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Beginner Backpacking Class: Gear & Food

  • May 11, 2014 · 5:00 PM
  • Club Room, White Flint Station Condos

This is part of a beginner-backpacking series that includes two early evening Sunday classes, and a two-night, beginner backpacking trip.

- Class 1: Gear & Food, May 11, 2014, 5-8 PM
- Class 2: Planning a B/P Trip, June 15, 2014, 5-8 PM
- Two-night backpacking trip, June 27-29, 2014

Check separate calendar entries for more information about the other class and the trip.

Topics: This first class covers basic gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bags & pads, boots, clothing, etc) and cooking & water gear (stoves, water filters) & food basics (good choices, how much, how to prepare it). We'll provide tips on fitting, buying, usage, and packing light, and hands-on demonstrations. We’ll have gear on-hand (bring yours too) to show you different features and demonstrate hands-on techniques. We will send you home with a gear-list to help you prepare for your next trip!

Registration: Attendance for classes and trip is limited and requires registration. Class size is limited to 20 people; students must be 16 or older. Each class costs $20 for expenses; payment (check or PayPal) in advance will confirm your spot. You may register for either or both classes. (Contact Liz directly at [masked] to register.)

Photos: Albums of last year’s beginner backpacking trips:

- Big Meadows area, SNP (spring): 
- False Cape State Park (fall):

Where: Bethesda Club Room, White Flint Station Condos, 11800B Old Georgetown Road, North Bethesda, MD ( The entrance is at the corner of the building, across from a construction site, and the room is on your right just after entering. The location is one block north of the Red Line’s White Flint Metro station. Street meter parking is free on weekends and there is a Metro parking garage one block away that is also free on weekends.

Leaders: Liz Guertin ([masked]; SCPRO) & Mike Darzi ([masked]; AMC & SCPRO).

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