Introduction to Backcountry Hiking: Gear and Equipment

Date: Apr 28, 2019 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Interested in learning about how to get involved in backcountry travel? Unsure of where to start or what you need? We can help! We have invited three knowledgeable outdoor backcounrty instructors to help shed some light on three key subjects to help get you started.
Sunday April 28 - Gear and Equipment
Sunday May 5 - Creating Dehydrated Meals
Sunday May 12 - Navigation
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The equipment portion of the program will focus on what gear you will need to take with you into the backcountry. We will discuss tents, backpacks, sleeping bags and pads, footwear, headlamps, and various other bits and pieces. We will talk about different types of each piece of gear, what you should look for and where you should look when purchasing your first pieces of backpacking gear.

About the instructor:
My name is Scott Thorp and I've been disappearing into the backcountry for my entire life. My family would go on an annual 3-4 night backpacking trip, and I learned to love the feeling of being out in the middle of nowhere, ideally surrounded by mountains and lakes. I still go out on overnight trips as often as I can, and have learned to minimize the amount of gear I bring with me. I have lots of experience and knowledge to share and I'm excited about helping people get inspired to head into the woods and experience the beauty of the backcountry.

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