SAFETY, TIPS, & GEAR
1) Outdoor Tips to Review
This station will review the BASICS for getting started in several categories of high adventure.
Keep in mind that this is meant as a NOVICE (new to the sport) introduction into each adventure and further training and practice from an experienced mentor will be necessary before participating in any of these activities. (This workshop is not meant to be the official training for the adventure and is not responsible for your safety in the activity. Always seek the guidance of a trained/certified instructor in the sport.)
You may already have more experience in some of these adventures; in that case try to plan to do something you've never tried before! Challenge yourself to something NEW!
Some General Reminders for Back-Country Adventures :
(Review the Outdoor Trail Prep & Fun workshop and Middle School First Aid workshop!)
SOME NOTES ABOUT COOKING-
SOME NOTES ABOUT TENTS-
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Watch this video tutorial on how to repair a tent tear below.
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Virtual Field Trip:
- Need a little gear shopping inspiration?
Check out this virtual trip to several outdoor gear outfitters. (Or you can visit their online stores.)
- If you see something you might need, jot it down on your shopping list!
2) Watch EACH video as some knowledge can be used in other adventures as well.
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When you are finished watching each video, share the following with someone:
1. Choose the high adventure activity that you will begin planning/preparing and share your choice in the discussion board. (If you know the particular location and/or you are using a commercial guide service please share why you chose it above other options.)
2. Create & share a gear list of things you will need for this adventure.
- Create 3 columns & put gear items into categories: HAVE, BORROW/RENT, NEED TO BUY.
- For the "NEED TO BUY" items be specific for the type of gear or the features you want in the gear. (For example, don't just say: "life jacket", say "Type III PVC life jacket"). You may need to do a little research if the video doesn't cover all of the gear options.
- Look online for the store with the best price for each item you will need to buy. Share the specific item and its features you chose and its cost on your gear list.
- Your "NEED TO BUY" and "RENT" columns should also include fees and costs for equipment rental and if you are paying a guide to go with you or lead the adventure.
3. Add it all up & share: How much money will you need to earn and save to do this adventure?