Succeeding at the Camino

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  • Date
    Saturday, 16 September, 2017
  • Time
    From 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC London
  • Price
    Free
  • Address
    MEC London
    1051 Wellington Rd
    London, ON
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This program is designed to provide and overview of the equipment needed as well as some tips and tricks for a successful trip walking the Camino. What do you need? What type of pack is essential? What time of year should you go? and how should you pack your pack to be efficient and safe? Join us at MEC London on Saturday to learn everything you need to know.

By the end of the session, participants will:

Be familiar with the essential equipment required for a trip to walk the Camino, including:

  • The route and time of year
  • The 10 essentials
  • Day hiking footwear considerations
  • Clothing systems
  • Daypack considerations - sizing and how to pack the pack
  • Sleeping systems and accommodation tips
  • Health and Safety Items
  • Electronics

Understand the steps required to plan a safe, comfortable trip, including:

  • Trip research and finding resources on popular day hikes in one’s region
  • Assessing weather and its impact on equipment selection
  • Leaving trip info with a contact back home

Be aware of the resources available at MEC that support them in their hiking adventures.

The clinic is free but please do register below as spaces are limited. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Allie VanSteelandt at allie.boddy@mec.ca or call the store 519-668-6657 x205