Today’s entry is a quick one.
Today Michelle and I went to Mountain Equipment Co-op for a free “Backpack 101” session. It was about an hour long and run by a young guy named Mat who was very knowledgeable about backpacking.
He talked about how to pack a bag properly and the sort of things you should have. It was mainly for people who plan to backpack camp for a few days but he adapted it to our plans to hostel on our trip as needed.
Overall a good experience and I would suggest sitting in on a session if your a member since they are free. Our greatest value was the opportunity to ask lots of questions of someone who had his experience in other countries.