Essential Backpacking Skills (April 2023)
April 8, 2023
Beaver Meadow Audubon Center
Getting ready to spend the night out in a tent? This course will teach you the skills to be successful and comfortable spending a night in the wilderness. We will go over the fundamentals of backpacking by packing our pack, setting up a mock camp, learning how to use our stoves, making a fire, storing our food, and cleaning up. And, of course, you will learn the proper way to poop in the woods. All of this while following the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace. You’ll learn practical camping skills for use in every situation, from car camping to long-distance backpacking.
- Gear basics – “10 Essentials”
- “The Big Three” – tent, sleeping bag, and tent
- Backpack – proper fit and how to pack
- Cook systems
- Choosing a campsite
- Basic fire starting techniques
- Food planning and storage
Demo gear will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.
A full refund minus the 3% payment processing fee will be given for a cancellation request more than 7 days prior to the scheduled event. A 50% refund minus the 3% payment processing fee will be given for cancellations less than 7 days but more than 48 hours prior the scheduled event. No shows or cancellations less than 48 hours of the scheduled event will not be refunded.