-3771) for more information, or ask at the ERC Front Desk.
II. ERC Hiking/Canoeing Club Rental Equipment
The equipment list below is located in the B310 Recreation Office. You may reserve equipment 30 days in advance by calling 229-3771. Tent rentals are limited to two per family, and backpacks are limited to one per family member, per outing. An ERC/TEHCC member is the only person that may reserve, pick-up, and return the rental equipment. When reserving equipment, please use the ID number indicated to the left of the equipment listed below. If the description shows “**OUT OF ORDER**”, the item needs repair and is not being rented at this time.
Below is a listing of the available equipment. Click on the ID number to see more specific details. A selection guide has been created for the tents to help you choose an appropriate one for your outing. If you need additional recommendations on gear for a trip, contact a TEHCC Steering Committee Member.
|Rate||1-4 Days||5-10 Days|
|Tents and Tarps
Selection Guide for 1-3 People
Selection Guide for 4-6 People
|HT-1||1||3 lb 5 oz||Hennessy Expedition Asym Hammock, Black||4||A|
|HT-2||3||8 lb 3 oz||MSR Mutha Hubba, 2 Doors, Orange/Red Out-of-service||11||A|
|HT-3||4||8 lb 13 oz||Eureka Timberline, 2 Doors, Green||8||B|
|HT-4||4||8 lb 13 oz||Eureka Timberline, 2 Doors, Green||8||B|
|HT-5||4||9 lb 7 oz||Eureka Timberline w/ Vestibule, 2 Doors, Green||10||B|
|HT-6||2||5 lb 12 oz||REI Half Dome 2. Gray/Yellow||6||A|
|HT-7||2||5 lb 10 oz||REI Half Dome. Gray/Yellow||6||C|
|HT-8||2||7 lb 14 oz||Eureka Timberline with Vestibule. Green||10||B|
|HT-11||1||1 lb 10 oz||Tarptent Contrail Ultralight Shelter, Grey||4||A|
|HT-12||Tarp||1 lb 8 oz||Dining Fly or Shelter.10′ x 10′ with 21 Ties. Green||4||C|
|HT-15||6||20 lb 3 oz||REI Hobitat 6. Sage/Earth/Orange.||8||A|
|HT-18||1||2 lb 6 oz||Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1/Titanium Green||6||B|
|HT-19||2||4 lb 4 oz||North Face Lunar Light with rainfly Aqua/Gray||3||A|
|HT-20||2||3 lb 12 oz||North Face Lightspeed with rainfly. Aqua/Gray||2||A|
|HT-21||4||18 lb 12 oz||REI Hobitat 4. Sage/Earth/Orange||8||A|
|HT-24||4||8 lb 4 oz||Eureka Backcountry 4 Loden/Clay/White||6||A|
|HT-25||4||8 lb 4 oz||Eureka Backcountry 4 Loden/Clay/White||6||A|
|HT-26||6||19 lb 12 oz||REI Kingdom 6. Sage/Platinum||8||A|
|ID Number||Size (in3)||Torso Fit (in)||Frame Style||Weight||Description||Rate|
|HB-2||4000||16-21||Int||4 lb 10 oz||Kelty Tornado, Reflex Blue||D|
|HB-3||4000||12-21||Int||4 lb 10 oz||Kelty Tornado, Reflex Blue||D|
|HB-12||3000||?||Ext||5 lb 3 oz||Camp Trails Night Song, Women’s, Emerald/Amethyst||D|
|HB-15||1200||-||-||1 lb 4 oz||Diamond Belay Green Daypack||C|
|HB-18||3210||15-23||Ext||4 lb 10 oz||Kelty Trekker, Charcoal/Blue||D|
|HB-19||4300||14-23||Ext||5 lb 15 oz||Kelty Tioga, Bluegrass||D|
|HB-21||5740||16-21||Ext||6 lb 5 oz||Kelty Expedition Tioga, Navy/Gray||D|
|HB-27||2600||16-18||Int||4 lb 6 oz||Marmot Glissade, Women’s, Electric Blue/Charcoal||D|
|HB-28||5500||16-21||Int||6 lb 12 oz||Kelty Slickrock, Blue/Black||D|
|HB-29||3100||18-21||Int||4 lb 8 oz||Marmot Femme Nikita 50, Women’s, Orange/Grey||D|
|HB-30||500||15-22||-||7 lb 1 oz||Kelty Journey Child Carrier with Sun/Rain Hood, Cobalt||B|
|HB-31||3960||14-22||Int||5 lb 6 oz||Vaude Accept 55+10, Steel Blue||B|
|HB-32||3960||14-22||Int||5 lb 6 oz||Vaude Accept 55+10, Steel Blue||B|
|HB-33||3100||19.5-21.5||Int||2 lb 10 oz||Gregory G-pack, Steel Blue||A|
|HB-34||3965||15-22||Int||4 lb 10 oz||Deuter Futura Vario 50+10, Steel/Navy||A|
|HR-1||Kelty Pack Raincover for 3000+, cu. in Pack, Black||E|
|HR-2||Kelty Pack Raincover for 3000+, cu. in Pack, Black||E|
|HR-3||Kelty Pack Raincover for 3000+, cu. in Pack, Black||E|
|Sleeping Pads and Mats|
(L x T inches)
|Packed (inches)||Weight* (pounds)||Description||Rate|
|HP-1||48 x 1||21″ x 4″ dia.||1.40||Therm-a-Rest Ultralight Mat, Green/Rust||C|
|HP-2||72 x ¾||20″ x 5″ x 5″||1.00||Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Pad, Coyote/Grey||C|
|HP-3||72 x ¾||20″ x 5″ x 5″||1.00||Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Pad, Limon||C|
|HP-4||72 x 1||11″ x 5″ dia.||1.35||Therm-a-Rest ProLite 3 Mat, Orange||D|
|HP-5||78 x 2.5||4.5″ x 8″ dia.||1.60||Big Agnes Air Core Mat, Brick Red||D|
|HP-6||72 x 1||20″ x 5″x 5″||1.10||Z-Rest Folding Pad, Green||C|
|HP-7||72 x 1½||10.5″ x 6″ dia.||1.65||Therm-a-Rest ProLite 4 Mat, Orange||D|
|HP-8||72 x ¾||21″ x 6″ dia.||2.45||Therm-a-Rest Mat, Orange||C|
|HP-9||47 x 1½||21″ x 4.5″ dia.||1.45||Therm-a-Rest Mat, Green/Mauve||C|
|Pad = compact foam pad, Mat = inflated mattress All are 20″ wide flat. Weight (per postal scale) and packed size as measured with carrying bag.|
|HA-1||Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork Trekking Poles (29-55 inches)||D|
|HA-2||Day Hiker First Aid Kit (7 oz)||Free for Hikes|
|HC-30||Styrofoam Cartop Carrier||C|
|HC-31||Res-Q-Rope in a bag||no charge|
|HC-32||River Rescue Kit (for boat or raft)||no charge|