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Wilderness Bushcraft Winterish Overnight (11/24/2018)

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The Basics:
Event Type:Hike - Backpack
Event Location: Little Elbow / Powderface Area
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Nov 24 2018  1:00 PM  (Carpool Departure: 10:00 AM   *log in for location*)
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Nov 23 2018 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:2 days
Difficulty Rating:D3: Moderate
Event Coordinator(s): Ben Cheong
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Member Cost:$3.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

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: 6 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Still have a bit of time to do a random wilderness overnight backpack. Hike out, overnight, have a campfire dinner and breakfast and go home the next day. Bring a tent or build your own shelter, your choice. Do a bit of bushcrafting or just regular tent it. But I think cooking over a campfire is an awesome event, let's share some food for dinner and breakfast.

Distance: 3-4km one way (maybe even less). Not going very far as the aim is to have more fun than work but bring a saw if you have one as we'll be scavenging for firewood. (but if you don't want to forage you might have to sit in a corner of he forest, just sayin')
Elevation: 10-20m expect bushwhacking for a short section

- 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)
- Expect early winter conditions
- Best is if you bring old clothing that is campfire smoke, ember and rough-use resistant.

Required Items to Bring:
- usual backpacking stuff but in particular
- a good insulating sleeping mat (unless you are going to rough it with boughs) - A tarp for shelter
- BEAR SPRAY (yes they are still awake)
- Headlamp and spare batteries (or bring an old fashioned pressure lamp, those things are cool if you have one)
- 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)
- 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 (
- Waterproof matches or lighter or fire rod or bring your own friction stick or flamethrower (if you prefer)
- Backpacking saw
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Hiking poles
- small (or Big) hatchet or (humongous) machete chopper
- small (or Big) cooking pot suitable for a campfire
- If you want, a grill suitable for a campfire, otherwise rocks makes awesome grills
- Camera
- Any super duper latest and greatest gear you want to try out

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Wait for email for exact location.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):150Km
Carpool Departure Time: 10:00 AM
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions
** Calgary Transit Info
Carpool Cost: Approximate vehicle expense for this event is $39.00 (calculated at total Km * $0.26, effective Sunday, August 18, 2019). 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.
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in COC events.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$3.00/Person
Cost Includes:Event Fee
Make a Payment:$3.00 Event Fee (if applicable) to be paid to your event coordinator. Activity fee, if applicable, (i.e. court fee, bowling fee, camping fee, etc.) to be paid as instructed by your event coordinator.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!