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Backpacking 101 Single Day Class

Dear fellow outdoor lovers, Backpacking 101 class. It will be held at Moss Park on Saturday, Sept. 14th from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Yes. An all day class with lots of breaks and lots of visual aids that I have not able to bring into the classes in the past. I will go over all aspects of backpacking, gear, clothing, etc. We have Pavilion # 5 reserved. It is screened in and has electric. It may be hot that time of year but we will be in the shade with fans and lights. Please bring whatever gear you have for backpacking. This will just be a show and tell. If you don't have anything yet, no worries. I don't want you to go buy all the gear before class because afterwards you will have a better idea of what you really need. We will take hikes at least once during the day. So much to learn in such a short day. Bring pen, paper, bug spray, sun screen, water, snacks and lunch. The fee for Saturday class only is $10.00 per person. This does not include the park admission which is 1-2 people is $[masked] people is $5.00 per car. I also reserved Group Campsite "C" for both Friday and Saturday nights if anyone wants to camp with us. The fee for camping is $3.00 per person per night and then you don't have to pay for admission. If camping, please pay me and I will pay the campground. If camping bring tent, sleeping bag, pad, etc. There are restrooms next to our campsite with showers. If you need any camping gear let me know. There will be a backpacking trip the following weekend. Trip location will be given at end of the class. Only class attendees or previous attendees from my classes may attend the backpacking trip. The trip will be free! My contact info is Rodney Posey at [masked] or[masked] after 5 p.m. No pets please.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks so much for all the kind words and comments to everyone. Those asking about Leslie, she got dehydrated and went to the ER. SHe is doing fine now. Drink lots of water!

    September 15, 2013

  • Leslie

    Great! Very informative and great group of people

    September 15, 2013

  • Karen H.

    Thanks for an awesome class Rodney. I've wanted to get into backpacking for a long time and it's always seemed a bit intimidating figuring out all the gear requirements. The combination of class and backpacking trip was absolutely perfect for me. I enjoyed the class and look forward to our adventure on the trail next weekend.

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow! Thanks Ken for all the photos.

    September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you, Ken, for all the wonderful pictures!!

    September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had such a great time! Met so many fun and interesting people that have common interests with me in outdoors. Tammy, thanks so much for bringing us the coffee and donuts. It saved me so much time. Mary-Slater and Cynthea, thanks for collecting the money and getting everyone signed in. Alex, glad to have you join us and helping out with the class. Please contact me for any grear anyone needs for next weekend. [masked]

    2 · September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative! Very helpful to advise in what and how to pack, R-value, various weights, and differences in brands and materials! Thank you, Rodney and Mary-Slater!! I enjoyed meeting everyone - a great group of people! Hope to see all of you again soon in Florida's wonderful and inviting warm weather!! :-)

    2 · September 15, 2013

  • Victoria

    Its not easy to keep a room full of sweating adults on the edge of their seats for and entire day...but Rodney was the perfect man for the job. We are so grateful for this opportunity. Much of the information could be used for any outdoor adventure. Camping was also a lot of fun. Thanks so much !

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • Dale

    Outstanding. Would recommend this class to another interested in this activity.

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • Dale

    Enjoyed the class and the hike tremendously. Thanks you Rodney for sharing your wealth of knowledge.

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • chip c.

    Outstanding class. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Good Knowledgel, great company, a wonderful day.

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So glad to have taken this class! Rodney, thank you for sharing your knowledge. I feel so much better prepared for my future backpacking trips!

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • tina

    Thank You Rodney ...very informative and a great class

    2 · September 14, 2013

  • Ken

    Rodney. Your the greatest. Thsnks

    1 · September 14, 2013

  • Laura

    I learned so much today! Thank you Rodney for a 5 star class.

