Interested in planning an epic backpacking trip, but unsure about how to start?
This online session demonstrates... How To Plan A Backpacking Trip to Sam Houston National Forest.
Troy and Victoria host this workshop for all skill levels from beginner to advanced backpackers and for weekend warriors to thru-hike enthusiasts.
The session is divided into two parts.
During Part 1 (72 minutes), we discuss:
Where to go
Going solo vs in a group
Route planning considerations
Destination planning considerations
International planning considerations
During Part 2 (30 minutes), we conduct a live demonstration which covers:
Utilizing a planning checklist
Using websites, apps, google docs, and other resources
Creating a backpacking trip plan
00:41:34 Victoria Flores: Hey everyone! Here is a link to the backpacking planning checklist we will be going over today. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fDnCXrHk5fWKEY6JleQtdt4H-Q8-ccgI80mhtl_qo9E/edit?usp=sharing
00:48:15 Shannon Bailey: Would love to hear more about Mexico/Latin America!
00:51:57 Victoria Flores: Feel free to join our new Austin Backpackers Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/austinbackpackers 😄
00:58:31 Elizabeth Gray: is there any information on resources for military veterans also?
01:01:49 Elizabeth Gray: Texas State Parks pass for veterans
01:18:50 Victoria Flores: Yes! We will send out a recording after. Thanks for joining 🙂
01:20:25 Lila: Favorite water filter systems?
01:23:41 Guru Prasadh: All this talk of water is making me thirsty :-) Let me go camel up! BRB
01:24:20 Victoria Flores: Sawyer Mini Water Filter: https://www.rei.com/product/890900/sawyer-mini-water-filter
01:24:44 Lila: thanks
01:25:08 Victoria Flores: BeFree Katadyn Filter: https://www.rei.com/product/116364/katadyn-befree-10-l-water-filter-bottle-338-fl-oz
01:31:10 Shannon Bailey: Big Bend updates road conditions all of the time!
01:39:50 Mimi Uong: Where can I get this document?
01:40:56 Victoria Flores: Mimi, you can find it here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cu8zwzGcMq4NML7WxUrK6ggCJ3oOdkWf37vMgUYJILM/edit?usp=sharing
01:54:12 Erika Haren: what purifier do you recommend
01:55:32 Celeste Hubert: How do you hike into areas that have no water (like Guadalupe Peak) - do you truly have to carry 9 L of water in addition to your 40lb pack?
01:55:36 Troy: Grayl https://amzn.to/3pCRQQJ
01:56:31 Shannon Bailey: Thank you! I look forward to seeing the video of this next part (trip planning!) (which I have to miss!)
01:56:35 Troy: Sawyer level 3 Sawyer level 3
01:56:47 Troy: Checklist - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fDnCXrHk5fWKEY6JleQtdt4H-Q8-ccgI80mhtl_qo9E/edit?usp=sharing
01:57:16 Shannon Bailey: I will! Thank you!
01:59:56 EllenC: Thank you Troy for such an informative presentation!
02:01:40 Troy: https://www.campendium.com/sam-houston-national-forest
02:03:36 Guru Prasadh: Thanks for the very informative presentation Troy. Really enjoyed it. Gotta drop off now! Ciao!
02:08:05 Mimi Uong: I have to go now. But can someone email me the link to the recording: firstname.lastname@example.org ? (I give up social media for Lent so I deleted my FB for now 🙁 )
02:12:57 Troy: Mimi, we’ll post the recording in the event description and I’ll email it to you. Thanks for attending.
02:14:17 Jenny: I have to hop off but thank you for organizing.
02:14:29 Victoria Flores: Thank you for joining Jenny!
02:15:10 alane: What is a good pack size for 1 to 3 day hikes?
02:24:19 Troy: For 1 day hikes i use a 30 liter pack. For anything 3 days to 3 months I use a 44 liter pack. But it really depends on the size of your tent, sleeping bag and sleeping pad, etc.
02:30:28 alane: I have to drop. Thanks very much
02:30:54 Victoria Flores: Thanks for joining Alane!
02:33:12 Elizabeth Gray: thank you for this, I will have to go
02:34:28 Gassan: Are there maps or resources on what places allow backcountry camping and campfires? Big Thicket is the only place I know of in Texas.