I have never had to rent any gear required for a hunt. I would hink it would be great if it was a non-resident traveling to hunt. That would save on some of the fuel costs involved when traveling across country. I have never heard of being able to rent hunting gear. If I was ever in need of rental gear I would consider it. It would seem kind of silly to buy expensive gear needed that would only get used once or maybe two times a year. For me the only thing i would ever consider renting would be camping gear. I would want my own firearm, cloths, and stuff like that. I didn't click the link you provided to see exactly what they offer but I like the idea of a hunter being able rent what he or she needed for a hunt if they were traveling from a different state.
I agree that it seems like a cool idea, and thats why I thought I'd share. I looked into the site a bit more...seems they do offer camping gear, including some lightweight stuff for the wilderness. Again, I am just curious to see if anyone can offer a review:
Could be a good idea if you are a non-resident and need a wall tent and stove for a back country hunt. The other piece of gear that I have seen offered for rent and thought that it would be a good idea is a satellite phone for hunting areas without cellphone coverage. I think that might just be a smart choice if you are going into the African bush or Asian mountains to chase critters.
Interesting idea. I have never rented anything other than a car in my life but I can see the advantage of a few things. For the most part I would always want my own gear but I can maybe see a wall tent or I really like the idea of a satelite phone for extreme situations when staying in contact would be needed. Would never need one in normal life so rental would be a great option. Other than that not much unless you wanted to try something really expensive out before you went and bought your own.
Just like I'm planning to go rent a HArley in the spring before I decide if I really need one or not. I've kept my permit for 20 years without a bike to ride.
I have always looked for ways to save money and gain skills. I have the firearms basics covered so I rarely buy firearms these days. But I do watch for bargains. Sometimes a little TLC with simple tools will let you bring an old gun back to life without investing a lot of money. One such find was a side by side 12 gauge marked “W. Richards” It is not from the fine English gun maker Wesley Richards, it is a cheap knock off copy probably made in Belgium about a hundred years ago...