2020 - 2021 College Catalog 
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2020 - 2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PEDH 128 - Backpacking and Camping

Credit Hours: 1
Lecture Hours: 0
Laboratory Hours: 2

Prerequisite(s): None

Restriction(s): Adventure Recreation, Park and Outdoor Recreation, and Physical Education Studies majors only

Corequisite(s): None

This course is an introduction to basic 3-season backpacking and hiking. Techniques for minimizing impact on the environment are emphasized. The course includes discussions on trip preparation, meal planning and cooking techniques, hiking considerations, campsite selection, safety considerations, equipment selection, and leadership skills. An overnight experience is required. A course fee will be required for registration in this course.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. The student will properly select and utilize appropriate equipment and supplies (including menu planning) required for a backpacking trip
  2. The student will be able to hike in mountainous terrain for sustained periods with up to 25% of his/her body weight in a pack. The student will be able to develop an appropriate fitness program for backpacking
  3. The student will be able to describe and follow leave no trace principles
  4. The student will be able to demonstrate use of a map and compass
  5. The student will follow proper land use policies in the New York State forest preserve and other regions
  6. The student will follow individual and group health and safety guidelines on a backpacking trip and have the skills to facilitate a safe backpacking trip