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Backpacking Gear Junkie

£20.00

Overview

Interested in outdoor kit? Want a good idea of what to buy and how to keep it in top condition? Join Mike Rushton from Tamarack as he takes you through this interactive day of delving into the world of outdoor gear. Mike will take you through both clothing and equipment - demonstrating how to use it correctly and how to maintain it in the field or afterwards at home.

Content

- Selecting and correct fitting of a backpack

- Sleeping systems for the ground and hammock dweller

- Cooksets, pots and stoves

- Clothing and layering systems

- Water collection, filtration and purification systems

- Backpacking foods, snacks and nibbles

- Tents, tarps and hammocks

- Achieving your ultimate backpack base weight

- Addition of specialist tools such as axes, ice axes, snow shoes etc

... and much more. A knowledge packed day full of hints and tips for making that outdoor experience even better.

Brief Itinerary

After meeting at Tamarack Outdoors we will spend the day inside the store delving into the world of outdoor kit.

Feel free to bring along your rucksack loaded with your usual gear. Where time allows Mike will look to answer any key issues you may be having with your backpacking equipment.

Dates & Booking Details
Directions
Equipment
FAQs

Saturday 16th November 2019

Course starts at 09:00 and finishes at around 16:00

Cost: £20.00

Price includes tuition and hot & cold drinks. The course does not include food or transport. Specialist equipment provided.

Additional Information

Course Size: 6

There is a minimum age limit of 16 for this course. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information on this event or to be added to the reserve list, contact the Tamarack Team on 01995 601011 or via email at sales@tamarackoutdoors.co.uk

Instructions

Meet at Tamarack Outdoors at 09:00 on the Saturday, the course will finish around 15:00.

Directions from the South

- From M6 North bound take junction 32 M55 signposted Fleetwood, Preston North.

- Follow signs for A6 Preston and Garstang.

- At roundabout take the third exit signposted A6 Garstang.

- After 5.5 miles turn right on the B6430, sign posted Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Club.

- Follow signs for Ray Lane and the Creamery Industrial Estate.

- Pass Garstang Country Hotel and Golf Club.

- Turn right onto Calder House Lane, sign posted Ray Lane Industrial Estate.

- Stay on Calder House Lane, after several bends this turns into Bruna Hill, then into Ray Lane.

- Follow Ray Lane over humped back bridge and under railway bridge.

- Pass under railway bridge and turn immediately left passing the Kenlis Arms on the right.

- Head for signs for the Creamery Industrial Estate.

- On entering the estate, straight in front you, you will find Tamarack Outdoors.

Directions from the North

 - From M6 South bound take Junction 33, signposted A6 Garstang and Fleetwood.

- At the roundabout take first exit, signposted Garstang, Blackpool and Fleetwood.

- After 7.8 miles turn left onto Cock Robin Lane, signed Garstang Country Hotel & Golf Club

- At the end of Cock Robin Lane turn left onto B6430.

- All other directions as from the South.

Map

Recommended Course Kit List

- Notebook and Pen

- Lunch and snacks for the day

- Feel free to bring along your rucksack loaded with your usual gear, where time allows Mike will look to answer any key issues you may be having with your backpacking equipment.

Q: What do I need to bring?

You will need food and snacks for the duration of the course.

Feel free to bring along your rucksack loaded with your usual gear, where time allows Mike will look to answer any key issues you may be having with your backpacking equipment.

Q: Do I get a discount on any equipment while on the course ?

Yes, all course participants get a 10% discount on all products purchased at Tamarack during the course.

Q: What about insurance?

Tamarack hold the relevant insurance to carry out this type of activity. However, it would be an advantage to all students to have their own travel insurance.

Q: What happens now that I have booked and paid for a course?

After you have booked and paid to attend one of our courses you will find all the information you will need within the FAQs or the relevant course page you have booked on. Here you will find dates, timings, meeting point, what kit and food provision you need etc.

One Day Courses - If you have booked on a one day course you will be contacted firstly by telephone one to two weeks prior to the course. If a message has to be left we follow this up with an email. The reason for contacting you is to ensure you are still able to attend and that if you have any further questions or queries regarding the course we can sort this out.

Multiple Day Courses - If you have booked on a multiple day course you will be contacted firstly by telephone  two months then again one month  prior to the course. If a message has to be left we follow this up with an email. The reason for contacting you is to ensure you are still able to attend and that if you have any further questions or queries regarding the course we can sort this out.

YOU WILL NOT BE SENT THROUGH THE POST PAPER JOINING INSTRUCTIONS, ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED IS ON OUR WEBSITE.

Q: If I have booked and paid for a course and I need to cancel, do I get my money back?

To see our full course terms and conditions please click here