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**SOLD OUT** Backpacking 101-Classroom

July 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Are you interested in backpacking but don’t know where to start? This is the course for you.
This course is designed for adventurers like you that enjoy the outdoors and wish to spend more time in the wilderness but are not sure of what to do.
This course will help you:

Introduce people to the joys of backpacking​.
Provide information on the ‘tools of the trade’ and show you the proper use of backpacking gear.
Help you find the balance between comfort and weight​.
Increase your skills and abilities​.
Find enjoyment in remote places.
Learn the Principals of Leave No Trace (LNT) practices.
Discuss safe hiking practices​ and trail etiquette.
Enjoy a safe and enjoyable back country trip with an experienced backpacking guide.

This course is divided into 2 parts:

Backpacking – Classroom is a one day course that is held in an outdoor classroom setting. The day will consist of Instructor led presentations, gear demonstrations, hands on activities, and lots of informal discussions.

Backpacking – Camping is a two-day, one night backpacking trip. We will begin our backpacking trip in the morning and hike to a remote, primitive campsite (no electric, running water or bathroom). Throughout the backpacking trip, we will practice and perfect the skills and lessons that were taught during the classroom session.

 The registration for this course is two-part, in the calendar Backpacking – Classroom is the outdoor classroom session. Backpacking – Camping is the two-day backpacking trip. Backpacking – Classroom must be completed before Backpacking – Camping. Go into the calendar and choose the dates that work best for your schedule. After completion of Classroom, Backpacking – Camping may be attended as many times as you wish (depending on available space) to hone your backpacking skills.

Contact us at HikeItFlorida@outlook.com for additional details and to sign up.

Please read the Terms and Conditions for additional information.


July 29, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Myakka River State Park – Conference Room
13081 State Road 72
Sarasota, FL 34241 United States
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Hike It Florida is not associated with any National, State or Public Park.

By participating in any courses and/or activities of Hike It Florida. You recognize that any outdoor activity may involve certain dangers, including but not limited to the hazards of traveling in outdoor environments, accidents or illness in remote places, forces of nature, and the actions of participants and other persons.


In consideration of and as part payment for the right to participate in the courses and/or activities offered by Hike It Florida, you agree to RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY Hike It Florida and its employees, members, agents, and or volunteers from any and all liability, claims and causes of action arising out of or in any way connected with your participation, or the participation of any minor that you are signing on behalf of, in any activities offered by Hike It Florida. This includes but is not limited to all liability claims and causes of action in any way connected to property owned or leased by Hike It Florida, or the actions or inactions of any Hike It Florida employees, members, agents, and or volunteers.

You personally assume all risks in connection with these activities. If you are signing on behalf of a minor, you further agree to HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY Hike It Florida and its employees, members, agents, and or volunteers from all liability, claims and causes of action which the minor may have arising from the minor’s participation in activities. The terms of this agreement shall serve as a release and indemnity agreement for your heirs, personal representative, and for all members of your family, including any minors. (Parents or legal guardians must sign for all persons under eighteen (18) years of age.

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