HAT Basic Backpacking Awareness (Session 1 of 2)
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Description: HAT Basic Backpacking Awareness (Session 1 of 2)
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Registration Begins: 1/7/2014
Last Day to Register: 3/5/2014
Late fee: After 2/21/2014 a fee of $20.00 will apply.
Contact E-mail: joanns@sfbac.org
Cost: $60.00 per Participant

training patchHAT: Basic Backpack Awareness 

Indoor session: March 8-9, 2014 - Del Valle High School, 2253 5th St, Livermore, CA
Outdoor session:  March 21-23, 2014 - Rancho Los Mochos in Livermore



Subject matter covers such items as:

    • Trek Planning
    • Leadership and Risk Management
    • Wilderness First Aid
    • Evacuation
    • Food Planning and Preparation
    • Wilderness Navigation
    • No Trace Camping
    • Equipment (Personal and Group)
    • Weather
    • 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. 

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


Activity Location: Map:  1001 Davis Street, San Leandro, CA 94577, US
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