BACKPACKING BUILDING BLOCKS BASICS LECTURE 1 - Online Classroom

Lecture: Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) Course

BACKPACKING BUILDING BLOCKS BASICS LECTURE 1 - Online Classroom

This lecture is one of two required for graduation from the B3 course, introducing basic skills and gear important to comfort and safety during a backpack trip. WE WILL CONDUCT THIS SESSION VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE - see Meeting Place-Time section below for info on how to connect.

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

The program starts at 6:30PM sharp and ends at 9PM.   The best engagement in the session will come if you can join on a laptop or desktop computer, so that you can see the presentation and participate in breakout sessions with your mentor group.   You would also be able to see the presentation and participate in breakout sessions from your smartphone if you install the zoom app.  

To log into the meeting, click on this link from your laptop, desktop or smartphone:    https://zoom.us/j/491852558.  If you are asked for a meeting ID, use 491 852 558

 

 

Please contact the session leader if you do not have access to a laptop, desktop or smartphone to participate in the session.

This lecture starts with everyone having a chance to introduce themselves to one another in their mentor group.  Then we will provide an overview of the B3 course philosophy and core components;  We then review how to plan a trip based on the type of trip and expected conditions including how to develop a packing checklist;  and over the remainder of the session we'll cover the basics of clothing and footwear selection for backpacking, socks and foot care, hydration, water purification, and your cook system.  We will break into smaller discussion groups periodically during the session so that you can explore some topics in more depth and see demonstrations by your mentor(s).

Route/Place
Roster
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

None

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