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Bogong Information Sessions 2019

This year, we're bringing back our most popular info sessions from the last few years, including 'Gear Care & Repair' and 'Navigating with Map & Compass', with a full-day field trip.

All sessions (except our field trip) are held at Bogong Equipment, in our upstairs showroom, from 6pm. The format is fairly casual, with the opportunity to ask questions as we go. The session usually winds up in an hour and a half, so that everyone can get home, and our speakers are generally happy to answer more detailed questions after the session.

Sessions kick off in April...




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Gear Care and Repair, with Merv Trease

Wednesday 2 October, 6pm

Quality outdoor gear can last for many years, if you know how to take care of it. But after a few years, it's not quite like new. Maybe a bird flew into your tent fly, the floor leaks a bit, your Gore-Tex doesn't bead like it used to. With the right expertise you can rectify these little problems and get many more years out of your gear.

Merv retired from Bogong after working for us for many years. He has been heavily involved in the outdoors all his life. His main interests are cross-country skiing, rogaining and long bushwalks. For many years, he worked in education, training outdoor educators. He's also very involved in Victoria's Bush Search & Rescue Unit. In spring 2013, Merv walked the Australian Alpine Walking Track from end to end. Read more about Merv on Bogong's 'Our Team' page.

No bookings required. All public welcome.

Gear Care and Repair




Here's the full program of info sessions for 2019. Put these dates in your diary:

Date Time Topic Location
Monday 29 April 6pm Navigation Workshop at Bogong (Navigating with Map & Compass), with Merv Trease Bogong
Sunday 5 May ALL DAY Navigation FIELD TRIP, with Merv Trease Somewhere in the bush
Wednesday 19 June 6pm Backcountry Safety, with Luka Szczepanik and Simon Murray Bogong
Tuesday 25 June 6pm Dan's Highline Introduction Bogong
Wednesday 2 October 6pm Gear Care and Repair, with Merv Trease (Tents, Sleeping Bags and Rainwear) Bogong

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