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How to Backcountry Backpack [Free 3-Hour Course]

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Tired of piecemealing info together from across the web to educate yourself and learn the ropes when it comes to backpacking? Wish you had a guide to, well, guide you as you plan your first backpacking trip? Dude! We read your mind! And we created the most baller backpacking 101 course ever so you can get educated and build the confidence you need to plan your very first backpacking trip (or your first one without your buddy with all the gear).

Amazing, right? Honestly? We’re totally stoked about it. Wanna know more? Sure ya do.

What the Backpacking Course Covers

So. Dang. Much. That’s what this course covers. Indeed, we’ll cover a variety of topics in the fun, educational, snarky Terradrift style you’ve come to know and love, including what to pack, what goes in a first aid kit, how to feed and hydrate yourself in the backcountry, how to avoid animal encounters, practical tips and tricks, and how to backpack more sustainably.

You know, the basics.

Along the way, we’ll share not just the facts, but stories from our own experiences, helpful tidbits we’ve learned along the way, and tips from over 20 years of experience.


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Who this Backpacking Course is For

We created this Backpacking 101 course for those who are brand new to backpacking or have maybe been on a trip or two, but never on their own and never as the one in charge of planning. 

This course is for the friends who have tagged along, but never had their own gear and are finally ready to strike out on their own.

It’s for adventurous souls who don’t know where to start but are dying to get out there and try something new.

It’s for moms and dads and college students, hims, hers and theys, 20-somethings and 30-somethings with kids, without kids, grandparents, solo hikers, people who have never hiked before, people who hike all the time but have never backpacked, and people who grew up camping but haven’t done it for years.

It’s for everybody who’s either new or relatively new to the concept of backpacking and wants to build a solid base of knowledge so they can confidently venture out on their own adventures, assured that they know how to do a bear hang and how much food they need to pack.


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And that’s exactly what this course provides: a foundation of knowledge on which to build a life filled with not just backpacking, but all manner of outdoor adventures.