The great outdoors can be a wonderful place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and stresses from everyday life. However, spending time in the wilderness, especially doing overnight backpacking trips, can be difficult and unnerving, not to mention dangerous, to those new to the experience.
Here at Blue Blaze Brewing, we want to encourage folks to get outside and experience the serenity of nature by providing tips on safety and backpacking techniques. Starting in January, we will be hosting monthly backpacking workshops with experienced backpacker and Appalachian Trail thru hiker, Heidi Nisbett.
We will tackle one of the biggest concerns folks have about spending a night in the woods: how to stay safe from bears and other wildlife. We will teach you how to most efficiently hang your food away from your tent and out of reach from bears, as well as give instructions on how to react if you stumble across a bear in the wilderness. All materials for the practice bear-bag hangs will be provided, and participation is free. The purchase of a drink or two is appreciated. These workshops are open to experienced backpackers and newbies alike.