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Winter Back-Country Skills

Saturday, December 3, 2022, 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Eldorado National Forest Supervisor's Office (SO).
100 Forni Road
Placerville, CA  
Additional Info:
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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Skills and Items covered: Vehicle Winter Preparation - what you need to know to prepare your vehicle and emergency supplies if stuck in traffic. Pack and Winter 10 Essentials - going over the must have items when heading out into the winter back-country. Clothing - covering the layering system and types of materials best suited for cold and wet conditions, Weather - how to make both a good forecast at home and out on the trail. Winter Nutrition for the Backcountry - covers food and hydration for cold high energy needs for the winter back-country traveler. Emergency Shelters - how to build or find a shelter from a tree well to a snow cave. Basic Avalanche Awareness - the very basic decision making for pre-trip and in the field including the "GETS" and "KBYG". Winter First Aid Kits and Hypothermia - what you need in your kit different from the summer and how to identify and treat mild to moderate hypothermia. Leadership and Group Dynamics - planning a trip with the concept of working as a harmonious and collaborative team.

Location:  Eldorado National Forest Supervisor's Office (SO) at 100 Forni Rd and Briw Rd, Placerville, CA.


Size limit 25
Note: Bring lunch, snacks, water, and prepare for both cooler mornings and warmer afternoons.
In order to participate everyone must sign the patrol liability waiver provided at the event.
Recommended donation to cover cost of $20 at the webpage or in person.

To Cancel this registration you must email and request a cancellation.  This Is appreciated to open a space for others.