Learn to pack your backpack

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

So you want to do overnight and multi-day bushwalks eh? Do you want to go ultralight, carry your bespoke coffee maker and extra mats, photography gear and a pillow or go so somewhere in between? 

At the gearstore I'll walk you through the basics of packing your backpack. This is NOT a "taya's way is the right way". There is no right way and backpack-packing is an art more than a science really. Rather I will guide you through the arguments and very practical demonstrations using "real-life" backpacks and gear, through the following themes, so you can make your own mind up:

* ultralight v comfort-packing

* waterproofing your pack beyond a packcover

* weight and volume distribution in your pack

* food weight

* backpacking for snow activities

* packing for urgent and emergency situations

* common pitfalls in backpacking

This talk is suitable not only for bushwalkers but anyone who wants to do overnight and multiday "STUFF". This doesn't cover clothing selection - we can do that another day! 

I'll see if I can order some pizza as well. 


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