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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, April 19th 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 is $13.00 per person. This does includes the park admission. I will send out a flyer for you to present at the gate so they don't charge you there.  I will pay them for those that attend after the class.  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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  • Tony J.

    At our table we were talking about a good equipment reference book. I'll post a picture of the book. It talks about the equipment needed and the pros and cons...

    1 · April 20, 2014

    • Belinda

      Thanks Tony. Enjoyed meeting you and your perspective on backpacking!

      April 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great group of people! They had so many good questions. Hope to see you all out next weekend. I will email each of you info. for the backpackt trip for next weekend. If you don't receive by late tonight, email me back at [masked] for the info. Thanks, Rodney

    April 20, 2014

  • Belinda

    Great job Rodney! Very good information and well planned and coordinated. Thank you so much!

    April 19, 2014

  • Lisa J.

    A big thank you to Rodney for such an informative session!

    April 19, 2014

  • julie w.

    Lots of great and useful info! Will certainly be getting gear.

    April 19, 2014

  • Tony J.

    Very informative day... and setting up the tent was a fun exercise.. great job Rodney!!

    April 19, 2014

  • Julia

    Awesome meet up. This was my first meet up w the group. Very informative and great people

    2 · April 19, 2014

  • Tony J.

    Hi Rodney. .. where do we get the flyer u mention?

    April 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just print the email I sent out last night. I had printer/ scanner problems last night.

      April 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to regretfully give up my spot, I am sick.

    April 18, 2014

  • austin

    Woke up with a sore throat. Better open up my spot.

    April 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hope you are feeling better soon and join us again next time.

      April 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Weather is calling for some rain chance tomorrow. Please be sure to come. We will be in a covered pavilion. This is a rain or shine event as well as the backpack trip. See all of you at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow. [masked] call or text.

    April 18, 2014

  • Santo R.

    Rodney looks like I won't be able to make this trip, I really wanted to go.

    April 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I won't be able to attend this saturday. Some one else can have my spot.

    April 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any one else not able to come? Please drop out if not coming since we have so many still wanting to come.

    April 13, 2014

  • Tom W.

    Yikes! The wait list is unbelievable. Since this will be a refresher kind of thing for me, I'm going to step aside and let a newbie take my slot. Rodney, if you do this again (and I would strongly encourage you too) I'll sign up again. Plus ever thought of doing Backpacking 102...103...201 etc for some more advanced skill building?

    April 13, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Tom. Thanks for making room for others. Yes I will keep that in mind for near future.

      April 13, 2014

  • Jurdy D.

    I did not get an email...are they going out to the what list? Thanks.

    1 · April 12, 2014

  • Chris J.

    I have to change my RSVP, will have to work all day saturday, maybe next time.

    April 12, 2014

  • Karen

    I signed up for the waiting list, and if you would consider doing a class on a Sunday that would be great as I will have to cancel something to attend. (Same goes for occasional future trips). Hope to join in the fun soon.

    1 · March 20, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Karen, I may have another class in the Fall.

      March 31, 2014

    • Karen

      Sent you an email.

      April 8, 2014

  • Carolyn L.

    Would like to bring my daughter if a spot opens up. please let me know. Thank you.

    March 20, 2014

    • Carolyn L.

      I did Geneva, did you get my reply? I am thankful to you, and will take advantage of it.

      April 8, 2014

  • Andrea L.

    Would also like to attend with my 16yo son if 2 spots miraculously open up. Thank you :)

    April 3, 2014

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