TREK & FIELD SKILLS TRAINING

From 2019 LTTS will start offering a range of basic, advanced and specialised courses in hiking and trekking in remote areas. The courses are practical, relevant and hands-on.  All courses are delivered by specialists with extensive field experience.

All courses are conducted in the field and is hands on.

Minimum Students Per Course: 5. Max: 10

COURSES FOR 2020

INTRO TO HIKING EQUIPMENT

COURSE

Learn about the key types of equipment and gear needed for multi-day to extended day hiking and trekking. The course is comprehensive and covers a lot of detail in a very practical, informative and usable way. 

Hiking Tents

  • Intro to Tents

  • Tent Types

  • Tent Capabilities and Selection Considerations

  • Tent Use ( Packing, Campsite Selection, Set Up etc)

  • Tent Maintenance and Care

  • Tent Alternatives ( Tarps, Bivvie Bags, Hammocks)

Hiking Backpacks

  • Intro to Backpacks

  • Backpack Types & Selection

  • Backpack Fitting and Packing

  • Backpack Use & Techniques

  • Backpack Maintenance, Repair and Care

Hiking Stoves

  • Intro to Stoves

  • Stove Types, Capabilities & Selection

  • Stove Use & Performance

  • Stove Safety, Care and Risks

  • Stove Packing

Sleeping Gear ( Sleeping Bags and Mats)

  • Intro to Sleeping Bags and Mats

  • Sleeping Bag Types, Selection and Use

  • Sleeping Bag Protection and Care

  • Sleeping Bag Extras ( i.e. liners etc)

  • Sleeping Mat Types, Selection and Use

  • Sleeping Mat Protection, Care & Repair

Other Gear Components Covered

  • Cooking and Eating Gear

  • Drinking Gear ( Water bottles, Bladders, Filters)

  • Clothing and Footwear

  • Navigation Gear

  • Safety and Emergency Signalling Kit

  • Fixem Gear and Maintenance Tools

  • Pooing and Peeing Kit

$ 80 p/p  ($70 p/p for LTTS Customers/Alice Locals)

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

A 1 day intro course covering all the key components of hiking equipment. This is an excellent intro course for people who would like learn about how to select, use and maintain key hiking equipment. The course includes demos and examples of a wide range equipment types, brands and models offering you a unique insight into the latest gear and their capabilities and how you can maximise their use and capabilities on your trek.

COURSE COMPONENTS

Includes

  • 1 Day Instruction (8am-4pm)

  • Refreshments, Morning Tea & Lunch

  • Transport to/ from training area and your accommodation

  • 20% off our gear range (Packs, Stoves etc)

COURSE DATES

 

See calendar below

INTRO TO TREK COMMS & SIGNALLING

COURSE

This course covers all the key components of trek communications and emergency signalling.  Course modules cover a comprehensive range of comms and signalling devices, tools and gear specifically for hiking and trekking.

Trek Comms and Signalling Uses and Kit

  • When/why use trek communications & signalling

  • Intro to comms and signalling devices and tools

  • Scenarios, real life examples

  • How they apply to treks and effective use

Introduction to Trek Communications

  • Intro to Satellite Phones

  • Intro to Personal Locator Beacons ( PLB's)

  • Intro to Tracking Devices (SPOT Tackers, InReach etc.)

  • Intro to Mobile Phones and Apps for Hiking/Trekking

Introduction to Trek Signalling

  • Intro to reflective and high visual signalling kit

  • Intro to signalling mirrors

  • Intro to types of torches, lamps and other lighting devices

  • Intro to signalling mirrors & improvisation

  • Intro to glow sticks and other chemical lighting

  • Intro to flares & other pyrotechnics devices

  • Intro to strobe lights

Using Communication Devices

  • Into to using comms devices & scenarios

  • Comms Day & night use & limitations

  • Comms effectiveness, limitations & restrictions

  • Safety considerations

  • Comms kit selection, packing and care

Using Signalling Devices

  • Into to using signalling devices & scenarios

  • Signalling techniques (Day & Night) Use

  • Signalling effectiveness, limitations & restrictions

  • Safety considerations

  • Signalling kit selection, packing and care

 

$ 160 p/p  ($150 p/p for LTTS Customers)

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

This is an afternoon and night course which covers all the key components of communication and signalling devices and techniques for hiking and trekking in remote areas.The course is very hands-on, practical and scenario based. The course will offer demonstrations of comms and signalling devices so that students can see first hand how the devices work and their topographic , day and night effectiveness.

COURSE COMPONENTS

Includes

  • Afternoon / Night  Instruction (1pm - 8pm)

  • Refreshments, Afternoon Tea & Dinner

  • Transport to/ from training area and your accommodation

  • 20% off our gear range (SPOTS, Inreach, PLB's etc)

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

See calendar below

MAIN BRANDS USED ON COURSE

COURSE DATES

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