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<center><big>[[Troop Program Features]] let you make {{PAGENAME}} a part of your troop program.</big></center><br>
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[[Backpacks]]<br>
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[[Backpacking Preparation|Preparation]]<br>
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[[Packing a Backpack|Packing]]<br>
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&nbsp;[[Reducing Weight]]<br>
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&nbsp;[[Backpacking Stoves|Stoves]]<br>
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&nbsp;[[Backpacking Food|Food]]<br>
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&nbsp;[[Shouldering a Pack]]&nbsp;<br>
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&nbsp;[[Backpacking Gear]]<br>
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In addition to the {{PAGENAME}} resources below, [[MeritBadge.Org]] offers a number of other resources including:
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*[[Backpacking|Backpacking Merit badge]]
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*[[TPF-Backpacking|Make Backpacking A Part of Your Troop Program]].
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*[[Sun Protection]] - [[Insect Protection]]
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* [[Clothing]]: [[Footwear]] - [[Socks]] - [[Layering]] - [[Cold Weather]] - [[Warm Weather]] - [[Wet Weather]]
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*[[Cooking Skills]] - [[Campfires]]
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*[[Leave No Trace]]
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*[[Navigation]]
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*[[Outdoor Code]]
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*[[Outdoor_Gear]]: [[Sleeping Bags]] - [[Sleeping Pads|Pads]] - [[Tent Types|Tents]]
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*[[Water Purification]]
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*[[Weather Skills]]
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;Also see
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{{Scout Skills See Also}}
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==Resources==
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While your handbook is your primary resource, the links below can help you learn {{PAGENAME}}. See the [[{{PAGENAME}}#Disclaimers|Disclaimers]]. See the [[Boy Scout Handbook]] and [[Backpacking|Backpacking Merit Badge]] pamphlet. [[TPF-Backpacking|Make backpacking a part of your Troop Program]].<br>
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; This symbol notes many other lesson videos.
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==Backpacking Skills==
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{{Shortcut|[[Backpacking Skills]]}}
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'''See''': [[Backpacking|Backpacking Merit Badge]] and [[Philmont Scout Ranch]]. [[TPF-Backpacking|Make Backpacking A Part of Your Troop Program]].
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==Backpacks==
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{{Shortcut|[[Backpacks]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1896_backpacking-frame-pack.htm Video: Internal vs. External Frame] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/156468_picking-backpack.htm Video: Buying a Backpack] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18278_hiking-gear-choose-backpack-long-trip.htm Long Trip Backpacks] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/129867_how-select-backpack-camping.htm Video: Selecting a Backpack] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/129881_how-select-pack-cover-camping.htm Video: Selecting a Pack Cover] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/135866_picking-a-hiking-backpack.htm Picking a Hiking Backpack] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/135864_external-backpack-frame.htm External Backpack Frame] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/135865_internal-backpack-frame.htm Internal Backpack Frame] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/135866_picking-a-hiking-backpack.htm Picking a Hiking Backpack]<br>
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*[http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwrec/touch/camping/ext-vs-int.html Internal Frame vs External Frame] - [http://www.helium.com/items/271210-the-difference-between-internal-frame-and-external-frame-backpacks Internal vs.External Frames] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpack.html REI: Backpacks]
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==Backpacking Preparation==
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{{Shortcut|[[Backpacking Preparation]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video-series/172_backpacking-video.htm Video: Backpacking] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18174_multiday-hiking-plan.htm Video: Planning] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+kitchen+supplies+checklist.html REI: Kitchen Checklist] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+beginners.html REI: Backpacking for Beginners] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18874_nature-hiking-conditioning-backpacking.htm How to Condition for a Backpacking Trip]<br>
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+repair+kit+checklist.html REI: Repair Kit] -
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==Packing a Backpack==
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{{Shortcut|[[Packing a Backpack]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18243_multiday-hiking-packing.htm Video: How to Pack for One Night] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/156464_packing-backpack.htm Video: Packing]<br>
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/pack+backpack.html REI: Backpacks: How to Pack] -
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==Reducing Weight==
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{{Shortcut|[[Reducing Weight]]}}
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*See [[Backpacking Stoves]], [[Backpacking Food]], and [[Backpacking Gear]] for details about reducing weightin each of those areas.
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*[http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+ultralight+checklist.html REI: Ultralight Checklist] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/lightweight+hiking.html REI: Lightweight Hiking]
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==Backpacking Stoves==
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{{Shortcut|[[Backpacking Stoves]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/125933_backpacking-stove-options.htm Video: Backpacking Stove Options] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18283_hiking-gear-cooking.htm Video: Cooking Gear] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+stove.html REI: Stoves]<br>
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==Backpacking Food==
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{{Shortcut|[[Backpacking Food]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/156473_food-backpacking-trips.htm Video: Backpacking Food] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/18284_hiking-gear-food.htm Video: Food to Pack on your Short or Long Hiking Trip]<br>
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==Shouldering a Pack==
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{{Shortcut|[[Shouldering a Pack]]}}
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; Videos: [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/156467_wear-backpack.htm How to Wear a Backpack] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/129884_how-wear-backpack-camping.htm Wearing a Backpack] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/135870_adjusting-heavy-backpack-shoulders.htm Adjusting a Heavy Backpack on Shoulders] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/135868_adjusting-backpack-hip-belts.htm Adjusting Backpack Hip Belts] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/135867_adjusting-backpack-shoulder-straps.htm Adjusting Backpack Shoulder Straps] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/135869_how-put-heavy-backpack.htm How to Put on a Heavy Backpack]
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*REI Videos: [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacks+adjusting+fit.html Backpacks: Adjust the Fit] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacks+torso+hip+size.html Backpacking: Find Torso/Hip Size] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/hoist+loaded+backpack.html Backpacks: How to Hoist] -
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==Backpacking Gear==
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{{Shortcut|[[Backpacking Gear]]}}
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:''Also see [[Tents]] and Footwear]].
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<span style="border: 2px outset;"><small>►</small></span>&nbsp; [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1895_backpacking-gear.htm Video: Backpackign Gear] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1902_backpacking-clothing.htm Video: Clothing] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/1901_backpacking-food-prep.htm Video: Food] - [http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backpacking+tent.html REI: Tents] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123778_backpacking-camp-shoes.htm Video: Camp Shoes] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123776_backpacking-hiking-boots.htm Video: Boots] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123783_backpacking-jackets.htm Video: Jackets] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123781_backpacking-pants.htm Video: Pants] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123780_backpacking-shirts.htm Video: Shirts] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123785_backpacking-sleepwear.htm Video: Sleepwear] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123779_backpacking-synthetic-clothing.htm Video: Synthetics] - [http://www.expertvillage.com/video/123784_backpacking-underwear.htm Video: Underwear] - <br>
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==See also==
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*[[Backpacking|Backpacking Merit badge]]
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*[[TPF-Backpacking|Make Backpacking A Part of Your Troop Program]].
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*[[Sun Protection]] - [[Insect Protection]]
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* [[Clothing]]: [[Footwear]] - [[Socks]] - [[Layering]] - [[Cold Weather]] - [[Warm Weather]] - [[Wet Weather]]
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*[[Cooking Skills]]
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*[[Campfires]]: [[Campfire Building|Building]] - [[Campfire Types|Types]] - [[Campfire Starting|Starting]] - [[Campfire Safety|Safety]]
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*[[Leave No Trace]]
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*[[Navigation]]
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*[[Outdoor Code]]
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*[[Outdoor_Gear]]: [[Sleeping Bags]] - [[Sleeping Pads|Pads]] - [[Tent Types|Tents]]
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*[[Water Purification]]
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*[[Weather Skills]]
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{{Scout Skills See Also}}
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*[[Outdoor Skills]]
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== Related awards ==
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;Outdoor Skills Awards
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{{Outdoor Awards Links}}
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==Disclaimers==
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'''Disclaimer''': This information is not intended as a substitute for professional advice, or formal training. Please note that the only materials recommended by the [[Boy Scouts of America]] are those found or listed in official BSA materials such as the current [[Boy Scout Handbook]]. {{PAGENAME}} recommendations are constantly being revised. Neither MeritBadge.Org, nor its contributors make any recommendations. See the [[Guide to Safe Scouting]].
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* MeritBadge.Org [[Disclaimer]]
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[[Category:Skills]]

