Basic Backpacking Lecture 1

Lecture: Basic Backpacking

Basic Backpacking Lecture 1 - Online Classroom

Lecture 1 for the Seattle Basic Backpacking Course

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  • Casual

6:30pm - 8:30pm via Zoom. 

The Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants a day or two beforehand.


  • Introduction and course overview
  • Introduction to local backpacking regions
  • Overview of a typical Mountaineers backpacking trip.
  • The Ten Essentials
  • Nutrition and food

We'll take a 10 minutes break about half way through.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

None for the lecture.

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