Are you ready to try backpacking after an inspiring visit to a national park? Ready to introduce your kids to the great outdoors? Are you a longtime hiker who needs a refresher after too much time away from the trails? Whatever your goal, this indoor workshop will teach you the techniques to have a safe and enjoyable backpacking trip. We will cover topics such as backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, stoves, food, clothes, footwear, weather, terrain, comfort zone, trip planning, and Leave No Trace Principles. Learn the skills necessary to tackle your future backpacking trips confidently and competently. Learn from the experts!
Andy Niekamp is from Kettering and has a passion for long distance hiking. He has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail end to end three times. Andy is founder and leader of the DaytonHikers.Org group, the largest outdoor recreation group in Dayton.