Essential Backpacking Skills (April 2023)

Event Date:

April 8, 2023

Event Time:

9:00 am

Event Location:

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.

Topics include:

  • 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
  • Hygiene

Demo gear will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Cancellation Policy:

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.

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Event Location:

Total Seats: 15 (3 Left:)

By: Mike

  • Beaver Meadow Audubon Center
  • 1610 Welch Rd
  • North Java
  • NY
  • USA

Event Schedule Details

  • April 8, 2023 9:00 am   -   2:00 pm
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