Having all the equipment and gear for events is not necessary. Some of our members have a lot of kit, but we usually find ways around any obstacles, such as:

* Finding event organisers that have the equipment we need
* Often members who can’t be there let us use their kit
* Renting equipment where necessary
* Networking with other adventure clubs and groups
* Allowing sponsors to let us take their equipment and name out there
* Building up an equipment & gear pool in the group of stuff often used

Hence, you won’t need to have a load of stuff before joining