A full day education workshop all about backpacking right in the heart of Austin! Not only will we learn together, we will also have time to hike the park and do a polar plunge in the falls for those interested!
* Location off Lady Bird Lake Trail. Will be announced one week before workshop.
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
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