Wilderness Overnight - Sat, Oct 19 2019

Wilderness Overnight (10/19/2019)

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$3.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)
The Basics:
Event Type:Hike - Backpack
Event Location: Little Elbow / Powderface Area
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 19 2019  9:30 AM  (Carpool Departure: 8:30 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 18 2019 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 days
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Ben Cheong
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Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:2
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 4 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Wilderness overnight camp and backpack. Do a short hike out to a wilderness location, overnight, have a campfire dinner and breakfast and go home the next day.
This will be a bit of a bushcrafty type (ever make tarp/tent pegs from branches?) weekend where there will be be mucking around with wilderness skills such firecraft, shelter- building, basic navigation, the use of tools such as knives, saws and axes, foraging, water sourcing, stuff you've seen on Youtube movies and want to try out etc. Practice leave not trace etiquette as far as possible. Make a spoon too if you want.
If you're new to wilderness skills, just come and play and watch and maybe learn a thing or two and just tent it. If you spend anytime in the wilderness, its useful to learn what can help you if you're ever stuck overnight.
This is a wilderness event, so no facilities. We'll be using the resources available to set up camp. See basic skills and techniques at work, find out what works and what doesn't and the myriad of options when you're in the bush with minimal gear.

I think cooking over a campfire is an awesome community event, let's also do a mini potluck, share some food for dinner and breakfast.

Distance: 2-4km one way (maybe even less). Not going very far as the aim is to have more fun than work but we will be scavenging for firewood (a saw is very useful here).
Elevation: 10-20m expect bushwhacking for short sections

- This is is a FUN anything goes event which will involve staying up for part of the night (mostly in the interest of staying warm so this is a good thing).
- Might not be the best event for you if you prefer chatting than firemaking
- Expect early winter conditions
- Best is if you bring old clothing that is campfire smoke, ember and rough-use resistant.

Any questions ask me.

Event will be weather dependent

Required Items to Bring:
Bring gear that is not likely to break easily and avoid non-waterproof cotton.

Needed for shelter building (if you're not tenting it): - A sturdy sharp knife. If its a folding knife, make sure it has a blade lock
- A backpacking saw.
- A small tarp
- Jute twine and regular cord for cordage

Rest of the stuff below, are in addition to usual backpacking gear:
- Waterproof boots
- Extra set of dry clothes including base layers, socks and gloves.
- Hat
- Layers for warmth, snow and/or rain. Your outer clothing should preferably be fiery hot ember resistant (i.e. it's ok to have fire ember holes in them, see note above about campfire cooking)
- Usual backpacking stuff for the climate conditions
- A watch
- A basic compass

- BEAR SPRAY (yes they are still awake)
- Headlamp with fresh batteries (or bring an old fashioned pressure lamp, those things are cool if you have one)
- Waterproof layers
- Waterproof boots and gaiters
- Extra set of DRY clothes including base layers, socks and gloves.
- Work gloves and work shirt something that will be ok being dirty and tough enough to resist tears as we'll be gathering firewood
- Food (mmm....food)
- Waterproof matches or lighter or fire rod or bring your own friction stick or flamethrower (if you prefer)

- We might have to pack water in depending on how frozen things are
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Hiking poles
- Gaiters
- Small (or Big) hatchet or (humongous) machete chopper
- Small (or Big) cooking pot/fry pan suitable for use over a campfire
- If you want, a grill suitable for a campfire, otherwise rocks makes awesome pot stands
- Camera
- Any super duper latest and greatest gear you want to try out
- Backpacking shovel

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Wait for email for exact location.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):150Km
Carpool Departure Time: 8:30 AM
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** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $34.50 (calculated at total Km * $0.23, effective Friday, July 10, 2020). This is based on $0.15/Km for maintenance, plus current gas price divide by 9. Note that drivers with large vehicles have the option to adjust this cost based on their vehicles. Your carpool driver will confirm exactly how much money they require to cover costs. Please split the actual amount among all people in the vehicle and bring some change as drivers are not expected to carry change.

Winter Considerations:
Going into front country terrain with no significant avalanche terrain.
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