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Backpacking Essentials Micro Retreat!

What:

A full day education and resiliency workshop on all things camping, backpacking and hiking. You can expect to leave this workshop having introductions to all the major topics associated with camping. 

Where:

LB J Historic Oak Grove park located right off Nash Hernandez and Chicon street. It's right on lady bird lake and a big parking lot available. 

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Topics covered: 

  • How to optimally pack a backpack 

  • What food to bring

  • How to pack food based on your weight/distance

  • Best equipment for various different backpacking and camping experiences

  • How to stay clean, dry and hygenic on the trail

  • Safety in the backcountry  

Tentative Outline of Education: 

10:00 AM - 11: 00 AM - INTRODUCTION TO BACKPACKING AND CAMPING

  • The difference between camping and backpacking

  • Checklists for backpacking and camping

  • Essentials for both experiences camping and backpacking

11:00-12:00 PM - HOW TO PACK FOR A BACKPACKING TRIP

  • Backpack: What size should I carry?

  • How to pack a backpack  efficiently and appropriately

  • How much should my pack weigh based on my proportions? What should my pack weigh based on my weight

12:00- 2:00 - BACKPACKING MEALS AND SNACKS. 

  • Three go to healthy meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner on backpacking trips
  • What does a backcountry kitchen look like

  • How do I plan my food for my weight and dietary needs

  • Cooking methods and storage for meals

2:00-3:00- Group discussion and Q & A on individual needs and questions

What to bring: 

  • If you don't have any equipment that is totally fine but bring your backpack, cooking materials etc if you do have them! 
  • Your own lunch

Price: $47

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