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Beginner Backpacking – Introductory Class

January 18, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

For anyone that is really wanting to try backpacking in 2018 but doesn’t know where to begin, here is your chance! I offer these introductory courses where I will do a casual overview of all things backpacking! This is a three hour long informal course with the idea that you will have all of the knowledge necessary for your first overnight trip. 

We will cover the following:

• Backpacking Gear: Packs, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Pads, Stoves, etc…

• What to buy, what to rent (and where)

• Clothes / Footwear

• Trip Planning, Routes, Maps, GPS 

• Basic Safety / Survival Skills

• Picking a Campsite 

• Trail Etiquete 

• Bathroom Survival Tips 

• Food Ideas & Trail Cooking

The RSVP fee covers my time, plus refreshments and also ensures your commitment to attending. This course is the first of a three part series of courses for getting started in backpacking. Anyone who attends this class session, will receive 50% off of two follow on courses: My First 1 Night Backpacking Trip and my 3 night My First Multi-Day Backpacking Trip trips that I will be hosting in 2018. 

To ensure we get full attendance, this event will be cross posted with Christian Camping & Backpacking Meetup Group.


January 18
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Robert & Evelyn’s Home
1390 Sunrise Drive
Gilroy, CA us
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