Get Ready to Backpack: What's Inside your Pack

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$19 for REI Members

$39 for non-members

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  • Group size 4 people
  • Instructor REI Specialist

Learn the skills and expert tips you need to get ready to backpack! Bring your own personal fully packed backpacking pack to this hands-on group session to learn how to cut weight and lighten your load. We'll cover what items you should or shouldn't bring with you when backpacking and do a group 'shake down' on gear. We will also cover how to optimally pack and fit a backpack to maximum comfort on the trail. This course is part of our Get Ready to Backpack Series including Equipment Basics, What's Inside Your Pack, Planning your First Overnight and Planning your First Thru Hike.


    This "pack shakedown" is perfect for folks planning an Appalachian Trail thru-hike!

    Activity location

    Cary REI

    1751 Walnut St, Cary, NC 27511

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