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Desert Safety Course - November

This 2 hour course offers a hands-on primer addressing the specific concerns of our extreme Southwest environment. Learn about the basic skills & gear needed for identifying, reducing and dealing with common hazards and life threatening situations. For those new to the desert this course is an eye opening must. For old desert rats it will refresh and update their knowledge. “If you aim to travel here, it’s good to have a few pieces of gear, a little know how and a healthy respect for things.”
Dates: 
Thu, Nov 17th
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Desert Safety
This 2 hour course offers a hands-on primer addressing the specific concerns of our extreme Southwest environment. Learn about the basic skills & gear needed for identifying, reducing and dealing with common hazards and life threatening situations...
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A free seminar with Backpacker’s gear guru Randy Propster, gear giveaways, a store-wide sale Club pricing on all backpacking gear, camp out Weenie roast, demonstrations and a valley wide Outdoor Gear Swap! COME JOIN THE FUN AND GET OUT MORE!...

Backpacker Magazine's Get Out More Tour

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Desert Safety Course - October

This 2 hour course offers a hands-on primer addressing the specific concerns of our extreme Southwest environment. Learn about the basic skills & gear needed for identifying, reducing and dealing with common hazards and life threatening situations. For those new to the desert this course is an eye opening must. For old desert rats it will refresh and update their knowledge. “If you aim to travel here, it’s good to have a few pieces of gear, a little know how and a healthy respect for things.”
Dates: 
Thu, Oct 6th
Dates: 
Desert Safety
This 2 hour course offers a hands-on primer addressing the specific concerns of our extreme Southwest environment. Learn about the basic skills & gear needed for identifying, reducing and dealing with common hazards and life threatening situations...

Mastering the Phoenix Summit Challenge

Phoenix Summit Challenge
If you are hiking the Phoenix Summit Challenge November 12th you need to be prepared to hike 26 miles while gaining and losing close to 5,000-6,000’ in elevation.

You're in Arizona, You Can't Stay Out of the Sun

Sun Protective Clothing In Arizona, not being in the sun during the summer time isn't really an option. Most of us slather on our favorite sunscreen and go about our day from May to September. Sure, there are plenty of conversations on how much protection sunscreens actually provide. Some people just steering clear from what's in sunscreens, altogether...

The Shack in the Wild - Jon

Photo courtesy of Phoenix New Times Name: Jon Hometown: Tucson, Arizona Jon is "The Shack" Instructor for Desert Safety and Backpacking. Q. What is your favorite outdoor activity? A. I really enjoy camping in the middle of nowhere. The backpacking to get there isn't bad either. I also enjoy hiking, bushcraft, and survival. Q. Where is one of your favorite places to go and get away? A...

2016 Water Rescue Rendezvous

Presenting the... 15th Annual Swiftwater Rescue Rendezvous June 4th, 2016 Schedule 0630 - 0730 Volunteer Registration 0700 Team Registration Begins 0800 Safety Meeting at Registration Table 0830 Events Begin Lunch Provided Donations would be most appreciated...

Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend Event

Come by and see us November 25th, 26th & 27th! On Black Friday and the rest of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, checkout our lowest prices of the year. Plenty of items with big discounts Various BOGO deals in the Rental Department, while they last Don't forget to purchase a gift certificate or two for those hard to shop for friends and family!...

El Niño is Coming!

How will El Niño affect you this year? With an epic weather event forecasted for us this year, preparation is the key to comfort. It’s never fun getting caught in the rain…well, ok, sometimes it is. And it’s even less fun being cold in the rain. There are a lot of things that can make this winter comfortable, but a clothing choice can make or break that special trip...

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Here at the Arizona Hiking Shack, we have you covered with all your outdoor needs. We offer a spectrum of products and resources for each recreational activity like backpacking gear, boating gear and instruction, camping gear, orienteering instruction, technical canyoneering gear and instruction, and rock climbing gear and instruction. You are not limited with brands at The Shack. We off a wide selection from top-market, leading manufactures like La Sportiva, Five Ten, Wild Country, Black Diamond, Rock Exotica, Petzl, NRS, and more.

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