The mark of a healthy outdoor group is getting members into the outdoors! Official trips encourage new friendships, mentoring at all levels and a sense of belonging to the group. Other events inspire and generate club connection.
Events and trips
No one can deny the joy of tucking into a delicious meal at the end of a day in the hills. Although they say hunger is the best spice, everyone will have had a few fantastically memorable meals, and other feeds which they would rather forget.
The Backcountry Trust, established by NZ Deerstalkers Association, Trail Fund NZ and Federated Mountain Clubs is the place to go for all things related to voluntary work on our back country infrastructure.
Tent tramping with a baby can sometimes be easier than hut tramping with a baby – main reason? Simply the fact you don’t need to worry about whether or not your baby will wake someone else up or not!
Let’s face it, outdoor gear is usually expensive. For those who are new to the outdoors, or to a particular activity, the cost involved can be a real barrier to giving it a go. Clubs that offer gear hire are providing an excellent service to help people to get into, and stay safe in, our wild places.
One of the many benefits of club membership is reducing your costs of getting to the hills by combining resources for transport. But as soon as any money changes hands, you need to be aware of the rules surrounding payments and transport, otherwise you can stray unwittingly onto the wrong side of the law.
Safety and liability are two buzz words in today’s society. When it comes to outdoor clubs, there is a lot of misconception around what the responsibilities of the club, the leaders and the individuals.
There are a number of different ways to run a photo competition, which can be made to suit even the smallest club, through to the whole of FMC. We’ll discuss a few ways to make it work for you.