Backpacking Basics

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Backpacking Essentials Course


Major Topics Covered

  •  Dayhiking vs. Backpacking
  •  Physical conditioning
  •  Boots & socks
  •  Clothing
  •  Raingear
  •  Backpack
  •  Tent
  •  Sleeping bag & pad
  •  Stove
  •  First aid kit
  •  Purifying water
  •  Food & cooking
  •  Getting clean
  •  Staying warm or cool
  •  Leave no trace ethics
  •  Hazards
  •  Trip planning
  •  Selecting a campsite
  •  Topographic Map & Compass Navigation basics
  •  GPS Navigation Basics
  •  Information sources
  •  Beyond backpacking
  •  Demonstrations / exercises

 

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