Tips for your backpacking & canoeing trek. Underneath it all is your need to Trek Safely. For your outing, much picking & packing & cooking transfers from one type of trek to the other. There are some important differences, though….
- Hot (or cold): Winter Camping / Backpacking Tips, required reading according to Mr. Roderick.
- John Biesecker’s Winter Camping Tips One and Winter Camping Tips Two
- Vince Phillip’s backpacking equipment list to prepare yourself for the Turtle
- Vince Phillip’s backpacking tips to make sure you carry your shell correctly
- Dale Karweit’s crew-gear list for backpackers, including his commentary about “don’t try to bring the Dutch oven”
- Dale Karweit’s food & cooking for backpackers
- Best of all, Vince Phillip’s leadership tips for backpacking leaders
- From John Biesecker, material on camping on a budget, low-tech camping, improvising gear!
- Safe Swim Defense & Safety Afloat training is available by Internet.
- Don’t forget water safety….check out the BSA guide to safety afloat & safe swim defense.
- Mike Hock’s canoe risks & scenes to test your emergency skills
- A last-minute trek check list to make sure you’ve got good plans
- Reminder of the skills needed in self-rescue (alone or with another paddler).
- Then, of course, there’s how to get it up alone
- A side-by-side of before-and-after-January 2005 canoe merit badge requirements
- And then there are Council Canoe Clinics for you: ask Mr. Hock for information & dates.