Winter Camping - 2021

Snowshoeing Course

Winter Camping

Winter Camping course. Lecture: December 5, Field Trip Prep January 23, Field Trip February 27 - 28

Info
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Tacoma Mountaineers offers you the chance to extend your snowshoeing, skiing and snowboarding activities to multi day adventures with this class on winter camping. We will cover pitching a tent on snow, and building snow structures such as, snow caves and trenches. We will also cover equipment, clothing, food, winter first aid concerns and tips and tricks on how to make a winter overnight an enjoyable experience. Snowshoe trekkers, snowmobile enthusiasts, snowboarders, skiers and climbers are all welcome.

Students are encouraged to have experience traveling on snow using snowshoes with a 35-60 pound backpack.  

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

Additional badges needed to graduate

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Required Equipment

There is some equipment that will be required to complete the course but we suggest that those new to winter camping refrain from purchasing new equipment until after the classroom session. This will probably avoid a few of the mis-steps of over purchasing or purchasing inadequate gear. A sizable portion of the classroom evening is devoted to what gear to get, how/why to choose it and where it may be purchased or rented. Some of the things on the list are:

  • Tent (3 or 4 season)
  • Winter sleeping bag
  • Insulating sleeping pad (minimum 2" thickness)
  • Stove and fuel
  • Critter proof food storage container
  • Snow shovel
  • Extra gloves
  • Snowshoes *required for the field trip

Check out the gear rentals: Snow Links

 

Course Materials

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