Sierra Club – Backpacking/Camping 101 Presentation, Discussion, & Show & Tell

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Sierra Club – Backpacking/Camping 101 Presentation, Discussion, & Show & Tell

When:
February 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
2019-02-23T13:00:00-06:00
2019-02-23T14:30:00-06:00
Where:
Land Trust Parking Lot Bankhead
2442 Bankhead Parkway
Sierra Club - Backpacking/Camping 101 Presentation, Discussion, & Show & Tell @ Land Trust Parking Lot Bankhead

This is the first event in a series this spring to get people who might be interested in camping and backpacking up to speed and ready for a backpacking or camping adventure. On February 23, the Sierra Club of North Alabama will lead a Backpacking/Camping 101 Class where we will discuss what to expect on a backpacking trip, the gear needed, preparations and how to either get started camping/backpacking or to help people wanting to transition from camping to backpacking. This will be a discussion on the basics and include some show and tell of equipment. You will be provided a list of equipment you will need to camp/backpack safely. This will be an outdoor event so dress for the weather… folding chairs may be helpful.

Additionally, there will be two follow-up events:

March 30-31 Sierra Club will host an overnight camp-out in the Monte Sano State Park to give people a chance to try out any new camping gear or techniques in a fun, safe environment, close to home, with experienced campers ready to help with camp/tent set-up. We are planning to have a camp cooking demonstration and a social bonfire.

May 11-12 Sierra Club will host an overnight back-packing trip at the Cathedral Caverns State Park to allow people to have a fun, low risk back-packing experience. The hike to the camp-site is about 1 mile from the trailhead. Again we will have experienced backpackers to help with camp/tent set up.

The two follow-up camping/backpacking events will be posted soon, on Meetup as their own events, keep your eyes out for those posts.