Essential Backpacking Skills Class
Skill level: 1Beginner
Fitness level: 1Relaxed
Getting ready to spend the night out in a tent? Join REI'S professional instructors on this one day course to learn how to make a comfortable home for yourself in the wild. Whether backpacking or car camping, having a great day and getting a good night's rest in the outdoors comes down to having the right tent, sleeping system, stove, and gear storage. To learn the fundamentals, we'll hike with all of our gear to a mock campsite where we'll practice setting up camp. Our instructors will show you where to position your kitchen area, food storage, tent site, and bathroom facilities for maximum safety and comfort, all while following the Leave No Trace Principles.You'll learn practical camping skills for use in every situation, from car camping to long-distance backpacking.
Gear provided by REI:
- Camp Stove - 1 or 2 burner stove
- Group First Aid Kit
- Sleeping Pad - Closed cell foam or self inflatable.
- Three Season Backpacking Tent
- Three Season Sleeping Bag - A bag rated 15 degrees plus.
- Trekking Poles
- Water Filter
4 sessions available