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Backcountry 101 - Packing for an Overnight Hiking Trip

Date: 
Repeats every week every Saturday 9 times .
Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Pack Right for your next Overnight Hiking Trip!  Join MEC's camping specialists every Saturday morning from 11:00am-12pm for a free one-hour clinic designed to introduce you to the equipment required for a safe and comfortable trip and tips on backcountry travel. By the end of the session participants will be familiar with the essential equipment required for an overnight backpacking adventure, including:

The 10 Essentials for Backcountry Travel

  • Appropriate Footwear
  • Clothing and Layering Systems
  • Cooking Systems
  • Sleeping Systems
  • Understand the importance of a properly fitting backpack and learn how to pack your own

 MEC will provide all of the materials you need for this clinic. Come with your questions and a sense of adventure! Please meet in the camping department, in the south end of the MEC store.  As weather permits, they may hold this clinic on the patio.

Cost to Attend: 
Free

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