BACKPACKING – WILDERNESS TRAINING COURSE – ARKANSAS
October 26 @ 6:00 am - October 28 @ 6:00 pm$200.00
Join our team on a 3 day wilderness backpacking excursion into the Quachita Mountains (about a 3 hour drive from Lindale).
Backpacking is one of the most satisfying ways to get into seclusion and away from the craziness of life. But too many times people go about it wrong from purchasing their first gear to the locations and it can become serious, and deadly very fast.
We will be focusing on the priorities of survival while moving over extended rugged terrain. Training on skillsets that will work in any remote and wild environment.
This course will have challenges for seasoned hikers and prepare new folks to the trails for going out on their own or leading their family on wilderness excursions.
Learn from instructors with 1000s of miles between them in wilderness areas from all over the country and abroad. Both experienced in leading groups into the wild successfully with military and wilderness survival training behind them.
Minimal gear will be required to join us and the training subject matter is as follows but not limited to:
Gear Selection – more is not better
Food and Water Procurement
Long Range Movement
Navigation and Signaling
Security and Predator Proofing
Shelter – Setting Camp
When Things Go Bad – What , When and How
72 hour or larger pack
Good solid hiking boots with ankle support, 2 pairs of socks (do not recommend cotton)
Extra change of clothes if desired
2 quart nalgene bottles and collapsible water bladder, bottle or cube
Water purification system – pump, tabs or boiling….students choice
Lightweight Metal bowl or cup for cooking
Basic first aid kit and moleskin
Duct tape and paracord
Lighter, waterproof matches and fire steel
Compass and signal mirror
Waterproof pack cover and large construction grade trash bags (3)
Poncho or jacket
Emergency shelter (no tents)
Sleeping bag and pad if desired
Food desired – what you pack in you will pack out
Medications you may need
Ages 16 and up, 16 yr old must be accompanied by parent or guardian over 18.
Cost is $200 per person – covers guiding, instruction, preparation meeting and debrief. SPOTS ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED, sign up now to secure your spot and can pay later if needed before the trip.
Any questions feel free to contact us!
A preparation meeting will be held prior to the trip to check gear, discuss carpooling and meet locations and times.