Revision as of 19:38, June 1, 2009

MeritBadge.Org offers resource and video links for First Aid, Swimming,
Outdoor Skills, Backpacking, Cooking, Navigation, Cycling, and Wilderness Survival Skills.
Troop Program Features let you make Backpacking Skills a part of your troop program.

Contents

Backpacks
Preparation
Packing
 Reducing Weight
 Stoves
 Food
 Shouldering a Pack 
 Backpacking Gear

In addition to the Backpacking Skills resources below, MeritBadge.Org offers a number of other resources including:

Also see


Resources

While your handbook is your primary resource, the links below can help you learn Backpacking Skills. See the Disclaimers. See the Boy Scout Handbook and Backpacking Merit Badge pamphlet. Make backpacking a part of your Troop Program.
  This symbol notes many other lesson videos.


Backpacking Skills

Shortcut:
Backpacking Skills

See: Backpacking Merit Badge and Philmont Scout Ranch. Make Backpacking A Part of Your Troop Program.


Backpacks

Shortcut:
Backpacks

  Video: Internal vs. External Frame - Video: Buying a Backpack - Long Trip Backpacks - Video: Selecting a Backpack - Video: Selecting a Pack Cover - Picking a Hiking Backpack - External Backpack Frame - Internal Backpack Frame - Picking a Hiking Backpack


Backpacking Preparation

Shortcut:
Backpacking Preparation

  Video: Backpacking - Video: Planning - REI: Kitchen Checklist - REI: Backpacking for Beginners - How to Condition for a Backpacking Trip


Packing a Backpack

Shortcut:
Packing a Backpack

  Video: How to Pack for One Night - Video: Packing


Reducing Weight

Shortcut:
Reducing Weight


Backpacking Stoves

Shortcut:
Backpacking Stoves

  Video: Backpacking Stove Options - Video: Cooking Gear - REI: Stoves


Backpacking Food

Shortcut:
Backpacking Food

  Video: Backpacking Food - Video: Food to Pack on your Short or Long Hiking Trip


Shouldering a Pack

Shortcut:
Shouldering a Pack

  Videos: How to Wear a Backpack - Wearing a Backpack - Adjusting a Heavy Backpack on Shoulders - Adjusting Backpack Hip Belts - Adjusting Backpack Shoulder Straps - How to Put on a Heavy Backpack


Backpacking Gear

Shortcut:
Backpacking Gear
Also see Tents and Footwear]].

  Video: Backpackign Gear - Video: Clothing - Video: Food - REI: Tents - Video: Camp Shoes - Video: Boots - Video: Jackets - Video: Pants - Video: Shirts - Video: Sleepwear - Video: Synthetics - Video: Underwear -


See also


Related awards

Outdoor Skills Awards

Outdoor-related awards


Disclaimers

Disclaimer: This information is not intended as a substitute for professional advice, or formal training. Please note that the only materials recommended by the Boy Scouts of America are those found or listed in official BSA materials such as the current Boy Scout Handbook. Backpacking Skills recommendations are constantly being revised. Neither MeritBadge.Org, nor its contributors make any recommendations. See the Guide to Safe Scouting.

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