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Intro to Backpacking (classroom)

Seattle, WA , United States
8h
English

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Kaf – (pronounced like cough) – is an old mystical Hebrew word meaning ‘the power to actualize potential.’ The Hebrew legend goes that Kaf is a sacred mythological mountain that surrounds the world and bounds the horizon. This mountain rests upon the emerald stone of sakhrat, which emanates miraculous power; together, their reflection makes the sky blue. Kaf Adventures is dedicated to self-discovery, wilderness skill education and leadership development through outdoor recreation, adventure travel, and wilderness exploration. We always strive to maintain an awareness of our impact on the natural environment and of different cultures we visit. Kaf Adventures arose out of the outdoor passions of owner and operator, Mick Pearson. Mick began studying outdoor recreation in 1997, and felt the value of experiential education while spending time with others in wild places. These experiences and interactions impacted his life, created a place for self-discovery, and gave him an appreciation for the natural world. Thus Kaf Adventures was born out of his experiences and has shared a parallel process with Mick’s journeys. What makes Kaf, Kaf? You, me and the places we go together! Kaf is all about community. Students do not just zoom in and out of our classes; they become members of the Kaf community. Though our adventures in nature, our community members form unique bonds with each other that continue to grow once back in the city. The 3 segments of Kaf: Outdoor Exploration, Adventure Travel, and Team Development. Within each segment you will find a place to learn, experience and reflect upon your daily existence.

What we'll do

Learn about wilderness travel and survival techniques during our Introduction to Backpacking training course! (8 hours of classroom discussion) This engaging and informative class is designed to prepare students for an exciting overnight, multi-day backpacking experience. It is the perfect opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts who don’t have a background in wilderness survival and planning. It is included in the price of the backpacking excursion and is required to participate. Curriculum Includes: Topographic Map reading Route Planning Food and Meal planning; Cooking in the outdoors Clothing requirements and gear purchase suggestions Basic First Aid Emergency procedures Basics of Campcraft Leave No Trace ethics and environmental awareness Local area hikes and suggested trips Hazard assessment and awareness Details: 1 8 h required prior to your backpacking excursion Feel free to contact us if you have questions. After you’ve completed this introductory course, you’ll be ready to practice your skills on the Intro to Backpacking Excursion. So sign up today and let’s go backpacking!

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