Since we have been in Atlanta Georgia, one of Full Moon Adventures most successful classes as been our Backpacking Bootcamp. For those who have never heard of a Backpacking Bootcamp, it’s pretty simple. We teach you what gear you need to enjoy a night out in the backcoutry. Deep into the Wilderness on the trail you will get to know your gear. Gear: as in Tent, Cooking Stove, and Water Filtration.
There is nothing like going out with others and learning something new together. That’s why our Bootcamp class does so well. It’s a very social event while at the same time and educational experience. But another huge benefit, it’s that it’s always relativity close to Atlanta. We usually go out only 2 hours North into the Mountains so you get a feel of a real experience.
Some major retailers will take you to a State Park and charge a huge amount of money for one night of backpacking. That’s great! But FMA feels we can do a much better job.
So what to expect: We start by shaking down your pack. We see how it fit’s, check the contents, pack it, and make sure you actually are NOT packing the kitchen sink. After we do all that (with everyone), we set out for a 4 mile trek into the Wilderness. We set up camp and get everyone ready for a night they won’t forget. But before the big campfire, we go through a set of instruction. One of them is, filtering your water. We usually camp right next to a river or creek and everyone learns how to filter water. After that, we teach you how to hang a “Bear Bag”, then “How to Start a Fire”.
On the next day we always go over Leave No Trace Ethics. Really important before you embark on a Solo journey.
Check out our Bootcamp Class and sign up. We have a blast!!!