The Chicago Backpackers Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

  • March 11, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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This will be our regular monthly meeting, during which we will cover three general things: how the club handles backpacker education (i.e. beginner bootcamps), how we set up and manage non-beginner trips (i.e. everything else), and using the Meetup site to find and interact with other backpackers.We also often announce new trips at the meeting before posting them on the website.

If you can't make it to REI, or you're already familiar with how the club works, a more informal social gathering--time for for asking more backpacking questions and swapping backpacking stories--will occur after the meeting at Sully's House Tap Room ( around the corner from REI.

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  • Donald B.

    Does any one know if there is a hammock hang for interested people to look at hammocks. I am trying to determine if I should take a tent or hammock on the Thru hike of the AT.

    March 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend. I was out all day and I didn't have internet access to change my settings. Hope to attend the next one!

    March 12, 2013

  • Lotus

    sounds cool! Want to check out others' op on internal frame packs

    March 11, 2013

  • Michael R

    Will be there closer to 7:30/8:00. So might meet everyone at the bar.

    March 11, 2013

  • Joe

    Won't be at REI; See you at Sully's

    March 11, 2013

  • Brian

    This will be my first meeting. Where in REI do you usually meet? Upstairs in their class room?

    February 24, 2013

  • Nichole

    This my first meeting. I work till 8 every Monday, will the group still be out at 8:30?

    March 10, 2013

    • Nadia

      At 8:30, folks will be hanging out at Sully's, around the corner - look for a big group in the back.

      March 11, 2013

  • Jeff E.

    sorry, last minute stuff cropped up. hope to be at the next one.

    March 10, 2013

  • Hassan N.

    I won't be able to make it to this meeting. I recently started camping and backpacking. I want to learn more on it.

    March 8, 2013

  • Paul C.

    It's be neat to find a cool group who enjoy exploring the outdoors!

    March 8, 2013

  • Meredith

    I work until 930, hopefully you guys will still be hanging out at Sully's?

    February 19, 2013

  • Alex H.

    See you @ Sully's House Tap Room

    February 15, 2013

  • Andrew Z.

    want to touch base about future events

    January 23, 2013

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