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GOOGLE MEET: Beginner’s Backpacking Gear Prep

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GOOGLE MEET: Beginner’s Backpacking Gear Prep

*This MeetUp is a video conference call*

February 27th, 6:30PM-7:30PM

Hi Backpackers of all levels! Please join us for a video MeetUp geared towards helping our “beginners” prep gear for backpacking!

During this video conference, experienced backpackers of all levels will be available to discuss primary concerns related to gearing up for upcoming trips. Discussion points include:

  • Packs
  • Clothing/Shoes
  • Sleeping Gear
  • Shelter
  • Food
  • Cookware
  • Water
  • Situational Awareness
  • Attitude

We request that any beginners become aware of (and carry) the 10 Essentials before committing to any beginner’s backpacking trips. Due to time constraints, we cannot go over these in detail during this video conference. We will host a bonfire in March where we can cover these essentials in the detail they deserve.

To join this Google Meet, please use this link:

Beginner’s Guides:
What kind of pack is best for you? (VIDEO)
What are the 10 Essentials? (VIDEO)
10 Essentials listed by REI (WEB)
Repackaging Food for the Backcountry (VIDEO)
Leave No Trace: The Backpacker’s Oath (VIDEO)
How to Poop in the Woods… Video by REI

Thank you! You help keep this group going!

Upcoming Beginner’s Backpacking Trip:
Cuyamaca State Park
Green Valley Campground to Arroyo Seco Primitive Camp
When: April 20-21
Mileage: 1.5 miles each way on a fire road

If you have any question at all, please don’t hesitate to message me.

February 27 2024


Date: February 27
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hiking Group:
RSVP: Visit Meetup Website


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San Diego Backpackers
Website: Visit Organizer Website


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