Beginning Backpacking Series - Weeknight Classes and Weekend Beginner Trips

  • May 8 · 6:30 PM
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Session 10 in a 10-week series for those new to backpacking or interested in learning. Full details about the series can be found here:

http://www.meetup.com/louisvillehiking/messages/boards/thread/40947132/

This weeks topic(s):

BASIC KNOTS FOR BACKPACKING

FINDING GOOD GEAR WITHOUT GOING BROKE
Where to Buy
Stores vs. Online
Consideration of used equipment
DIY

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
Going Ultralight
Backpacking with Children
Winter Backpacking
Groups
Solo
Extended Trips

HEALTH AND SAFETY CONSIDERATION
Hygiene
Plants
Insects
Wildlife
Bears and rodents
Female Considerations
First Aid Issues and Emergencies

REVIEW OUTINGS DETAILS (OPTIONAL)

EVALUATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Lois

    May I ask which knots were covered in class?

    May 9

    • Douglas W.

      Overhand, square/reef, sheetbend, taut line hitch, clove hitch, bowline, fishermans, double fishermans, prusik, alpine butterfly, and a few others.

      1 · May 9

  • DC G.

    Great time Douglas! Thank you for the time and effort putting this together.

    1 · May 9

  • Susan S.

    Awesome!! I'm so grateful I was able to be a part of this backpacking series. Thanks again Douglas & Jennifer for providing all this info for us.

    1 · May 8

  • Jeannie K

    Again a great class! Headed to library tmrw for a book on knots :)

    May 8

  • Amanda

    I am trying to finish my last appointments
    Will be late arrival

    May 8

  • John S.

    Not sure if im gonna be able to make it might get there late

    May 8

  • William Lytle S.

    Doug, sorry I'll have to cancel tonite. Home AC is down and have been waiting since noon for repair man to show up.

    May 8

  • Jeannie K

    should we bring rope?! After last week I'm not sure what to expect but the hands on is the best!

    May 8

  • Susan S.

    I hate to miss the last class, therefore I plan on coming but i will be really really late. Would that be ok?

    1 · May 7

    • Douglas W.

      Susan, you are always welcome not matter when or how late, as long as you are okay with it.

      1 · May 8

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