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The Shack in the Wild - Scott

Name: Scott Hometown: Ossian, Indiana Scott is a sales team member and our resident fishing & hiking expert. Q. What is your favorite outdoor activity? A. Fishing. I become very relaxed while fishing and studying nature and the elements. Q. Where is one of your favorite places to go and get away? A. I love the White Mountains area of Arizona...

Desert Safety Course - January

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.”
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Thu, Jan 26th
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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...

Wilderness Survival Course - February

4 Hrs at The Shack's new Outdoor Classroom
- Includes essential survival packet & booklet

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Sun, Feb 5th
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Wilderness Survival Course
Self-Reliance for the Outdoors 4 Hr. $40 at The Shack's new Outdoor Classroom - Includes essential survival packet & booklet This is a 4 hour outdoor desert focused course...

Winter Hiking

Finally, it's getting chilly here in the southwest. This is a time when you can see more wildlife and actually be safer in the desert, as long as you're prepared.

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.”
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Thu, Nov 17th
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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.”
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Thu, Oct 6th
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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...

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Featured Rental Items

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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