Back to School: Outdoor Skills Month

September is officially “Back to School” month at Mappy Hour and chapters across the country are celebrating with learning opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of all backgrounds and levels. 
We’re teaming up with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) to take Back to School month to the next level with NOLS experts joining Mappy Hour events in NYC & Denver and with a wilderness medicine giveaway.

Upcoming IRL Community Events with NOLS

Back to School: On the Blog

Here are a few free resources on the Mappy Hour blog that can help you go ‘back to school’ and learn skills to help you in the outdoors.

Backcountry Cooking 
Making good food while you’re camping or backpacking can be hard. This 12-part series highlights high quality, straightforward meals that are perfect for the woods. Find a recipe
Bike Touring Wondering how to plan, what to pack, or what gear to bring on a bike tour? Our 6 part series includes videos and guides from bikepacking experts specifically developed for beginners. 
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Backpacking Want to start backpacking but not sure where to start? Start your learning journey with:
– Map Reading 101
– Backpacking Guidelines
– How to pack ultralight
Backcountry Ski Touring Along with your AIARE avalanche training, here are a few other skills that can help you get fit and ready for backcountry skiing:
– Getting started going uphill
– Skiing in the Backcountry
– Backcountry Ski/Ride Gear 101 

Start Your Training: Wilderness Medicine Giveaway

NOLS are helping us take this to the next level by hooking us up with FOUR free wilderness medicine classes. These classes are offered across the country and will prepare you to recognize, treat, and prevent injuries and illnesses that are common in the outdoors.

Anyone can enter to win one of these classes!

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