Demonstrate methods of packing and carrying a complete hiking kit for a 24-hour hike, it is not to weight more than 35 lbs., including the food. Be prepared to justify your choice of gear.
Take part in 3 hikes, during each of which gear is carried and you sleep out, distance of 2 hikes to be at least 10 miles each. The distance for the third hike to be not less that 30 miles, with 2 nights camping out. Detailed logs of very high standard to be handed in after each hike.
Select a route for a 15 mile hike from a 1;50000 topographical map, not necessarily of your own area. Give your reasons for choice of route
From a map select 3 areas of 8 mile square approximately, where a good hike camp should be possible, give reasons for your choice of areas.
Make an article of hiking gear, such as tent, sleeping bag, campfire blanket, rucksack, or stuff sack.
Show knowledge of personal hygiene and care of the feet and footgear.
Explain the precautions you should take while hiking in known bear country.
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