Outdoor

Outdoor Equipment

Outdoor Equipment Lending Program

Due to the generous support of the Bow RiversEdge Campground (BREC)Cochrane Sportchek, and Bass Pro Cabelas, we are happy to announce that we now have a Outdoor Equipment Lending Library.

We currently have the following equipment for loan:

Snowshoes and Hiking:

Item

Size

# Units

Tubbs Junior Snowglow Snowshoes

16"

4

Atlas Junior Sprout Snowshoes

17"

2

Atlas Junior Spark Snowshoes

20"

6

McKinley Drift Snowshoes

21"

3

McKinley Traverse Snowshoes

21"

4

Frontier Snowshoes

21"

2

McKinley Drift Snowshoes

25"

3

McKinley Traverse Snowshoes

25"

4

Adventure Snowshoes

25"

2

McKinley Drift Snowshoes

30"

2

McKinley Traverse Snowshoes

30"

4

Adventure Snowshoes

36"

2

Black Diamond Hiking Poles

14

McKinley Hiking Poles

6

Ice Traction Cleats

M

5

Ice Traction Cleats

L

5

Ice Traction Cleats

XL

5

 Camping:

Item:

Units:

Director's Chair

4

Baby Portable High Chair

2

Water Jug

4

Utility Wagon

1

Coleman Bristol 8 person tent

1

Coleman Galileo 3 person tent

2

10 x 14 Tarp

6

Hatchet

2

Backpacker Medical Kit

4

Family first aid kit

4

LED Lantern

2

Flashlight and Lantern

4

Bungee cord set (6 bungees in each)

6

Extendable hot dog forks

4

Camp table

2

Compasses

6

Geocaching Tools of the Trade set

1

Garmin eTrex 10 GPS

2

Frequently Asked Questions

How long can I borrow this equipment?

Our outdoor items can be checked out for a 7 day loan period. All outdoor items are subject to regular library overdue policies and fees; lost or damaged items are subject to a fee for replacement of each item. 

Who can borrow these items?

Anyone with a Cochrane Public Library card.

Can I check out more than one pair of snowshoes or multiple camping items at once?

Yes, you can. Snowshoeing is a fun winter activity for people to do together as is camping!

Can I reserve/place a hold for these items?

Unfortunately, due to the high demand for outdoor equipment, we are unable to take hold requests at this time. 

How do I return the outdoor equipment when I'm finished with them?

All items can be returned to Cochrane Public Library during open hours. Outdoor equipment cannot be put in the book drop and are the responsibility of the borrower until they are returned in person to the library.

Which size of snowshoe is best for me?

The ideal snowshoe size depends mainly on your weight and the weight of anything you will be carrying while on the snowshoes. The following chart will help you determine which size is best for an individual.

Cochrane Public Library Snowshoe Weight Chart

Sizing Chart Source: https://www.mec.ca/en/explore/how-to-choose-snowshoes

What are ice traction cleats?

Ice traction cleats are a traction system that allow anyone, of any age, to get out and safely enjoy winter. They provide better stability & safety when walking on ice or packed snow.

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