Gear Practice Day

Lecture: Introduction to Backpacking

Gear Practice Day - Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

Bring your loaded backpack for a short practice hike. Instructors are available to discuss how to load and adjust your pack.

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Setup will start at 6:00pm, gear practice will begin at 6:30pm and end at 8:00pm.  Please plan to help with putting away chairs and tables.  Thanks!

Bring your gear to this session as a final step to prepare for the trail!  You have learned the basics, now it's time to put your skills to use by bringing your loaded pack and taking a short practice hike up the hill near the Tacoma Program Center.  Instructors will be available after the practice hike to discuss loading and adjusting your pack.  

Route/Place

Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center


Roster
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The 10 Essentials plus:

Tent (or comparable shelter)
Sleeping Bag
Sleeping Pad
Backpacking Stove
Fuel
Food Storage
Backpack
Bowl and Spoon
Water Filter

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