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Online Lecture: Preparing for overnight hike with your child

  • 08 Apr 2022
  • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom Lecture

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Preparing for overnight hike with your child


by Michael Lee


Due to frequent requests, I am trialing an online lecture on how to prepare for an overnight hike. The purpose of this lecture to prepare your family for an overnight or short multi-day hike.


The lecture will cover the following topics

  • Why you would want to go hiking?
  • What kind of hiker are you?
  • Endurance and fitness
  • Clothing and footwear for the hike
  • Food, Water and Cookware
  • Sleep Systems
  • Toilets
  • Gadgets to bring
  • Hiking Apps
  • Trail Safety, health and hygiene
  • Comfort items to bring. Games. Books.
  • Other hiking equipments
  • How to pack
  • What is Base Weight vs Total Weight
  • Where to find additional resources


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