Backpacking - Making the Wilderness Your Home

Sale price Price $ 349.00 Regular price

We do not go into the wilderness, we return to it.

Starlit nights, a fresh cup of morning coffee, great food and better conversation around the campfire—learn to backpack and you learn how to get fully off grid and leave city stress and life behind.

Maybe you consider “primitive” a hotel without room service, or you’re a day hiker looking to take your outdoors experience to the next level. Maybe you’ve spent a less than pleasant night outdoors with some less than experienced guides. This degree will give you all the tools necessary to spend a comfortable night or more in the woods.

You’ll learn how to pack food for multiple days, pace long distance trips, and find the perfect spot to spend the night. Starting with the basics in NYC, we’ll take our skills and our packs to the trail with two practical classes upstate including one overnight trip.

Package includes:

Don’t have an overnight backpack? Don’t worry. We work with a Brooklyn-based gear rental company Traverse Outfitters and all DBA Academy students receive a 20% discount on gear rental.