Basic Backpacking Lecture 3

Lecture: Basic Backpacking

Basic Backpacking Lecture 3 - Online Classroom

Lecture 3 for the Seattle Basic Backpacking Course

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  • Casual

6:30pm - 8:30pm via Zoom.


  • Trip selection and preparation.
  • Etiquette before, during, and after a trip.
  • The Expedition Mindset.
  • Self care on the drive, on the trail, and in camp.
  • Northwest Wildlife: what to expect and how to act.
  • Intro to First Aid.
  • Intro to Trip Planning
  • What to expect on your student backpacking trip.
  • Next Steps for you in your backpacking career.

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

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

None for the lecture.

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