Hiking the bruce trail

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  • Date
    Saturday, 09 November, 2019
  • Time
    From 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST
  • Organizer
    MEC London
  • Price
    Free
  • Address
    MEC London
    1051 wellington rd
    London, ON

 



This program is designed to provide and overview of the equipment needed as well as some tips and tricks for a successful trip hiking the Bruce Trail. What do you need? What type of pack is essential? What time of year should you go? and how should you pack your pack to be efficient and safe? Join us at MEC London to learn everything you need to know.


By the end of the session, participants will:

Be familiar with the essential equipment required for a trip to hike the Bruce Trail, including:

  • The route and time of year
  • Day hiking footwear considerations
  • Clothing systems
  • Daypack considerations - sizing and how to pack the pack
  • Sleeping systems and accommodation tips
  • Health and Safety Items
  • Electronics

Understand the steps required to plan a safe, comfortable trip, including:

  • Trip research and finding resources online
  • 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 hiking adventures.

 


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:

  • Learn how to use a map and compass
  • Planning for your first overnight backpacking trip
  • Camp skills - How to cook like a chef in the wilderness
  • How to plan a canoe or kayak camping trip
  • Intro to ultralight backpacking - do it for the grams
  • Learn how to tie six of the best basic knots
  • Succeeding at the Camino

     

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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