Fri, Jun 01|
Kickapoo Valley Reserve Visitor Center
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.
Time & Location
Jun 01, 2018, 4:00 PM – Jun 03, 2018, 5:00 PM
Kickapoo Valley Reserve Visitor Center, S3661 WI-131, La Farge, WI 54639, 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 10-14 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.
-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
3.25″ thick sleeping pad
Single burner camp stove
Katadyne or Sawyer Water filter pump
Set of GSI cookware
Course instruction and backpacking will take place June 2-3, 2018. Instructors will arrive June 1, anyone attending the course is invited to arrive Friday June 1 to camp out. If you do not wish to camp out on Friday, we will meet Saturday morning at 8 am. More information will be sent out prior to the event. Backpacking meals and meal packages are available, please visit our "Shop" page for more information.
This reservation is for 1 person. Client must obtain their own gear. We will contact you with a list of required gear prior to the start of the trip.
1 person w/gear rental
This reservation for 1 person with gear rental. We will contact you with a list of additional required gear prior to the start of the trip. Additional $50 deposit required for gear rental. Gear will be provided for a maximum of 3 days. Client is responsible for contacting us to determine proper backpack size. Gear Rental includes: -Backpack -Sleeping bag -Sleeping pad -UL Pillow -2 person tent -water purifier -Stove -Headlamp -Sit pad -Trekking poles