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Backpacking 101 Course Series

The scope of this course series is to provide clear and sound coverage of the current concepts, techniques, and challenges involved in the pursuit of exploring the backcountry and to provide a fundamental understanding of each topic covered.


Self-Paced Learning

This course is set up to be delivered in an online format when ever you are ready. Simply login and begin your session. You can pause and take breaks at any time or come back to it another day. This is a self pace study program so you can complete is as fast or as slow as you like.

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Video Lectures, Comprehensive Resources, & Reinforcing Quizzes

This course is loaded with video lectures and demonstrations that go into great detail on the subjects covered. With each lecture are also detailed text that will give you a comprehensive view of each piece of clothing and equipment that we review. You will also be given access to downloadable gear lists and gear suggestions to help you start building your own gear loadout for your next adventure.

Meet Your Instructor

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Jeremiah Pastor

I am the lead architect of this school and the Lead Expedition Guide for AcadianX. I have spent a lifetime exploring the backcountry previously as a Navy SEAL and now as a professional wilderness guide. I created AcadianXU to give my team the tools they needed to properly train and prepare our clients to take on the adventures of the backcountry. Through the courses we have set up, you will gain a wealth of knowledge that will undoubtedly prepare you to take on the challenges of the wilderness. If you are feeling the call of the wild and your heart yearns to explore your world, then this is where you will start.