Essay on informative speech about hiking

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Pages: 5

Speech title: Essentials for an overnight backpacking trip.
Specific purpose: At the end of my speech, the audience will be able to understand the basic necessities to go on an overnight backpacking trip.
Thesis statement/central idea: Overnight backpacking is fun and with basic understanding and knowledge, anyone can try it.
Imagine yourself walking thru the wilderness, the leaves crunching underneath your feet, birds singing in the distance, squirrels playing in the trees… Are you in a happy place? This is my happy place. I got to this place by backpacking. I started backpacking a few years ago out in Connecticut with some friends. Before we got into backpacking we started doing research by looking online and going to
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B.2. The phrase to “dress like an onion” is very beneficial when backpacking because it is important to stay comfortable. If you get too hot, you can take off some layers of clothing and vise versa. Also, always bring a raincoat or poncho for “just in case” rainy days.
C. A third type of gear is a tent, which is an important piece of gear to bring on an overnight backpack trip because this is where you will sleep and live for the mean time. Although not a requirement, a tent makes sleeping outdoors more enjoyable. There are many types of tents out there to choose from but I will describe the 2 popular choices.
C.1. A tarp is the least expensive choice of shelter and helps keep you somewhat covered but not so good for breezy days or cold nights. All that is required to use a tarp is rope. Pretty simple.
C.2. A dome tent is the most popular and common style of shelter to use. This type of tent provides adequate protection from the elements and usually requires only tent poles to stay upright.
III. Now that we have done some planning and selected some gear, we need to discuss food and water. This is the topic that most people think about when they finally get to the campsite after along day of hiking.
A. You’re probably wondering about how to stay hydrated and cook food with water. Good thing for water purification pumps and chemical disinfection.
A.1. Water purification pumps are used to pump