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Enjoying the Great Outdoors

STUDY
PLAY
When outside we need to stay...
Warm
Dry
Full
3's
3 minutes without oxygen
3 hours without shelter in extreme conditions
3 days without water
3 weeks without food/nourishment
??? without the will to live
Things to consider when planning any trip
who...is invited
what...do we need
when...will we be back
where...are we going
why...because I can
how...much will I take
Why is there a push for the outdoors?
Technology!
Seven Principles of Leave No Trace
1. Plan Ahead and prepare
2. travel and camp on durable surfaces
3. dispose of waste properly
4. leave what you find
5. minimize campfire impact
6. respect wildlife
7. be considerate of other visiters
Leave No Trace Slogans
Pack it in, pack it out
Take only pictures, leave only footprints
Leave it cleaner than you found it
Who is responsible for the outdoors?
We all are!
practice the 7 principles, educate others and lead by example
How much weight should guys carry when backpacking?
1/3 of their lean body weight
How much weight should girls carry when backpacking?
1/4 of their lean body weight
3 parts to the compass
needle- magnetic- points to magnetic north
dial- part with numbers- can turn it around
plate- tells us where to go/what direction to travel
#1 thing to know about orienteering?
Where you are on the map
"3 rooms to bring backpacking"
Bathroom, kitchen, bedroom
How to pack a pack for backpacking
Heavy stuff goes on top near the back
Sleeping bag goes last
Water also goes last
When hiking on a trail...
the slowest person leads the pack
the most experienced person is the tail (the sweep)
people going up hill, have right of way
when passing horses, step way off the trail
corral dogs when passing horses
SOS
Save our Souls
3 of anything means I am in trouble
Backpacking is...
self-sufficient camping
How long does it take an organic apple to decompose?
6 months
How long does it take a cigarette to decompose?
The tobacco part- 2 years
The butt- 25+ years
How long does it take metal to decompose?
100 years
How long does it take plastic to decompose?
1,000 years
How long does it take glass to decompose?
4,000 years
When do things never decompose?
on glaciers or high altitudes
Stern
back
Bow
Front
Port
left
starboard
Right
5 dangers to white water
hydraulics (off a waterfall and water spirals)
foot entrapment (foot caught in rock)
strainer (when tree falls in and current pulls under)
Pinning (getting caught between the boat and a rock)
Hypothermia (happens when in wet water between 40-50 degrees)
What do you need to have in the boat with you?
A PFD- personal flotation device
Have to have one per person
Parts to a paddle
blade
shaft
grip
three types of grips
pear
Y
T
Who steers the canoe?
The person in the stern
draw stroke
for turning corners
push out, then pull in sharp.
J Stroke
for the person in the back
forward stroke, then pull back into a J shape to slow down and turn
Forward stroke
front person
Hold it straight up and down and push
Order to save things if tipping happens
Self
vehicle (boat)
Keys (paddles)
equipment
6 Dimensions of Well-Being
POSSIE
P
Physical- do something physical every day, even if it is going for a walk
O
Occupational- do something you enjoy. Life is short.
S
Social- we need to have friends and down time
S
Spiritual- We need to believe in something, while also respecting what others believe
I
Intellectual- We need to learn something new every day
E
Emotional- Balance happy and sad
know how to handle both
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