Welcome to Course 2 - Backpack Fundamentals

"Backpack Fundamentals" is the third course in the Backpacking 101 lecture series. You now have a strong grasp on all the clothing and gear used in the outdoor world and now it is time to figure out how to transport it. In this course we will cover how to properly use a backpack and make sure its the right pack for you. The course begins by defining the different aspects of a backpack and then covers how to properly pack your gear. Next, we will go over how to proper size and fit a pack so that it is the best fit for you. We will also discuss weight considerations to include how much weight you should carry. Finally, we will briefly discuss a few waterproofing techniques for your pack. The course is outlined as such:

  1. How to Pack Your Backpack
  2. Properly Fitting Your Pack
  3. Weight Considerations
  4. Waterproofing Your Pack

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Hi, I’m your instructor, Jeremiah Pastor

The “Bullfrog” is one of the founders of AcadianX Outdoor Adventures and its Lead Expedition Guide. Inspired by his love of adventure he continues to explore his world and pass on what he has learned through a lifetime of wilderness ventures. Jeremiah is a former Navy SEAL and a veteran of the deep sea diving industry. He holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and has been trained in advanced field medical practices at the Special Operations Medical Training Course in Ft. Bragg, NC. In addition he is an expert in expedition planning and navigation and is responsible for most of the trips taken on by AcadianX.

Jeremiah has successfully guided multi-day backpacking adventures to places such as the Grand Canyon NP, Yellowstone NP, Yosemite NP, The Everglades NP, Death Valley NP, Zion NP, and Glacier NP just to name a few. He possesses world class leadership skills and loves to teach others the joy of exploring their world. His most memorable experiences are when he takes his teenage daughter on his adventures with him because the memories they create together will last a lifetime.

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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.

Learn Online & At Your Own Pace

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.

Understand Your Pack Like a Pro

This course will give you a complete understanding of how your pack functions and how you can adjust it to best suit your needs. Your will be able to organize and pack your pack like a seasoned mountain guide when you complete the course.