PEAC 1295 - Introduction to Backpacking
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles of wilderness backpacking. Students will develop the fundamental knowledge necessary for planning and participating in safe and enjoyable backpacking excursions. Topics for this course includes proper equipment selection and usage; trail selection; menu planning and food preparation; basic backcountry first aid; map, compass and GPS use; and Leave No Trace practices.
Students should be able to walk 5 miles/day while carrying a 40 lb. pack.
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