Essentials of Backpacking Field Trip

Field trip: Backpacking

Essentials of Backpacking Field Trip - Lions Park, Olympia

Student Gear Demo Day Field trip for the Essentials of Backpacking Course

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Hi folks we are meeting at Olympia's Lions Park.

  • Address800 Wilson Street SE, Olympia WA
  • Time: Please plan to arrive by 6:15pm. Gear Demo begins at 6:30pm. Plan at least 2 hours.
  • Bring: snack/food/ something to keep you hydrated.
  • Dress for the weather we will be outside.

This is a Student Gear Demo Demonstration. Be prepared to bring all essential backpacking items you will need for a planned & unplanned (10 Essentials) adventure in the backcountry. 

This includes*

  • Have food items listed on paper for breakfast/lunch/dinner/ snacks for a 2 day trip, but bring food prep and cooking utensils / fuel.
  • All clothing items needed including pack, boots, poles and extra gear.
  • Sleep system.
  • Tent system.
  • Water and water purification. 

*Gear will be covered in lecture and GEARAPALOOZA field trip. At this Student Demo Day bring all items you CURRENTLY have.  We will help make suggestions for the final list of items before the Lake Sylvia overnight field trip on May 18th, 2024.


Lions Park, Olympia

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Required Equipment please see Leader's Notes!

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