A request from the QM
To help the DRC team and, hopefully, yourself
If you wish to borrow some of the things that the DRC holds please try and think with the following sequence / timetable in mind
Plan your event
Book the equipment on the DRC website – this should be done, hopefully, days / weeks before you need to collect and definitely before the pickup Tuesday.
The Tuesday before the event – the usual pickup day
Return the gear – this will usually be the Tuesday after your event
The booking system is set up to only allow reservations to start on the Tuesday so it’s not possible to reserve it on, say, Wednesday, or later, for the same week. Also the DRC team are not set up as a 24/7/52 service so giving the team sufficient notice is important.
The sooner you book the gear on the system the more time and opportunity it gives the DRC team to ensure it is available and in good working order.
If you leave it too late the gear may be unavailable, may not be there, may be in repair or the team may not be available to extract the items.
Benches – wooden
Chemical toilet units – Portaloo style
Propane gas bottles – 13kg / charge made for gas used
Double gas burner – Dixie 2
Gas water boilers – Burco – 20L
Mallets and a maul are available to borrow – please specify which you wish in the comments box Mallets – for use with medium and small wooden pegs (Patrol tent / dining shelter / marquee brailing etc) Maul – for use when pitching marquees with larger / longer wooden pegs Metal hammers or a sledge […]
Turned pioneering poles – small Approx 24 Approx 5.5ft x 2in / 1700mm x 50mm
Turned pioneering poles Approx 30 Approx 12ft x 4in / 3600mm x 100mm
Gopak table – small size / folding / lightweight / indoor only / needs heat protection
Gopak table – standard size / folding / lightweight / indoor only / needs heat protection