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WK Course introduction, grading, expectations Course syllabus
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Thermoregulation/dressing for outdoors
'Thermoregulation' by M. Strong
  OPTIONAL READINGS
  Reboot or die trying

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Nutrition and hydration 'Nutrition and Hydration' by M. Strong
2
Heat and sun-induced injuries 'Heat and Sun-Induced Injuries' by M. Strong
Cold injuries 'Cold Injuries' by M. Strong
    OPTIONAL READINGS
    Complete proteins
    Chilly waterd demand respect

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Maps and map reading
Part ONE of 'Map and Compass' by M. Strong
    'The 10 rules of contour lines'
3
Introduction to the compass Part TWO of the above 'Map and Compass' document
    OPTIONAL READINGS
    Map symbols

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Map and compass techniques
Part THREE of the above 'Map and Compass' document
4
Bring your compass to class
'Map and compass lecture slides'
    OPTIONAL READINGS
    Estimating elevation
    Navigating by nature

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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
    OPTIONAL READINGS
   

Women's hygiene

    Building a Leave No Trace fire

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
    OPTIONAL READINGS
    Local cougar sightings - Eugene Register Guard article
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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Optional Articles are available via a link on the main WS page

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