Backcountry 101 - May17

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  • Date
    Thursday, 17 May, 2018
  • Time
    From 06:00 pm to 07:00 pm PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Vancouver
  • Price
    Free
  • Address
    MEC Vancouver
    130 West Broadway
    Vancouver, BC
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Backcountry 101 is intended to help novice outdoor enthusiasts plan, prepare and pack for their day hiking or overnight / multiday adventures.  It is an introduction to equipment and knowledge needed to safely complete your next trip.

Important Notes:

  1. We hightly recommend the "DAYHIKING" topic as the ideal prerequisite to the three other topics as it covers the foundation of heading into the backcountry.
  2. Please meet your MEC Clinic Leader at our Member Service Desk.
  3. If you have booked a space and you can no longer attend the clinic, please email us at vancouveractivities@mec.ca so that we can offer your space to another member - our clinics book up quickly and we want to ensure all spaces are being used.
  4. Each week of the month will focus on a different topic as follows:

     

1ST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH: DAYHIKING

 

  • Pre-Trip Planning
  • The 10 Essentials
  • Dayhiking Footwear
  • Clothing Systems
  • Daypacks

2ND THURSDAY OF THE MONTH: CAMP KITCHEN

 

  • Cooking Systems
    • Stoves
    • Cooking Hardware
  • Food
  • Water Purification

3RD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH: BACKPACKING

 

  • Pre-Trip Planning
  • Backpacking Footwear
  • Backpacks
  • Sleeping Systems
    • Sleeping Pads
    • Sleeping Bags
    • Tents

4TH THURSDAY OF THE MONTH: MAP & COMPASS BASICS

 

  • Maps & Scales
    • Contour Lines
    • Color & Terrain Indicators
    • Map Legend
    • Scale
  • Compasses
    • Anotomy of a Compass
    • Types of Compasses
    • Setting Declination
  • Maps w/ Compasses
    • Orienting the Map
    • From Map to Field
    • From Field to Map
    • Following a Bearing

5TH THURSDAY OF THE MONTH (IF APPLICABLE): DAYHIKING

 

  • Pre-Trip Planning
  • The 10 Essentials
  • Dayhiking Footwear
  • Clothing Systems
  • Daypacks