Class 1: Backpacking 101


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

The series will conclude with an optional 4 day backpacking trip on the Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin. (Trip costs TBD). Backpacking 101 and the Ice Age trip is aimed for beginners. 6 to 8 spots available for the backpacking trip. 

Classes are open to the public. Participation in backpacking trip is not required.

The first class will be about Gear Basics. We will go over Leave No Trace principals to ensure that we leave a minimal impact when on trail. Lastly, we will cover how to go to the bathroom in the woods,  feminine hygiene, and other barriers to the outdoors.

This class is open to novice and beginner backpackers and is a free event.

Class 1 will be Wednesday, January 25th, 2023

6:00 to 7:30 pm