Backcountry 101 - Learn to Winter Camp

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  • Date
    Saturday, 16 February, 2019
  • Time
    From 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
  • Organizer
    MEC London
  • Price
    Free
  • Address
    MEC London
    1051 Wellington Rd
    London, ON

WHY GO WINTER CAMPING? LOADS OF REASONS. YOU GET PRIME CAMPSITES WITHOUT CROWDS. IT'S BLISSFULL QUIET, EXCEPT FOR SOFT WHUMPFS OF SNOW FALLING OFF TREES. PLUS, NO BUGS

Depending on how far you’re going and how you’re getting there, you may need more (or fewer) items on the cold-weather camping checklist below. Do plenty of trip planning and research before you head out, and remember: hut booties are always a good call. By the end of the session, participants will:

 

Understand the addeed importance that winter conditions place on selecting appropriate equipment.

 

Receive an overview of the essential equipment required for cold weather camping and travelling including:

  • Clothing and Footwear systems
  • Sleeping and Shelter systems
  • Cooking systems
  • Personal Items and safety gear
  • Snow and Travel Gear
  • Trip planning

 

Understand some of the most basic considerations involved in choosing between various modes of travel including:

  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Backcountry Nordic skiing

* This clinic will not address avalanche safety, except to highlight the importance of receiving avy training prior to entering avalanche terrain.

 

INFO

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our friendly MEC London Outreach Coordinator at alethia.clarke@mec.ca
 
 

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