November 28, 2023


Safe Travel USA

Learn the Essentials of Backcountry Journey: Virtual Inexperienced persons Backpack Course Spring 2021

By Thomas Meissner


Zoom Seminars: March 31, April 7, April 14, 2021, 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

People hiking on Bay Chapter Backpacking Section trip to Henry Coe State Park

Learn how to travel safely and easily with only a pack on your back via the annual Beginner’s Backpack course run by the Backpack Section.

We are supplying this prospect for people who have minimal or no expertise in backpacking but want to take a look at backcountry trails and get absent from the crowds.

As the Sierra Club is nevertheless shut and in-particular person outings are suspended, we are keeping this year’s class practically through Zoom on a few evenings. Professional Backpack Part leaders will present the subject areas as slide reveals or films. There is time allocated for contributors to inquire thoughts. 

After in-individual outings have begun again, the Backpack Section programs to offer two-day right away discipline journeys for system individuals. 

Aspect 1: March 31, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
1)    Introduction
2)    Backpacks
3)    Tents
4)    Clothes
5)    Boots + Socks

Aspect 2: April 7, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
6)    Maps + Navigation
7)    Water Therapy
8)    Sleeping Mattresses and Sleeping Baggage
9)    LNT + Minimal Affect Tenting
10)  Excursion Preparing Section 1

Portion 3: April 14, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
11)    Backcountry Cuisine
12)    Journey Organizing Component 2
13)    Health care Difficulties in the Wilderness
14)    Bear Canisters
15)    Stoves

Recommended donation to the Backpack Portion: $20. It covers all three lessons and on line entry to the training course content.

Info and Registration:
Please R.S.V.P. however the SF Bay Chapter Functions and Occasions Calendar.
Make contact with: Thomas Meissner
E-mail: [email protected].

Photograph by Roger Williams from a Bay Chapter Backpacking Section trip to Henry Coe State Park.