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Backpacking seminar -- managing pack weight

Thinking of lightening your load but not sure where or how to cut weight? Trying to save money but still be comfy in camp? In this seminar we'll talk about the various backpacking trade-offs (comfort, weight, cost, durability) and help you decide what works for you. We'll do some lecturing about the big ticket items, but will have plenty of time for discussion and group activities. Bring your own gear for show and tell, or check out examples we'll have on hand from our stash.

Talk gear to me, baby!


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  • Tim M.

    Great seminar. Learned a lot.

    February 17, 2014

  • Joy T.

    That was a great and informative seminar. Thanks sarah. :-)

    February 16, 2014

  • Sung W C.

    Great opportunity to try out different equipment and refresher for tips

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Jean

    Thank you for a relaxed, informative experience.

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a great seminar! Thank you so much Sarah and team. It's great to be a part of the tips and tricks sharing to make backpacking so much fun. I hope you all have a great time on the weekend trip!

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Sung W C.

    Sorry will be late due to traffic.

    February 16, 2014

  • Sung W C.

    Anyone know if you need to feed the meters on Sunday in front of REI?

    February 16, 2014

  • Collin

    Sarah, I am bringing an extra kitchen scale and a luggage scale if anyone wants to weigh some gear. I think it's a good idea to weigh gear. It takes the guesswork out of lightening your pack.

    February 16, 2014

  • Brian W

    Wish I could make it.

    February 15, 2014

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