Intro to Hiking and Backpacking

Whether you are a first time hiker/backpacker, or a seasoned expert looking for new ideas for up to date gear and techniques, join us for our Intro to Hiking and Backpacking. 

We'll review the Must-Haves for every hiking pack, and what makes backpacking different from hiking.

Learn about the special features you see on today's packs, and how to properly size your torso for a pack.

See what new products have entered the market for this season, and what makes them so special!

Also available at the Skokie location, call[masked]

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  • Christine B.

    All Terrain Natural Herbal Armor is the insect repellant I mentioned last night. I bought it a either Target or Walgreens.

    August 28, 2013

    • Birt H.

      Thanks Christine, I'll look for it the next time I go into either of those stores.

      August 28, 2013

  • Birt H.

    Once again, even though I have a fair amount of backpacking experience, I came away with several new ideas.

    1 · August 28, 2013

  • Anthony G.

    Sorry I missed you guys.. last minute work issues came up...:-(

    August 28, 2013

  • Kristen E.

    I had a lot of fun and found out so much and could sit there for hours listening to Carl and his experiences. The great thing was it really was basic

    August 27, 2013

  • Kristen E.

    I have a lot to learn!

    August 24, 2013

  • Birt H.

    No matter how much backpacking you have done, there is always something new to learn. I've picked up a lot of great ideas by listening to the experience stories of other backpackers.

    August 19, 2013

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