Beginning Backpacking

Clinic

Beginning Backpacking - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

This course is for those who are interested in backpacking, but haven't tried it; or for those who've tried it a couple of times and are looking to improve their knowledge.

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Mountaineers Seattle Program Center
The seminar will take place from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.

This course is for those who are interested in backpacking, but haven't tried it; or for those who've tried it a couple of times and are looking to improve their knowledge. The class covers how to select and properly pack your backpack, food/stoves and cooking, boots/socks and hiking without blisters (or how to treat them if you get them), tents/sleeping bags and how to be comfortable sleeping on the ground, leave no trace camping (and how to answer the call of nature without any facilities), clothing and layering, and much more.

If you have any questions, contact the Backpacking Committee chair Todd Mitchell at 206 297 7176 (before 9pm) or toddbackpack@gmail.com

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participants will earn:

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Mountaineers Seattle Program Center


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Required equipment will be described at the course

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