Backcountry 101 - Packing for Overnight

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  • Date
    Saturday, 20 May, 2017
  • Time
    From 11:00 am to 12:00 pm PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Victoria
  • Price
    Free
  • Address
    MEC Victoria
    1450 Government St
    Victoria, BC
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PACK LIKE A PRO FOR YOUR NEXT OVERNIGHT HIKING TRIP!

Join our camping specialists from 11:00am-12:00pm for a FREE one-hour clinic designed to introduce you to the equipment required for a safe and comfortable trip and tips for backcountry travel.

By the end of this session, participants will be familiar with the essential equipment required for an overnight backcountry adventure, including:

  • The 10 essentials for backcountry travel;
  • Appropriate footwear;
  • Clothing and layering systems;
  • Cooking systems;
  • Sleeping systems;
  • Understanding the importance of a properly fitted backpack and learn how to pack your own.

We will provide all the materials you need for this clinic. Come with your questions and a sense of adventure!

Please meet in the camping department in the south end of our store.

 


Questions?

Please contact our Outreach Coordinator, Caitlin Brown at caitlin.brown@mec.ca or call the store at (250)386.2667