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LIGHTWEIGHT BACKPACKING CLASS

  • Sep 13, 2014 · 1:00 PM
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An orientation to back country travel with an emphasis on carrying just what is needed and affordability.  

The class will provide an overview of the trail etiquette and gear needed to comfortably hike and spend an overnight in the back country with minimal environmental impact. Gear typically carried by an Appalachian Trail hiker (which also works for weekenders) will be demonstrated. Comparisons of “traditional”, “lightweight”, and “ultralight” hiking gear will be examined. Examples of “do-it-yourself” projects will be demonstrated. Menu planning, first aid supplies and on-line resources will be discussed. Participants will be provided with resources to streamline their gear selection and trip planning processes.

When: September 13, 2014 ----- 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Fee: $25 (Cash only; paid on the day of the class.) (Guests must also pay the Class Fee.) (A portion of which goes to Nashville Backpacker Meetup to defray administrative expenses.)


Please do NOT post "I'm not going" messages, unless you registered for the class and find later that you can not attend.


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  • Al B.

    I sent the spreadsheets on Sunday morning, but some folks did not get them. I'll send them again right now. If you don't get them, first check your spam box and if you didn't get them, please send me a PM via this website and I'll resend via regular email.

    1 · September 16, 2014

  • Amelia G.

    Very informative!

    September 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Learned a lot... Thank you

    September 13, 2014

  • Jill R.

    Learned so much! Thank you

    September 13, 2014

  • Connie (kovvie) S.

    I am sooo sorry we got our times crossed and i kept trying to change my rsvp but it wasnt showing. Was really looking fwd to it :(

    September 13, 2014

  • Amelia G.

    Early.. it looks like no one is home. Should I just come up and knock?

    September 13, 2014

  • Emily

    Since someone can't make it now, could I bring a guest?

    September 12, 2014

    • Al B.

      okay.

      September 12, 2014

  • Al B.

    Just a reminder, the LtWt Backpacking Class is Saturday. The mailbox will be marked with a bandana. Please park on the street and come around to the back of the house, we'll be on the back porch. See you Saturday afternoon!

    1 · September 11, 2014

    • Al B.

      All set; thanks. Could use some help tearing down, though.

      September 12, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Al, I can help with that

      September 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for the short notice- unable to make the class this weekend.

    September 12, 2014

    • Al B.

      please adjust your RSVP to reflect the change.

      September 12, 2014

  • Al B.

    The Lightweight Backpacking Class is now open for "Guests" to attend. Note: Guests will also have to pay the class fee.

    August 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    How do I add a guest to come with me? It doesn't give me the option

    August 6, 2014

    • Al B.

      Class is limited to members due to limited space at my home.

      August 6, 2014

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