Essential Backpacking Skills

Event Date:

August 28, 2021

Event Time:

8:00 am

Event Location:

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center

Getting ready to spend the night out in a tent? This course will teach you the skills to be successful and comfortable spending a night in the wilderness. We will go over the fundamentals of backpacking by packing our pack, setting up a mock camp, learning how to use our stoves, making a fire, storing our food, and cleaning up. And, of course, you will learn the proper way to poop in the woods.  All of this while following the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace. You’ll learn practical camping skills for use in every situation, from car camping to long-distance backpacking.

Topics include:

  • Gear basics – “10 Essentials”
  • “The Big Three” – tent, sleeping bag, and tent
  • Backpack – proper fit and how to pack
  • Cook systems
  • Choosing a campsite
  • Basic fire starting techniques
  • Food planning and storage
  • Hygiene

Demo gear will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.

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By: Mike

  • Beaver Meadow Audubon Center
  • 1610 Welch Road
  • Java
  • NY

Event Schedule Details

  • August 28, 2021 8:00 am   -   1:00 pm
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