BACKPACKING!!!! Let's Get Started Workshop

Date and Time

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 10:00AM - 4:30PM


Willow Grove, PA,
Pennsylvania, Eastern,


Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).


Do you want to backpack, but don't know how to get started? Did you backpack years ago, but haven't since the kids came along? Come enjoy a day of information and discussion, either as an introduction or as a refresher. You are sure to glean information to get started or to reignite your passion. Topics include fitness, footwear, backpacks (types, materials, packing, care, repair), clothing for all types of weather, shelter (tents, bivouac bags, and pads), wilderness kitchen, comfort, safety, hygiene, terrain, hazards, and trip planning. We will have sample gear for you to handle and discuss. There is a minimal charge for this seminar, and registration is required. Seminar will start at 10 a.m. and end around 4:30 p.m. Location will be provided to registrants. Cost of coffee, snacks, and lunch will be provided by the AMC Delaware Valley Chapter. Those who attend this seminar will be given registration priority for the upcoming Beginner Backpack Trip to follow the seminar.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $5 member / $15 non-member
*Lunch and snacks for the day

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Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

Delaware Valley (Pa.)




Adults (18+)


I am the current backpacking chair for the Delaware Valley Chapter of AMC, a hiking and biking leader as well. I lead trips for every level of backpacker from those who've never been outdoors overnight to multi day trips in several states. I welcome the opportunity to enhance the outdoor experience for those interested in overnight adventures.


Carl is a hiking and backpacking leader and leads many week long or more trips throughout sections of the Appalachian Trail. He also kayaks and bikes as well and tends to prefer more challenging adventures in the outdoors. He is an excellent teacher with many years of experience.