Introduction to Lightweight Backpacking

Find your direction and follow it with an introductory backpacking course at NVU.

Date: July 28-31, 2020 (four full days)
Location: Franconia Notch (Subject to change)
Price: $839
Instructor: Dr. Ben Mirkin

This course will prepare you to venture into the great outdoors as a prepared and equipped backpacker.

You'll start the course in an online module meal planning, prepping gear, and planning the logistics for a four-day, three-night backpacking trip. 

Participants will need to be equipped with some lightweight gear — we have some available to lend but options are limited. Instructor Dr. Ben Mirkin will able to advise you on where to buy equipment at reasonable costs.

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