Backpacking Skills

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In addition to the {{PAGENAME}} resources below, [[MeritBadge.Org]] offers a number of other resources including:
In addition to the {{PAGENAME}} resources below, [[MeritBadge.Org]] offers a number of other resources including:

Revision as of 20:33, June 1, 2009

MeritBadge.Org offers resource and video links for First Aid, Swimming,
Outdoor Skills, Backpacking, Cooking, Navigation, Cycling, and Wilderness Survival Skills.
Troop Program Features let you make Backpacking Skills a part of your troop program.

Contents

Backpacks
Preparation
Packing
Reducing Weight
Stoves
Food
Shouldering a Pack 
Backpacking Gear

In addition to the Backpacking Skills resources below, MeritBadge.Org offers a number of other resources including:


Resources

While your handbook is your primary resource, the links below can help you learn Backpacking Skills. See the Disclaimers. See the Boy Scout Handbook and Backpacking Merit Badge pamphlet. Make backpacking a part of your Troop Program.
  This symbol notes many other lesson videos.


Backpacks

Shortcut:
Backpacks

  Video: Internal vs. External Frame - Video: Buying a Backpack - Long Trip Backpacks - Video: Selecting a Backpack - Video: Selecting a Pack Cover - Picking a Hiking Backpack - External Backpack Frame - Internal Backpack Frame - Picking a Hiking Backpack


Backpacking Preparation

Shortcut:
Backpacking Preparation

  Video: Backpacking - Video: Planning - REI: Kitchen Checklist - REI: Backpacking for Beginners - How to Condition for a Backpacking Trip


Packing a Backpack

Shortcut:
Packing a Backpack

  Video: How to Pack for One Night - Video: Packing


Reducing Weight

Shortcut:
Reducing Weight


Backpacking Stoves

Shortcut:
Backpacking Stoves

  Video: Backpacking Stove Options - Video: Cooking Gear - REI: Stoves


Backpacking Food

Shortcut:
Backpacking Food

  Video: Backpacking Food - Video: Food to Pack on your Short or Long Hiking Trip


Shouldering a Pack

Shortcut:
Shouldering a Pack

  Videos: How to Wear a Backpack - Wearing a Backpack - Adjusting a Heavy Backpack on Shoulders - Adjusting Backpack Hip Belts - Adjusting Backpack Shoulder Straps - How to Put on a Heavy Backpack


Backpacking Gear

Shortcut:
Backpacking Gear
Also see Tent Types and Footwear.

  Video: Backpackign Gear - Video: Clothing - Video: Food - REI: Tents - Video: Camp Shoes - Video: Boots - Video: Jackets - Video: Pants - Video: Shirts - Video: Sleepwear - Video: Synthetics - Video: Underwear -


See also


Related awards

Outdoor Skills Awards
Outdoor-related awards


Disclaimers

Disclaimer: This information is not intended as a substitute for professional advice, or formal training. Please note that the only materials recommended by the Boy Scouts of America are those found or listed in official BSA materials such as the current Boy Scout Handbook. Backpacking Skills recommendations are constantly being revised. Neither MeritBadge.Org, nor its contributors make any recommendations. See the Guide to Safe Scouting.

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