There are countless stories of people that take the wilderness for granted and go out unprepared. Whether it’s five minutes, five hours, or five days, there are basic supplies you should always carry with you. A simple day hike can easily turn into a survival situation, even on a trail you are familiar with.
Why Take Our Backpacking Basics Class?
This class is a great place to start if you want to start hiking or experience a backpacking adventure. There are many dangers if you are not prepared. This class will provide you the necessary skills and knowledge to have safe and fun adventures. You will learn everything you need to know, step by step.
We start with the planning process, which includes the importance of an itinerary and how to write one, trail alerts and conditions, weather conditions, Rangers, food, trail ratings, learning about wildlife, gear you will need, how to pack and a final check.
You will learn how to set up three main areas when camping in the backcountry, how to properly go to the bathroom, Leave No Trace ethics, trail blazes, building a safe fire, wildlife safety practices, water purification, backcountry cooking and food storage. You will also learn how to measure correctly for a pack, gear tips, footwear, first aid kits, and clothing. We will have a segment on wilderness first aid also.
A lot of information is provided in this class, so we recommend bringing a notebook to take notes. You will have hands-on practice in this class to master all the skills needed to keep you safe.
Join us and begin a safe, fun, adventurous life!