Basic Backpacking Gearpalooza

Field trip: Basic Backpacking

Basic Backpacking Gearpalooza - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

A half day in town "field trip" in which students can examine in-person examples of the various kinds of backpacking gear to help them make their purchase decisions.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
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Seattle Program Center.   9:00am - 2:00pm.

Backpacking Gearpalooza  is an opportunity to check out a lot of backpacking gear all in one place, and to talk with experienced Backpacking leaders and instructors about that gear: how it works, why they chose it, what they like about it, what they don't, etc.  The goal is to give you as much information as possible before you make your own gear purchases.

Students will rotate through a number of stations each with a particular category of gear: tents, sleep systems, stoves, water filters, etc.   Leaders and instructors will be available at each station to describe the various options, answer questions, etc.  Some stations will be outdoors, so please dress appropriately.

Some details about the 2022 Backpacking Gearpalooza are currently unknown because of  rapidly changing COVID-19 guidleines.  Our goal is to make the event as hands-on and interactive as possible.  Full details will be announced no later that the second lecture.


Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

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