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Explore, Enjoy and Protect

Wilderness Basics Course
San Diego Chapter
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Updated by Dave Grubb on 9/22/13.


Experience the remote beauty of the wilderness with intelligence and confidence!

This comprehensive course will give you key information about:
  • Map reading
  • Compass use
  • Equipment
  • Clothing selection
  • Food selection and cooking
  • Physical conditioning
  • Sanitation
  • Lots more!
  • Participants are taught skills to safely enjoy the wilderness. These skills are taught in lectures and practiced in overnight outings.

    Our goal is to share our knowledge and skills in the safe enjoyment of wilderness areas and to convey a sense of responsibility for maintaining the purity and integrity of the wilderness environment.

    Participants must supply their own equipment which may be rented from many sporting goods stores. Information about equipment will be covered in the course lectures.

    The course is offered each year from January to May/April with lectures on Tuesday nights 7:00 - 9:30 PM in two locations:

  • San Diego (Mission Valley) at the Scottish Rite Event Center (SRC);
  • Escondido at San Pasqual High School.