Lightweight and Ultralight Backpacking Gear Seminar - Online Classroom

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Lightweight and Ultralight Backpacking Gear Seminar - Online Classroom

The "Going Light" backpacking class will help attendees create their own personal lightweight system...to go backpacking more comfortably, or farther, or faster, or all three.

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This seminar will begin  at 6:30PM on Monday April 13 .  The class will be held using free ZOOM video conferencing; details to be provided.

The "Going Light" backpacking class will help attendees create their own personal lightweight system...to go backpacking more comfortably, or farther, or faster, or all three.  A system tailored to individual needs, budget and style.  We'll explore gear alternatives and trade-offs.  Do some lightweight "math." Look at gear and supply performance, ease of use, versatility, repackaging, durability and price.  See what AT, PCT and CDT thru-hikers most commonly have in their systems. Help you get familiar with some of the latest gear choices, from national brands to small cottage-industry companies.  Talk about a process to move toward lightening one's pack. And help you develop and maintain -- and adjust -- your own lightweight packing list.

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