Basic Backpacking Awareness
HAT: Basic Backpacking Awareness
Indoor session: March 9-10th, 2013 - YLTC in San Leandro
Outdoor session: March 22-24th 2013 - Rancho Los Mochos in Livermore
The Basic Backpacking Course offered by the SFBAC’s High Adventure Team, is presented in the spring. Subject matter covers such items as:
- Trek Planning
- Leadership and Risk Management
- Wilderness First Aid
- Food Planning and Preparation
- Wilderness Navigation
- No Trace Camping
- Equipment (Personal and Group)
- Stoves and Fuels
- and several other specialty classes.
The Indoor Session will consist of classroom instruction with some hands on work. The Outdoor Session simulates a backpacking experience with exercises keyed to learn by doing. The exam is a “Take-Home” test and is given out at the end of the Indoor Session and collected at the beginning of the Outdoor Session.
For the indoor session participants are asked to bring a bag lunch for both Saturday and Sunday as there is limited time for the lunch break. Also, participants are asked to bring their backpacks (fully loaded) for the Sunday Indoor session.
The Indoor Session will be held at the Youth Leadership Training Center, 1001 Davis Street, San Leandro. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with the course beginning at 8:00 a.m.
The Outdoor Session begins Friday evening and ends Sunday afternoon at Rancho Los Mochos in Livermore.
This course is a requirement to receive your HAT number.
A current Annual Health and Medical Record parts A,B&C are required for this course.
Cost: Early registration: $60.
For more information contact Dick Smith