2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Oct 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

REC 113 - Backpacking

Description: Techniques for efficient backcountry hiking. Skills for the beginning backpacker; includes packing and travel tactics, safety and low impact camping. Must possess adequate physical abilities for backcountry travel with a backpack. Overnight trips required.

Credits: 1
Lab: 2

Course Content:
1. Travel Techniques
a. Equipment: care, selection and resources
b. Packing and carrying
c. Rations, nutrition
d. Map reading, route finding
2. Safety
a. Southwest weather/seasons
b. Basic first aid
c. Safety and accident prevention
3. Expedition planning, behavior and dynamics
4. Low impact camping
a. Campsite/shelter selection and use
b. Stove use and fire pits
c. Sanitation and waste disposal
d. Wild land management and use
Learning Outcomes:
  1. Select and pack equipment and provisions for a back country hiking trip. (1,2)
  2. Apply map reading and navigation skills. (1)
  3. Plan an expedition. (2,3)
  4. Establish and maintain a low impact campsite. (4,2)