LTTS CORNER

TREK & FIELD SKILLS TRAINING

LTTS offers 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. Not all courses are listed below, so get in touch if you have something specific in mind.

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

Minimum Students Per Course: 5. Max: 10

BASIC TREK AND FIELD SKILLS
INTRO TO HIKING EQUIPMENT / HIKING SKILLS - BASIC LEVEL / BASIC CROSS COUNTRY TREKKING / INTRO TO TREK COMMS & SIGNALLING / INTRO TO HIKING - WOMEN ONLY

COURSE - DAY

INTRO TO HIKING EQUIPMENT

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. 

$ 75 p/p 

Includes

  • 1 Day Instruction (9am-3pm)

  • Transport to/ from training area and your accommodation

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

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 Location:

 

  • Alice Springs, NT, Monthly (Contact us for dates)

  • Courses being run in VIC and ACT in Jan & Feb 2021

COURSE COMPONENTS

 

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

COURSE DATES

 

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COURSE - Weekend Course

HIKING SKILLS - BASIC LEVEL

This course covers all the basic components of day and night hiking in a desert or arid environment but would also be suitable for general hiking across Australia. More than 70% of Australian hikers start their hiking journey with little or no skills, then spend years learning the basics and spend too much on gear they don't need. Get a head start. Do this course.

$ 150 p/p  (NT Locals $110 p/p)

Includes

  • Weekend Course

  • Start Friday Evening 7pm

  • Finish Sunday 3pm

  • Transport to/ from training area and your accom/home

  • Dehydrated trek food provided for dinner, breakfast and lunch

  • Stove Fuel provided

  • BBQ/Salad lunch provided Sunday

  • BYO your own equipment or hire equipment for the course

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

This is an enjoyable weekend course ( 2 days/1 night) out bush learning the basics of hiking. All attendees will receive a list of the kit they need for the course which they will use on the course. With packs on their backs, they head out bush and learn the skills in real time, real-world conditions. Lessons are practical based. There is no judging or expectations. It is about learning skills that will last for a lifetime.

Course Location: 

 

  • Alice Springs, NT, Monthly (Contact us for dates)

  • Courses being run in VIC and ACT in Jan & Feb 2021

Course Components: Enquire

COURSE DATES

 

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COURSE - Day Course

INTRODUCTION TO HIKING

This women's only day course offers a great introduction to the basics of hiking. The course will cover hiking tips and essentials,  key tips about equipment selection and use, do's and donts, health and safety. 

 

$ FREE

Includes

  • This course if free.

  • Max course group is 10

  • Course Date: Sunday 19 April

  • Course Times: 730am to 530pm

  • Transport is provided.

  • You bring your own lunch.

  • Fitness Level Requirements: Average.

  • Age Group Minimums: 14+plus

  • Physical Exertion Requirements: You will need to carry a 10-14kg pack along a hilly trail, most likely parts of Section 1, Larapinta Trail, or similar.

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

Part 1 (half day) of the course is instructional. Part 2 (half day) of the course is practical. The activity will be carried out in the East or West Macs - TBA.  An info sheet will be provided with course info, gear list and course outline. Don't stress if you don't have all the gear, LTTS will have some spare equipment course attendees can use

Course Location: Out bush near Alice Springs, NT

Course Components: Enquire

COURSE DATES

 

TBA

COURSE - DAY

INTRO TO TREK COMMS & SIGNALLING

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.

$ 120 p/p (Group discounts available )

Includes

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

  • Transport to/ from training area and your accommodation

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 Location: 

  • Alice Springs, NT, Monthly (Contact us for dates)

  • Courses being run in VIC and ACT in Jan & Feb 2021

COURSE COMPONENTS

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

COURSE DATES

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COURSE - Weekend Course

BASIC CROSS COUNTRY TREKKING

Take your hiking journey to the next level and experience the freedom of cross country trekking (CCT) or 'bushwalking'. Only a small percentage of hikers ever experience the amazing world of bushwalking. But it is not for the faint hearted. If you like the comfort zone of trails and signage, this course may be a bit intimidating.

$ 180 p/p  (NT Locals $150 p/p)

Includes

  • Weekend Course

  • Start Friday Evening 7pm

  • Finish Sunday 3pm

  • Transport to/ from training area and your accom/home

  • Dehydrated trek food provided for dinner, breakfast and lunch

  • Stove Fuel provided

  • BYO your own equipment or hire equipment for the course

  • Suitable for mid to experienced hikers only

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

This course is structured to transition mid to experienced hikers to the basic level of cross country trekking. On these courses many experienced hikers are surprised at the differences between trail hiking and cross country trekking. Equipment, technique, skills and fitness are just some of things that need to be learned from scratch or adapted to this specialised field. For many 'experienced' hikers just learning how to navigate was a big leap, let alone doing the route analysis to determine approaches over rough mountainous country ( and then having to walk the route they chose with the other students tow!).

Course Location: 

  • Alice Springs, NT, Monthly (Contact us for dates)

  • Courses being run in VIC and ACT in Jan & Feb 2021

Course Components: Enquire

COURSE DATES

 

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COURSE - Weekend Course

NAVIGATION AND MAP READING

Learn the basics of land navigation and map reading skills on this weekend course. Navigation and map reading skills are are dying skill. A surprising amount of hikers walking the Larapinta Trail (and other trails) don't know how to read a map!

$ 60 p/p 

Includes

  • Weekend Course

  • Start Friday Evening 7pm

  • Finish Sunday 3pm

  • Transport to/ from training area and your accom/home

  • BYO your own equipment or hire equipment for the course

  • BYO your own food, refreshments

  • Maps, compasses and other nav tools provided for course

COURSE OVERVIEW

 

This course covers the basic elements and theory of map reading, compass use, day and night navigation, tips and tricks and practical techniques for cross country navigation in difficult terrain. The course includes various practical exercises which includes a day and night navigation activity over flat and undulating terrain.

Course Location: Out bush near Alice Springs, NT

Course Components: Enquire

COURSE DATES

 

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