Get Ready to Backpack: What's Inside your Pack


$20 for REI Members

$40 for non-members


  • Group size 10 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.

    Activity location

    Rockville REI

    910 Rose Ave, North Bethesda, MD 20852

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