Fri, Oct 12 | South End of Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive

Beginners Backpacking Bootcamp-Wisconsin

This course is designed for the inexperienced backpacker that has minimal to no outdoor experience. Our goal is to ensure you gain the knowledge and confidence you need to backpack on your own.
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Beginners Backpacking Bootcamp-Wisconsin

Time & Location

Oct 12, 2018, 4:00 PM – Oct 14, 2018, 2:00 PM
South End of Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive, Kettle Moraine Dr, Whitewater, WI 53190, USA

About The Event

This course is designed for inexperienced or new backpackers. The boot camp combines hiking and camping in a backcountry setting. Our primary goal is to help members become self sufficient and familiar with their gear and gain the skills required to be safe while hiking.

This event will involve hiking a total of approximately 10 miles over 2 days. The terrain where we will be hiking contains steep hills, ravines, drop offs, ledges, unstable and rocky terrain, wooden crossings, and can be strenuous at times. The trails may also be wet, slippery, muddy, and rocky. Drinking water will be obtained and filtered from area creeks or will be provided by event hosts.


Members are responsible for obtaining their own gear or gear rental can be provided for an additional cost.

Course Highlights:

-Backpacking basics

-Gear selection /shakedown

-Safety and survival basics

-Water Filtration techniques

-Meal Preparation/Food storage

-Leave no Trace Principles

-Foot care and Hygiene on the trail

Gear rental is available for an extra fee and includes the following:


-1 person tent

-Sleeping bag

-sleeping pad

-Backpacking stove /cookware

-water filter


-trekking poles


-dry bag/Ursack for food storage

  • 1 Person
  • 1 person w/gear rental

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