    2 · September 14, 2013

  • Madeline

    Great class! I learned so much and am looking forward to putting my new knowledge to work next weekend. Thanks Rodney for all the great advice and demonstrations. :-)

    1 · September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great meetup, learned lots of camping basics. Reminded me of this - how NOT to backpack: http://youtu.be/R3SFqV0hMyo

    2 · September 14, 2013

  • Eddie

    sorry to have to cancel at the last minute but having car trouble and can't make the trip from tampa. was really looking forward to to the class but hope to make another one next time it's offered.

    September 14, 2013

  • Tony J.

    I'm going..whoohoo

    September 1, 2013

    • Tony J.

      where do I go to get in?

      September 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Tony, you come here to this website. Note that the reservations close in the morning at 8:30 a.m. the day before this event this time. Watch tonight for anyone else to cancel and then be the first to sign up here. They get filled up pretty fast. Rodney

      September 12, 2013

  • Gabrielle

    Will miss this meetup.. have to work :-(
    Hope everyone has a great time!

    September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to the class and hike. Not sure what to expect as this is my first time. Do we pay the $10 at the beginning of class?

    September 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just be there at 8:30 a.m. and I will collect the money. You will also need to pay the admission at the gate. See above for that cost. Bring, pen, paper, water, snacks, lunch, and something to sit on.

      September 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wish to join the class if there is still room. Thanks

    September 11, 2013

  • Karen H.

    I'm not planning to camp this weekend but I do want to go on the hike Saturday.

    September 10, 2013

  • Dale

    Class and hike for me, too. Not camping this time.

    September 10, 2013

  • Roberto

    Class and hike for me, will not stay for camping.

    September 9, 2013

  • Laura

    I will be there for the class and the hike, but not camping. Looking forward to it!

    September 9, 2013

  • Sonia M.

    Took this class 4 times. It is great. Can't attend this class, but will join you the following weekend for the backpacking trip. Thank you for volunteering to lead us again!

    September 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Sonia, glad to have you join us!

      September 2, 2013

    • Sonia M.

      Glad to be going on a backpacking trip again with the group. Can't wait to tempt you guys with my cooking!

      September 8, 2013

  • chip c.

    I plan to be there for the class and the 3 mile hike afterwards. I will NOT be camping. Looking forward to the fun.

    September 8, 2013

    • Leslie

      I am also in for the hike but no camping :-)

      September 8, 2013

  • Victoria

    My daughter and I will be camping Sat. night only. We will not be doing the hike. We might tag along for 1/2 mile or so. Thanks, Victoria and Hope.

    September 8, 2013

  • Trista L.

    Long waiting list. Wish I could find out this group earlier!!!

    September 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Put me on the wait list for this one. Rodney did a terrific job last year with the classes at the library.

    September 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Mike. Hope to see you out with us sometime.

      September 2, 2013

  • Victoria

    I was planning to bring my daughter for the class but not take the Hike. We are planning to camp as well. Do I need to make some special arrangements?

    August 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Victoria, Just show up with your gear to camp. Let them know at the gate you are camping and they won't charge you. I will collect from the campers for each night and pay them. Bring lunch, water, bug spray and somsthing comfortable to walk in. Any more questions[masked] after 6 pm.

      August 12, 2013

  • Terri F.

    If the there is round, yes please

    August 12, 2013

  • Rene G.

    Yes, I'd like to attend. Thanks.

    August 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    More the merrier for camping. I will be there about 6pm or so. Maybe before. Have to work Friday but may get out a little earlier.

    August 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bummer it's full. Sounds like a fun class!!

    August 4, 2013

  • Jackie

    My plan is to camp Saturday night, just won't know until closer in to confirm a pet sitter so I can "play".

    August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it after all.

    August 1, 2013

  • Ken

    Cant wait. Thanks for all you do Rodney

    August 1, 2013

  • Nadine Lynch J.

    Can kids attend? I have two boys, ages 9 and 12, that I want to take backpacking.

    August 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Call me to discuss.

      August 1, 2013

  • chip c.

    I know this will class will be full of useful knowledge. Looking forward to it.

    August 1, 2013

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