Thursday May 27th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM (Arizona Time)
IN-STORE CLASS 2 Hours 9 Student Max
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
How to Start Backpacking
Class has limited spots. If you see "The requested qty is not available" error when purchasing, please reduce your requested quantity or choose another class date.
This class covers all the fundamentals of backpacking so you can hit the trail with confidence. It simplifies the process so you can focus on the fun!
Basic know-how and good planning are keys to making a backcountry trip safe and successful. You will learn what to expect, what surprises can happen and how to handle them when they do.
Through instructionals, demonstrations, hands-on exercises, Q&A, and detailed graphic PowerPoint, will give you the practical knowledge needed for self-reliance.
Ideal for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, this course is also great for families, travellers and anyone wanting to get out there and stay awhile.
YOU WILL LEARN:
Start your adventure with the knowledge to make it easy.
CLASS SIZE is kept small (9 attendees) to facilitate questions, individual attention and safe practices during the pandemic. Masks are required in-store.
CLASS INCLUDES: 10% discount for all AHS purchases when you create a Shack account as part of the Arizona Hiking Shack family.
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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Jonathan Mincks – Wilderness Skills & Safety Instructor
Mincks is a boondocks scholar who has been exploring the backcountry since in diapers. His life-long study and engagement in wilderness skills and emergency response has earned him multiple credentials including; Advanced Wilderness First Aid, CPR, Natural Medicine, Wilderness Survival, Desert Survival, and Outfitting.
Members of the Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association Search and Rescue team have called his classes “PSAR” – Preventative Search and Rescue.
His inspiring approach to teaching is renowned for being practical, thorough, and current. His attention to detail has garnered him acclaim from new enthusiasts to seasoned professionals alike.
"You teach PSAR. Preventative Search and Rescue. It's great!"
Members of the Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association SAR Team.
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