May 13, 2019 - Classroom Backpacking 101 - Orientation


May 13, 2019 - Classroom Backpacking 101 - Orientation


May 13, 2019

7:00 PM  8:30 PM

Midwest Mountaineering (map)

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Learn the basic skills for your first backpacking trip before hitting the trail.  During this free, hands-on, classroom instruction, you will learn skills such as how to:

  • Pack a backpack

  • Set up a tent (even if it's raining)

  • Use a backcountry stove and water filter

  • Use a gear list (and double-check it)

    • A gear list will be provided

  • Choose the right sleeping bag

  • Determine essential gear

This free orientation is very helpful prior to any 1st-time backpacking trip and is taught by Backpack The Trails LLC.  Yes, this event is open to the public.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.  Midwest Mountaineering has generously agreed to provide space for this event and is giving a $5 coupon to attendees on a $25 purchase.