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Beginners Backpacking Bootcamp

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Forest Glen Preserve

20301 900 North Road

Georgetown, IL 61846

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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.

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

Course Highlights:
-Backpacking basics
-Gear selection
-Safety and survival basics
-Water Filtration techniques
-Meal Preparation/Food storage
-Leave no Trace Principles
-Foot care and Hygiene on the trail

Carpooling:
Locations will be determined based on attendees.

Cost:
Cost per person is $100 or $260 per person including gear rental.

Reservations:
Registration deadline is March 1, 2018. Cancellations after March 15 are subject to a 50% non-refundable deposit. Reservations can be made via one of the following methods:

Purchase tickets on Eventbrite or Credit/debit card transactions can be processed by calling 608-571-4937 or you can submit payment to Truenorthexp@gmail.com using either Paypal or Chase quick pay. Add "April bootcamp" into the subject line.

Additional information will be emailed to you after registering.

Contact Info:
Call 608-571-4937 or email Truenorthexp@gmail.com for more info.

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Georgetown, IL 61846

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