Beginner’s Backpack mini meeting. –

Beginner’s Backpack mini meeting. –

This is a mini meeting for those who have questions on getting started backpacking to meet with experienced backpackers.  As I could not find time to schedule a whole day meeting – these mini meeting will provide a short time to discuss areas specifically you want to. I will hold these meeting at different places and times in the future.

I will limit the amount to people to 6 beginners and one additional experienced backpacker

So here is how it works…

If you are a BEGINNER BACKPACKER – RSVP YES – make a note in the RSVP “BB” so I know Beginner Backpacker. Email [masked] the areas in which you wish to discuss. (Below is a suggested list) do not choose too many as time is limited

If you are an EXPERIENCED BACKPACKER - RSVP YES – But make a note in the RSVP “EB” so I know you’ll be assisting me in helping those attending. (If a previous person has an EB down please don’t sign up  at this time…)

These meeting will be limited so Please don't RSVP unless you can make it as you may take a spot from someone else. The Waiting list will be automatically updated if someone drops off.

Note: I do not claim to be the BEST BACKPACKER in our group or the one with the most knowledge… But I steal every good idea I heard or see… I collate and sort and review everything so I can share it with you. (Just thieves of good ideas... not an expert or the maharishi of backpacking… odds are, when we are talking – I get to learn something from you too!!!) These are more of a meeting than a class room type setting.



Capt. of the Pirates of the Carabiners, Hosteen Bilaganna, Chef Jeff ,  Organizer of Backpackers of Colorado and Tent campers of Colorado,  Jack of almost all trades, Thief of good ideas, CDR, CO, CEO, MIA, and CYA specialist , most of all Certified in everything because I print the Certificates.

Suggested topics:

Gear – packs, tents, pads, sleeping bags, stoves, water purification, boots, poles,

Sub-gear – first aid kits/survival kit, GPS, Compass and Map, Knifes,

Eating – menu ideas, how to cook, hints and tricks, (lunch)

Other items –no trace, fire building, staying warm, clothing, group trust, trip prep, how to know if the trip is right for you, wild animals, hiking with your dog, poop in the woods, or anything else


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  • Jeff D.

    Just a note: I am planning on holding these meetings every couple weeks... so If this date is hard to make or you're on the waiting list .. no worries... I will have other ones...

    ALSO These meeting are places I am planning on "just being at" that day .. In my job I work out of coffee shops a lot (that and I like coffee) but I will try to hold them in different parts of town as well -

    If people have an open schedule and can meet during the day I also can do that as long as it is my Office day (or should I say Coffee Shop day!)

    As always... email me if you have thoughts questions or the answers!


    April 23, 2013

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    April 22, 2013

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