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WK Course introduction, grading, expectations Course syllabus
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Thermoregulation/dressing for outdoors
'Thermoregulation' by M. Strong

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Nutrition and hydration 'Nutrition and Hydration' by M. Strong
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Heat and sun-induced injuries 'Heat and Sun-Induced Injuries' by M. Strong
Cold injuries 'Cold Injuries' by M. Strong

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Maps and map reading
Part ONE of 'Map and Compass' by M. Strong
    'The 10 rules of contour lines'
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Introduction to the compass Part TWO of the above 'Map and Compass' document

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Map and compass techniques
Part THREE of the above 'Map and Compass' document
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Bring your compass to class
'Map and compass lecture slides'

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Backcountry ethics and practices 'Leave No Trace Ethics' by M. Strong
5 Water treatment 'Water Treatment' by M. Strong
  Wilderness/wilderness management 'Wilderness' by M. Strong

WK Safety and survival techniques/equipment 'Survival tips for the Pacific Northwest' by Blanchard and Strong
6 Animal hazards 'Bears and Cougars' by J. Blanchard and M. Strong
  Plant/insect hazards 'Poison Oak' by M. Strong
    'Ticks and Lyme disease' by M. Strong
WORKSHEETS ARE DUE THIS WEEK (week 6)
Worksheets are due at the START of class! Note the late penalty! View the course syllabus for details.

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Outdoor activity at altitude 'Altitude Illness' by M. Strong
7 Lightning 'Lightning' by M. Strong
  Final exam preparation 'Final examination info/practice questions' and 'final exam map'

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Final examination
Please complete an online course evaluation
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