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Introduction to Backpacking


Learn how to keep warm, dry, well fed, found, and comfortable. In this one-day workshop we will learn how to pack, what to bring, how to stay comfortable, and how to stay found.

Topics include:

How to pack for extended trips:

  • Backpack size
  • Gear needed for 2 days – 3 months
  • Tents or tarps?

Kitchen:

  • Stoves, pots, pans…what is really necessary.
  • Nutrition requirements for extended backpacking

LNT

  • Managing human waste
  • Dealing with kitchen waste
  • Fires…yes or no?

First Aid & Emergency

  • What to include in your first aid kit
  • Contents of your emergency bivouac kit

Clothing

  • How to keep warm, dry, and comfortable

Sleeping Bags and Pads

  • How to choose and what you need
  • Survival

Survival

  • Shelter building
  • Fire starters

Basic Map & Compass

  • How to read a map
  • Using a compass without a map.

What to Bring:

  • Your personal backpacking equipment (if you have any)
  • Lunch
  • A sense of adventure

What we Provide:

  • A variety of equipment for you to check out.
  • Maps and compasses
  • A fun and educational experience!

 

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Date

Saturday Jun 15 2024

Time

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location

North Star Adventures LLC
491 Stevens Rd
North Star Adventures LLC

Organizer

North Star Adventures LLC
Phone
207.956.0045
Email
NorthStarAdventures1@gmail.com
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