Introduction to Backcountry
Learn the basics to backcountry camping
Have you been hiking for years and are not sure where to start for overnight trips? Would you like to try out backpacking before you invest in all the equipment? Do you need to sharpen your skills on wilderness medicine and basic backcountry travel? We offer 1 & 2 night experiences that act as a workshop for many folks. We cover the basics of packing and equipment logistics, as well as “what to dos”. Before you invest in all the gear, let SMG recommend what you may need and how to save money. Participants walk away with life long friends and a sense of confidence for their next trip out.
We cover the basics:
• Packing and equipment logistics
• How to create comfort without weight
• Wilderness 1st aid basics
• Land navigation (map & compass)
• Troubleshooting issues that often arise
• Backcountry cooking
• Weather related issues
• Primitive skills
• And more
Before you invest in all the gear, let SMG recommend what you may need and how to save money. Participants walk away with life long friends and a sense of confidence for their next trip out.
Time: 2 Days or 3 Days
Limit: 6 in a group (+up to 2 guides)
Price Per Person:
2 Day Trip $470
3 Day Trip $635
Private trips available.
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- Learning backcountry skills of survival and comfort
- Fire building
- First Aid
- Gear Use and Care
- Food storage and prep
Detailed daily route plan: TBD
Advisory or cautions:
As with any high elevation hiking the weather can change quickly and mental\physical preparedness is necessary for your enjoyment.
So are you ready to join on us on an adventure?!!!
Here is a list of stuff you should bring with you and what is provided by your guide!
YOU BRING, and are responsible for …
(Keep in mind that this will be a heavy pack, and over loading can make for a less than comfy trip for you. The same goes for bringing too little! So read this carefully and please feel free to ask your guide for advice!)
Please inform your guide of any and all health issues and potentially critical personal info such as allergies to any meds and or bees or heart conditions etc.
Oh and about the food! I know your thinking about the food!
All meals are prepared by your guide!
Our dinners will be a yummy mix of filling and tasty dehydrated meals with added fresh veggies and we try to have a different meal each night! We pick high quality meals and fruits and veggies for us and our guests so we are all fully energized and feel great for our adventures!
For breakfasts we like to have a breakfast bar and or yummy hot oatmeal!
Lunches are usually peanut butter and jelly or tuna packets and crackers!
We also provide a few good snack bars for each day.
And of course there has to be a desert!
Please inform your guide upon reservation of any dietary restrictions or needs.