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OA Equipment Rental

OA Equipment Room Location: 350 Alexander StreetOA Equipment Room Mao

Equipment rental is only for students, faculty and staff of Princeton University. PUID required. 

Fall 2021 Schedule (beginning 9/22)

  • Wednesdays 3-5pm
  • Thursdays 4:30-6:30pm

Not open during breaks and final exams. Limited schedule during midterms. 

It is appreciated if you email OA ahead of time with rental requests, so the Equipment Room staff can begin gathering your items.  For First Aid Kits, one week advance notice is required to guarantee availability. 


We offer reduced rental pricing for extended trips:
1-4 days:  no discount
5-7 days:  20% off total rental fee
8+ days:   40% off total rental fee

Official programs for university departments and student groups (as determined by billing a Chart String) receive an extra 20% discount.
Late Fees: after 2 weeks (the 3rd week) a 10% late fee will be added for each successive week until the gear is returned.

Rental Fees

GENERAL CAMPING ITEMS Students/Faculty/Staff Cost/Day OA Leaders Cost/Day
Backpack-Internal Frame

$ 8.00

$ 4.00
Sleeping Bag (typically 30F) $ 6.00 $ 3
Stuff Sack with Sleeping Bag $ -- $ --
Extra Stuff Sack $ 0.50 $ 0.25
Sleeping Pad (ridge rest) $ 1.00 $ 0.50
3 or 4 person tent $ 10.00 $ 5.00
Tarp $ 3.00 $ 1.50
75' rope 1/4 inch $ 0.50 $ 0.25
carabiners & zinc ring (for bear bagging, not climbing) $ 1.00 $ 0.50
35' parachute cord $ 0.50 $ 0.25
compass $ 0.50 $ 0.25
trowel kit $ 2.00 $ 1.00
water bottle $ 0.50 $ 0.25
Dromedary Bag (water container)- 10L $ 2.00 $ 1.00
First Aid Kit (without medications) $ 1.00 per trip  
Weather Radio $ 1.00 per trip  
Rain Jacket $ 1.00 $ 0.50
Aquamira $0.50 $0.25
Platypus Water Filter NA $1
Trekking Poles $1.00 $0.50


COOKING GEAR ITEMS Students/Faculty/Staff Cost/Day OA Leaders Cost/Day
Small Pot (3L) $1.00 $ 0.50
Large Pot (5L) $1.00 $ 0.50
pot grippers/ "spondonicles" $ -- $ --
frying pan 9" $ 1.00 $ 0.50
large spoon $ 0.50 $ 0.25
large spatula $ 0.50 $ 0.25
MSR WindPro IIStove (OA Leaders only) NA $ 1.50
MSR Pocket Rocket $ 3.00 $ 1.50
lighter- w/ stove $ -- $ --
Cannister Fuel $ 4.00  



Pick Up: Equipment may be picked up from the time the Equipment Room opens until fifteen minutes before it is scheduled to close.

Reviewing Equipment: Before any trip, it is important to thoroughly check your gear and ensure that you have all of the necessary pieces and that they are all properly functioning.  The Equipment Room staff strive to check for this when preparing for your order, but sometimes errors occur.  Please double check all of your gear before leaving the ER to avoid last-minute issues.  If you are unsure of how to use a piece of equipment, please ask the staff to teach you.  

It is especially important to check that you have all 5 components of a tent: tent body (mesh), tent fly (water proof), poles (ALL the right poles for this tent), stakes, and a ground tarp (clear tarp to waterproof the ground).

Cost: Charges will be assessed on the basis of:

  1. Number of days/nights that the equipment is used (not the total number of days between when the equipment is picked-up and when it is returned)
  2. Number of days the equipment is past due.

Payment: Preferred form of payment is charging a student account, but we also accept check and cash (exact change necessary).

Return:  Equipment must be returned clean and in good condition. 

  1. Items returned that must be cleaned by ER staff will be assessed a $5.00 cleaning charge.
  2. If items are damaged or lost during use, the renters will will be charged for damages incurred or replacement.