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Avalanche Awareness & Safety for Hikers and Backpackers (Member Q&A)
In this Member Q&A, we'll provide the foundations for recognizing avalanche hazards and a framework for avalanche risk management.
Winter Hiking & Backpacking Gear – Part 2
Interested in winter hiking and backpacking? In this webinar, learn how to use your existing kit, plus a few extra strategic items, to be safe and comfortable in the winter. Part 2 of 2.
Winter Hiking & Backpacking Gear – Part 1
Interested in winter hiking and backpacking? In this webinar, learn how to use your existing kit, plus a few extra strategic items, to be safe and comfortable in the winter. Part 1 of 2.
Backpacking Cameras and Photography Skills
An online live (and recorded) webinar introduction to backpacking photography skills, techniques, and gear.
An Introduction to Map & Compass Navigation
An online live (and recorded) webinar introduction to map and compass use for hiking and backpacking.
Protecting Your Food From Bears (Members Q&A)
Learn how to store your food and protect it from bears in the backcountry - an overview of different methods and when to use them.
Backpacks for Backpacking: Design, Materials, and Use Cases (Member Q&A)
Learn how to choose a backpacking backpack for specific types of trips based on design, materials, and use cases.
Route Planning Tools & Processes (Member Q&A)
Planning a route for wilderness backpacking trips in remote environments can be complicated. In this webinar, learn about route planning tools and processes that simplify planning and help you plan safe, comfortable trips in the backcountry.
Trekking Poles (Member Q&A)
Learn how to choose and use trekking poles for backpacking, trekking pole design, and how trekking poles influence physiological energy costs and biomechanics as related to mitigating overuse injuries.
Base Layers, Wicking, and Backpacking (Member Q&A)
Learn how to choose a base layer for backpacking, base layer material performance differences, and how base layers impact moisture transfer in the broader context of a clothing system.
How to Manage Electronics and Batteries in the Backcountry (Member Q&A)
Considerations for managing backcountry electronics including portable battery packs, batteries in cold temperatures, headlamps, cameras, satellite communicators, fitness watches, smartphones, and more.
How to Plan Food for a Backpacking Trip (Member Q&A)
Considerations for backcountry food planning, caloric density, packaging, and more for hiking and backpacking.
Choosing an Ultralight Shelter for Backpacking (Member Q&A)
How to make the decision of what type of ultralight shelter to use on various types of backpacking trips in different seasons.
Lightweight Clothing Layering Systems for Backpacking (Member Q&A)
How to assemble and save weight on a clothing layering system for hiking and backpacking to stay warm, dry, and comfortable.