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Leader Training information

Leader Training Schedule

All registration is at, on the Outdoor Action page. Please reach out to Rick Curtis with any questions about the schedule.

OA Leader Training Schedule

Typically, we offer the on-campus components of Leader Training during Fall Break, Wintersession, Spring Break, and throughout the spring semester. You can take these trainings spread out across multiple semesters. You need to complete all of the on-campus workshops before going on the Leader Training Trip.

Leader Training FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the plans for Leader Training for 2020-2021?

In a typical year, beocming an OA Leader requires completing on-campus training in 4 skill areas (leadership, first aid, outdoor technical skills, and risk management), followed by a 6-day outdoor trip to practice implementing these skills. As is probably obvious, many of our plans have been thrown upside-down this year, and we are still in the process of figuring it all out.

Using Your MSR Liquid-Fuel Stove

The mainstay of most backcountry travelers, MSR® stoves offer versatile, all-around performance for preparing a variety of meals on the trail. With the renowned WhisperLite™-series stoves as a cornerstone, these stoves feature broader burner heads and moderate flame control to expand cooking options for backpackers and global vagabonds alike.

Here, we take a look at how to properly use your MSR® Liquid Fuel Stove.

MSR Stove Pump Maintenance

With regular maintenance, your liquid fuel stove's pump will last for many years. This video describes basic maintenance procedures for all MSR liquid fuel stove pumps, including those used with the Dragonfly stove, manufactured in all years. It includes basic troubleshooting and repairs for problems such as fuel leaks, low pressure and reduced fuel flow. For more information on maintenance and operation, download the complete manual for your stove from