Backcountry 101 - Intro to Day Hiking

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


INTRODUCTION TO DAY HIKING

PLEASE REGISTER ONLINE TO SECURE YOUR SPOT!

Join our camping specialist from 11am-12pm for a FREE one-hour clinic designed to introduce you to the equipment required for a safe and comfortable trip in your frontcountry or backcountry travel.

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • 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.

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


MEC 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:

  • Introduction to Map & Compass
  • Introduction to Navigation 
  • Introduction to Day Hiking
  • Introduction to Ultralight Trekking
  • Inroduction to Backpacking
  • Camp Kitchen
  • Gear Repair

INFO

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our friendly MEC London Outreach and Learning Coordinator Alethia Clarke or 519 668 6657 x205

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