Perhaps youâ€™ve been on plenty of day hikes, maybe some camping trips and now you want to move onto something a little more challenging â€¦. An overnight hike, carrying all your own gear! Or could it be that youâ€™re completely new to hiking and maybe wondering what to pack for an overnight hiking trip?
A common mistake for first-timers is to over pack and nothing ruins a hike more than having too much weight on your back! We think itâ€™s important to at least get a few of the basics right when heading out on your first overnight hiking experience so you actually enjoy it â€¦..and will want to do more!
Itâ€™s also equally as important to realise that you will learn something new every time you head out on the trail, which is all part of the challenge and enjoyment of living out of a backpack!
With so many products on the market, so many options and opinions, the whole idea of getting the right gear together for the first time can be extremely daunting, so weâ€™ve designed a â€˜women onlyâ€™ gear workshop to help you plan and prepare for an overnight hike.
Our knowledgeable and experienced bush walking & backpacking guide, Sue Oâ€™Connor will share valuable information to help you get the best out of your overnight hiking trip.
The workshop will include:
How to choose a backpack suitable for you
How to fit and adjust a backpack to provide you with maximum comfort
How to pack a backpack for an overnight hiking trip
Essential items you should carry in your backpack
Where to hire, buy or source a backpack for your first overnight experience
Additional weight of a backpack can affect your body, feet and walking experience - how to prepare yourself physically
Food & Cooking Equipment required - tips, tricks, storage and more
Water - availability, sterilisation, how to carry
Having suitable footwear and clothing
Shelter - Bibb Track Huts & Tents
Sleeping bags, mats and keeping warm
Other items for comfort, hygiene and personal safety
**If you have your own gear (or some of it), please bring it along to the workshop - it could be useful to show others, or alternatively you may want to know more about it and find out if it's suitable**
**If you'd like to join us on our Bibbulmun Track Overnight Hike, you are eligible to attend this workshop for free - Please click this link for more information & to book on the Overnighter:
PARKING: There is street parking around the back of the building.
Workshop & Presentation, Guest Speaker - Sue O'Connor
Meet & Greet with Adventurous Women® Owner - Sue Hile
Tea, Coffee, Wine & Nibbles
IF YOU ARE ATTENDING OUR OVERNIGHT HIKE ON THE BIBBULMUN TRACK, THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE FOR YOU TO ATTEND - PLEASE JUST FILL OUT A BOOKING FORM SO WE KNOW TO EXPECT YOU & IGNORE PAYMENT ADVICE.