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Backpacking Basics

Backpacking Basics Class

Our Backpacking Basics class is geared towards those who want to experience the thrill of a backpacking trip but aren't sure where to start or need a refresher.  We will educate and guide you in all areas to help you begin your adventures. Dinner will be provided and of course we will have S'mores around the fire pit after class. You will learn the following:

  • The importance of having an itinerary and what information is needed
  • Trail alerts/ conditions
  • Weather conditions and how to protect yourself
  • Water sources and purification
  • Food and storage
  • Permit system / Trail ratings / Trail blazes
  • Wildlife
  • How to safely set up camp
  • Cooking and cleaning in the back country
  • Personal hygiene
  • Fire
  • First aid / First aid kit
  • Gear basics


We'll be covering:

  • Backpacking Basics instructions
  • Dinner will be provided
  • S'mores 
  • ALL gear and materials provided
  • All participants will receive a water koozie w/ carabiner 

Gear to Bring

All gear and supplies needed are included except for what is on the gear list below.

  • Clothing (Additional layers in colder months)
  • Notebook and Pen
  • Durable Shoes


Directions will be emailed to you upon registration. If you have any questions please contact us directly.

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