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Bogong Information Sessions 2018

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 so that everyone can get home, and our speakers are generally happy to answer more detailed questions after the session.

Here is the schedule for the first six months of the year. Sessions kick off in March...

Click here for info on past sessions.

Boots and Packs – Be Comfortable

Thursday 11 October, 6pm

Your boots and your backpack are vital to your comfort on any bushwalk. A lot of bother can be avoided by correct fitting and adjusting of these two items, so come along and learn how to make the most of your boots and pack.

Nothing can ruin your trip faster than rubbing boots or an uncomfortable pack.

On the other hand, with the right fit, bushwalking can be a breeze! But getting that fit right can be a black art. When it comes to your feet, socks, insoles, blister tape and boots all come into the equation. Pack fitting is all about back length, and how your pack your pack.

Come and learn from someone with decades of experience in these black arts - and end your next trip in comfort!

Boots and Packs

Here's the full program of info sessions for 2018. Put these dates in your diary:

Date Time Topic Location
Tuesday 6 March 6pm DMM iD Demo Night, with HP Gluck Bogong
Wednesday 14 March 6pm Bogong Trail Night with Salomon and Suunto, with Lucy Bartholomew and Paul Day Bogong
Wednesday 18 April 6pm Gear Care and repair, with Merv Trease (Tents, Sleeping Bags and Rainwear) Bogong
Thursday 24 May 6pm Mountains of the Mind, with Gavin Lang Bogong
Wednesday 13 June 6pm Navigating with Map & Compass, with Merv Trease Bogong
Saturday 23 June ALL DAY FIELD DAY – Navigation, with Merv Trease Somewhere in the bush
Thursday 6 September 6pm Climbing and Bouldering: Transitioning Into the Outdoors, with James Scott-Bohanna Bogong
Thursday 11 October 6pm Boots and Packs: Be comfortable, with Merv Trease Bogong

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