This is the premier gear and equipment class for any hiker, backpacker or outdoor enthusiast. The purpose of this class is to teach each student how to stay, warm, dry and safe in the outdoors through the use of proper gear. We will go into detail on boots, socks, base layers, soft shells, hard shells, tents, water filters, stoves and many other things. We will spend time discuss down, both in sleeping bags and jackets, waterproof breathable materials that are used to make jackets and boot liners. We will have gear and clothing for each student to inspect and check out. This is the only class of its kind in the Midwest and a must for any person trying to outfit themselves and learn everything about gear. Cost for the class is $35.00 and is all classroom.