Worcester YM (20's &30's): Introduction to DIY Backpacking Gear
Date and Time
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 1:00PM - 4:00PM
University of Mass Medical School, USA, Worcester, MA 01605,
Registration is required for this activity.
Join us for an introduction to Do It Yourself backpacking gear.
We will touch on a wide range of DIY gear projects, but will primarily focus on sleeping bags and hammock quilts.
Topics covered will include:
- types of insulation, loft & baffles, and temperature ratings
- fabrics, thread, and hardware (draw cords, zippers, clips, etc)
- required tools
- basic sewing techniques
- planning your project
- tips and tricks for building your project
I started hiking and backpacking summer of 2015 and was immediately hooked. Within a year I had finished the N.H. 4000 footer list and haven't stopped since. In addition to introducing new people to hiking and backpacking, I enjoy teaching others about hammock camping and creating their own equipment.