Beginner Backpacking – Introductory Class
January 18, 2020, 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.