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Backpacking Basics for Beginners

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 8:00am

Gorman Nature Center
2295 Lexington Avenue
Mansfield, OH 44907

Have you always wanted to try backpacking but have been reluctant to because you are unsure of what equipment to use or how to go about planning a trip? First time backpackers can be overwhelmed with the amount of conscious, critical, calculated decisions that come with coordinating a backpacking trip and trying to choose the correct gear to accommodate the trip. Whether you’re planning a day trip to Southern Ohio, a weekend trip on the Appalachian Trail, or a multi-day trip conquering Mt. Everest; gear selection is the first step in coordinating for a successful trip.  This program is designed for hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts who have little or no backpacking experience in a mountain or wilderness environment.  We will explore topics related to equipment selection and packing, meal planning and cooking, water treatment, and approaches to hydration, food storage and caching strategies, leave no trace principals, basic land navigation with maps and many other backpacking skills. We will end the program with a naturalist led hike through GNC property. By the end of this program, attendees will have a foundation upon which to build more advanced wilderness and backpacking skills. This program will be led by Kyle Bailey.

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