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Online webinars, masterclasses, and courses about the philosophies, ideas, gear, skills, and technology of lightweight hiking, backpacking, and other forms of backcountry travel.

  • Webinars: 30-90 minutes of video content
  • Masterclasses: 3 to 10 hours of video content
  • Online Courses: More than 10 hours of video content

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Lightweight Backpacking in Inclement Conditions
Masterclass $47.00 (USD)

In this online masterclass, you'll learn about lightweight gear systems and wilderness skills used to remain safe and comfortable in the backcountry when hostile (inclement) weather threatens to ruin your trip.

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How to Use the Garmin inReach
Masterclass $47.00 (USD)

In this online masterclass, you'll learn how to master navigation, messaging, and tracking using Garmin inReach devices, smartphone apps, desktop software, and browser apps.

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Trek Planning
Masterclass $97.00 (USD)

In this self-paced online video course, you’ll learn to plan routes, forecast weather, evaluate terrain, use digital mapping tools, evaluate gear decisions, determine route difficulty ratings, and plan food requirements.

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Lightweight Footwear and Traction Systems for Snow Travel
Webinar $20.00 (USD)

In this webinar, you'll learn about the skills and gear systems for footwear and traction for lightweight backcountry snow travel in all seasons.

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Backpacking Food and Nutrition
Webinar $20.00 (USD)

In this webinar, you'll learn the science behind backpacking food planning as well as strategies for minimizing food weight while insuring adequate nutrition and energy for the trip you are planning.

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Ultralight Backpacking Boot Camp
Online Course $147.00 (USD)

Learn the fundamental principles and philosophy of ultralight backpacking, trekking and camping techniques, managing inclement weather with ultralight gear, and more.

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Dyneema Composite Fabrics: Technology, Use, and Applications
Webinar $20.00 (USD)

In this webinar, you'll learn about the various types of Dyneema Composite Fabrics, their strengths and weakness, design features, and applicability for shelters, apparel, backpacks, and more.

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Synthetic Insulation: Technology, Use, and Applications
Webinar $20.00 (USD)

In this webinar, you'll learn about the different types of synthetic insulation, how it's engineered and manufactured, the applicability of each type for sleeping bags and apparel, and more.

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