Friday March 23rd, 6:00 – 8:00 PM (Arizona Time)
ONLINE ZOOM CLASS 2 Hours 10 Student Max
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
How to Start Backpacking.
Class limited to 10 spots. If you see "The requested qty is not available" error when purchasing, please reduce you requested quantity or choose another class date.
This online Zoom class covers all the fundamentals so you can hit the trail with confidence and experience the proven physical and mental health benefits of being out in nature.
Basic know-how and good planning are the keys to making a backcountry trip safe and successful. Knowing what to expect, what surprises can happen and how to handle them mitigates risk and lets you focus on the fun!
Through live demonstrations, hands-on exercises, Q&A, and detailed graphic PowerPoint presentation you will get the practical knowledge that gives you confidence!
Ideal for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, this course is also great for families, travel and anyone wanting to get out there and stay awhile.
YOU WILL LEARN:
To follow along with some demos you may want to have these items on hand:
These items are needed for you to participate fully in exercises during this online zoom class.
CLASS SIZE is kept small (10 attendees) to facilitate questions and individual attention.
CLASS INCLUDES: 15% Off one-time coupon for an AHS purchase and when you create a Shack account you'll be given a 10% Discount for all future purchases as part of the Arizona Hiking Shack family.
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 in; Advanced Wilderness First Aid, CPR, Natural Medicine, Wilderness Survival, Desert Survival, Paddling Specialist and Outfitting.
His approach to teaching is renowned for being practical, thorough, inspiring and current. His attention to detail and current "hacks" has garnered him acclaim from new enthusiasts and seasoned professionals alike.
"What you teach is PSAR, Preventative Search and Rescue"
Members of the Central Arizona Mountain Rescue Association (CAMRA) Search and Rescue team after watching Mincks in action.
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