Jan 25th, 2023 Backpacking 101 Class 1: Gear Basics, LNT, and How to Poop in the Woods.

Jan 25th, 2023 Backpacking 101 Class 1: Gear Basics, LNT, and How to Poop in the Woods.

November 27, 2022

Janky Gear is hosting Backpacking 101! It is a 4 class series teaching the basics of backpacking. We will basics, camping cooking and meal planning, route planning, packing techniques, and training tips. We will also learn Leave No Trace principals. And everyone's favorite...how to go to the bathroom in the woods. 

Lastly, we are excited to bring people together. We hope that our Backpacking 101 series can connect nature lovers and eventually lead to awesome backpacking trips. We are hoping to gather some backpackers for a 4 day trip in August.
Be sure to bring a notebook and questions! Come a few minutes early to shop at Janky Gear and enjoy 20% off your purchase!
In case you missed the class. Here are the presentations from class. 

Classes are open to the public. 

Class Schedule:

March-TBD- Camp Cooking/How to train for trip

May- TBD- Plan Route and food. Info on Ice Age Trail

July- TBD- Check Gear/Packing Techniques

August 18th - 21st- Backpacking Trip!

 

Class 1- Jan 25th, 2023:

  1. Gear Basics: Gear lists, packs, sleep systems, camp stoves and more. How to determine what gear is right for you and where to shop.
  2. Leave No Trace Principals: How to enjoy our time in the wild, while leaving minimal impact to our environment.
  3. Pooping in the woods: This is the #1 reason people don't go backpacking. We will discuss bathroom habits and hygiene while on trail.