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Backpacking/Camping Essentials Micro Retreat!


A full day education workshop all about backpacking right in the heart of Austin! Not only will we learn together, we will also have time to hike the park and do a polar plunge in the falls for those interested! 


Mckinney Falls State Park( right in the heart of Austin!) 

Topics covered: 

  • How to pack a backpack optimally
  • What food to bring
  • How to pack food based on your weight/distance
  • Best equipment for different backpacking and camping experiences 

Tentative Outline of Education: 

10:00 am - 11: 00 am - Introduction to Backpacking and Camping

  • The difference between backpacking and camping

  • Checklists for Backpacking and Camping

  • Essentials for both experiences

11:00-12:00 pm - How to pack for a backpacking trip

  • Backpack: What size do I bring?

  • How to back everything efficiently and appropriately

  • What should my pack weigh based on my weight

12:00- 2:00 - Backpacking meals and snacks. We will eat what we cook!

  • Three go to healthy meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner on backpacking trips
  • What does a backcountry kitchen look like

  • How do I plan my food for my weight and dietary needs

  • Cooking methods and storage for meals

2:00-3:00- Group discussion and Q & A on individual needs and questions

What to bring: 

  • If you don't have any equipment that is totally fine but bring your backpack, cooking materials etc if you do have them! 
  • Your own lunch

Price: $50

Sign up here! 

Number of spots: 12

Number of spots left: 8