What we're about

Three things we got tired of hearing from folks:

1. “None of my friends are into backpacking! So I have nobody to go with.”

2. “None of my backpacking friends are available to go when I’m free!”

3. “I love the outdoors, but I don’t know anybody who can help me get into backpacking!”

Assuming that the above is true (and not due to bad breath, personal hygiene issues, or offensive personality traits) all you really need is some new friends who backpack! ;-) You have come to the right place! Relax and take a deep breath!

Backpacking is what we do! Check out our Message Board and Calendar. Look at our trip photos. We have some awesome, experienced trip leaders and instructors. We have several events per month. Come out and take a hike!

Click on the Files tab and read the "New Backpacker Orientation" document.

Members of our group will receive special promotional offers from local area outfitters who sponsor our meetup.

-The Leadership Team

By becoming members and participating in meetup events you accept and agree to all conditions of our Liability Waiver: Cincinnati Area Backpackers Meetup Waiver (https://www.meetup.com/CincinnatiBackpackers/pages/Cincinnati_Area_Backpackers_Meetup_Waiver)

Upcoming events (1)

Wilderness First Aid Course

Needs a location

WILDERNESS FIRST AID
September 24-25,[masked]:00 am - 5:30 pm
Lost Creek Reserve, Troy, Ohio
$215.00

Please email Matt Hartman (Lead Instructor) at [masked] to register and with questions about the WFA course.

Please email Andy Niekamp at [masked] with questions about Lost Creek Reserve, facilities, and camping.

Wilderness First Aid is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast who wants a basic level of first aid training for remote trips when access to medical help can be delayed.

First developed by SOLO Wilderness Medicine School in 1976, WFA is a 16-hour course that focuses on the entry-level skills of: response and assessment, musculoskeletal injuries, environmental emergencies, soft tissue injuries, and medical emergencies. The WFA curriculum focuses on real-life examples and blends classroom learning with hands-on scenarios. Upon completion, students will receive a SOLO certification card, good for 2 years

Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry emergencies are preventable, and even when bad things happen, sometimes the wrong care can make things worse. By learning a few basic skills, you can make the difference between a good outcome and a bad one-and maybe even save a life.

WHERE IS THE LOCATION?
The course will be taught both indoors and outdoors at scenic Lost Creek Reserve near Troy, Ohio. Lost Creek Reserve is managed by the Miami County Park District. Restroom, microwave, and refrigerator are available. Free primitive tent camping is available to registered participants.

WHO IS THE WFA FOR?
The WFA is the perfect course for the outdoor enthusiast or trip leader who wants a basic level of first aid training for short trips with family, friends, and outdoor groups. It also meets the ACA guidelines.

WHAT IS TAUGHT?
The WFA is 16 hours long (two days), and focuses on the basic skills of: Response and Assessment, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Environmental Emergencies, Survival Skills, Soft Tissue Injuries, and Medical Emergencies.

IS THERE AN EXAM?
Yes, there is ongoing evaluation of practical skills, and there are written assessments throughout the course.

DO I GET CERTIFIED?
Yes. You will receive a SOLO WFA certification, which is good for two years.

CPR certification is available for an additional fee.

Details: https://www.soloschools.com/events/wilderness-first-aid-optional-cpr-157/

Please email Matt Hartman (WFA Instructor) at [masked] to register and with questions about the WFA course.

Please email Andy Niekamp at [masked] with questions about Lost Creek Reserve, facilities, and camping.

Past events (566)

BTA EGGS Hike Weekend/Challenge Hikes

Needs a location

Photos (7,108)