Camping Equipment Demystified (March 12, 2023)

The Bronze Chapter created this free meet-up for those new to camping and backpacking, experienced campers wanting to learn more about equipment, and those who don’t feel comfortable asking questions in a Euro-centric environment. **You don’t need to be an REI member to participate**

We’ll be meeting in a classroom at REI’s flagship store at 222 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, for a private Community hands-on opportunity to check out, compare, and ask questions about equipment. We’ll display a variety of camping and backpacking equipment, and have tents set up in 1, 2, 3, and 4-person sizes so you can physically see the differences and learn what’s the best size for your needs. This will be a supportive, non-judgmental, BIPOC-centered environment, so bring your questions and be prepared to get inspired to camp with The Bronze Chapter and others this year!

What’s the difference between a 1 2 3 or 4-person tent?
Is a synthetic or down sleeping bag the better choice for you?

What sleeping mat will keep me warm?
What pillows are comfortable?
What are my light options?

What stove is best for my needs? And mess kit?
Dehydrated food (and is this stuff really edible)?

What’s my backpack measurement?
What are my water purification options?

How do the 10 essentials go together?
How do my choices contribute to Leave No Trace?

We know you have these questions. Come get answers!

Register online now!