Backcountry 101: Intro to Day Hiking

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  • Date
    Saturday, 13 January, 2018
  • Time
    From 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm EST
  • Organizer
    MEC Kitchener
  • Price
    Free
  • Address
    MEC Kitchener
    10 Manitou Dr.
    Kitchener, ON

BACKCOUNTRY 101

INTRO TO DAYHIKING


OVERVIEW

This program is an overview of the equipment needed for an overnight hiking/backpacking trip. What do you need? What type of pack is essential? ... and how should you pack your pack to be efficient and safe? Join us at MEC Kitchener on Saturday to learn everything you need to know.


AGENDA

  1. Introduction   (5 min)
  1. 10 essentials + one (15 min)
  1. Day hiking footwear (10 min)
  1. Clothing systems (10 min)
  1. Daypacks (10 min)
  1. Pre-trip planning (10 min)
  1. Resources (3 min)
  1. Conclusion (2 min)


BY THE END OF THIS SESSION

                  Be familiar with the essential equipment required for a day hike, including:

-          The 10 essentials

-          Day hiking footwear considerations

-          Clothing systems

-          Daypack considerations

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 day hiking adventures and point them to popular options in their own region.