How to Choose and Fit a Pack

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  • Date
    Thursday, 14 February, 2019
  • Time
    From 06:00 pm to 07:00 pm EST
  • Organizer
    MEC Kitchener
  • Price
    Free
  • Address
    MEC Kitchener
    10 Manitou Drive
    Kitchener, ON


how to choose and fit a pack

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT!

Join one of our camping specialists from 6pm - 7pm for a FREE one-hour clinic designed to introduce you to the basic considerations involved when choosing a pack for your backcountry adventures. 

When it comes to selecting a pack, there are lots of options! This one-hour session will help you determine which pack is right for you by reviewing the following: 

  • Types of packs 
  • How to properly fit a backpack
  • Care and repair

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


MEC KITCHENER BACKCOUNTRY 101 SERIES

Learn what you'll need to bring on your backcountry or frontcountry camping & hiking excursions, how to plan for a safe, positive adventure while keeping the wilderness you enjoy clean and healthy. 
 

OUR CLASSES THAT ARE CURRENTLY INCLUDED IN THIS SERIES (Bonus: We've added some new ones!): 

  • Alpine Ski and Waxing (NEW!) 
  • Introduction to Cross Country Skiing (NEW!) 
  • Introduction to Snow Shoes (NEW!) 
  • Introduction to Water Filteration Systems (NEW!) 
  • Introduction to Indoor Climbing (NEW!) 
  • Introduction to Winter Camping (NEW!) 
  • Hiking the Camino Trail (Back by popular demand!)
  • Introduction to Map & Compass
  • Introduction to Digital Navigation & Geocaching
  • Introduction to Day Hiking
  • Introduction to Ultralight Trekking
  • Introduction to Backpacking
  • Camp Kitchen
  • Gear Repair and Maintenance 
  • Introduction to Camp Knots

 


BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR 2019 TRAIL RACE!

Join MEC Kitchener for a fun and friendly trail race on Sunday August 18th, 2019 at Laurel Creek Conservation Area in Waterloo. A fantastic trail through dense forest, and along the reservoir! Get chip-timed results, coffee and bananas, plus unlimited high-fives from stoked MEC members and staff. 

Our inclusive race will provide a little something for every racer - get out for a fun run with friends, bring a first-timer, or challenge yourself and your PB. 

For more details, and to register please visit: https://events.mec.ca/node/242286


INFO

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our friendly MEC Kitchener Outreach and Learning Coordinator Jessica at jessica.brake@mec.ca or 519 896 4972.

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