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Backpacking Food Workshop

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Backpacking Food Workshop
Backpacking Food Workshop

Time & Location

May 19, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Tumalo State Park, 64170 O. B. Riley Rd, Tumalo, OR 97703, USA

About the event

About

⚠️ Reservation required. Spots are limited. ⚠️

Join us Sunday, May 19th, 2024 from 9am-10:30am at Tumalo State Park for our Backpacking Food Workshop. This workshop is for those who want to learn how to make gourmet backpacking meals from home. In our hands-on 90-minute workshop you will learn how to make healthy, lightweight and delicious meals for all of your outdoor adventures. 

 

Tickets are $35 per person. Three take-home backpacking meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included in the price. ⚠️ Get your ticket before April 19th, 2024 and get $5 off with the code EARLYBIRD-01 ⚠️

Practical

Tumalo State Park is a short 10-15 minute drive from Bend, Oregon. Details with important event information (exact meeting location, what to bring, reminders) will be sent out to attendees after booking. Please keep in mind that an Oregon State Park parking pass is needed, as the workshop will take place in a state park. If you don't already have a pass, feel free to reach out. 

Please review our Cancellation, Refund and No-Show Policy before booking. 

Testimonials

“Wildland Guiding Company hosted a wonderful Backpacking Food Workshop! Going into it I felt uncomfortable creating my own backpacking meals and would rather purchase a pre-made package. Walking out of the class I felt confident that I could put together my own meals and create the meals that I want to eat, not just what's available pre-made.” - Natallie

Don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions or concerns. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Tickets

  • Backpacking Food Workshop

    $35.00

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  • Where is the workshop located?
    Our workshop takes place at Tumalo State Park, located conveniently just outside of Bend, Oregon. The park is a short 10-15 minute drive from town. The workshop is held along the beautiful Deschutes River. If you would like to hike after the workshop, there is a gentle three-mile hike that leaves from the park. Bring your hiking clothes and gear!
  • Can I participate if I have dietary restrictions or allergies?
    We try our best to accommodate dietary restrictions and allergies by providing alternate ingredients and additional, personalized suggestions for our recipes. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions and allergies you may have when you sign up!
  • What are the prerequisites for attending this workshop?
    Our workshop is intended for all. Familiarity with backpacking or camping is helpful as it provides context for the content. Whatever your experience, bring your interest in outdoor activities and enthusiasm for learning!
  • What will I learn in the backpacking food workshop?
    We will cover a wide range of topics having to do with the foundations of making your own backpacking meals, from nutrition, organization of food, storage of food, ingredients, methods, equipment to leave no trace. You will learn the foundations of creating your own backpacking meals but also make three meals during the workshop to take home, ready for your next adventure!
  • Do the recipes require buying special equipment to make meals at home?
    No, our recipes do not require special equipment to make at home. All of the ingredients can be found in-store or online. We teach you how to make backpacking meals that are accessible, easy-to-prep and inexpensive.
  • Are there any recipes included in the workshop?
    You will receive a printed hand-out with ingredient lists, cooking instructions and links to our favorite products. You’ll have recipes for the three meals we make together during the workshop, as well as a bonus dessert recipe to make at home. One of our favorites!
  • Will equipment be provided, or should I bring my own?
    We provide all of the equipment needed, including ingredients, recipes, storage, cookware and utensils for making the meals. We will also bring a mock stove system setup for the backcountry.
  • Will there be any take-home materials provided from the workshop?
    You will walk away with three backpacking meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) that you will make during the workshop. You will also take home a printed hand-out with ingredient lists, cooking instructions and links to our favorite products.
  • Who will be instructing the workshop?
    Cody Cutz and Khyra Wilhelm of Wildland Guiding Company. Cody is a professional hiking guide, fitness coach, brewery maintenance technician and co-founder of Wildland Guiding Company. He moved to Bend several years ago to follow his passion of participating in all of the outdoor activities that Central Oregon has to offer. Khyra is a professional hiking guide, yoga teacher, outdoor outfitter and co-founder of Wildland Guiding Company. Khyra enjoys hiking, backpacking, biking, paddle boarding, rock climbing, snowshoeing and skiing. She teaches from a lifetime of experience, having grown up in the active outdoor culture of Bend. Cody and Khyra are registered Oregon Outfitter Guides, certified in CPR/AED/First Aid through the American Red Cross and as Wilderness First Responders through the National Outdoor Leadership School.
  • How long is the workshop and what does the schedule look like?
    The workshop lasts an hour and a half. We will facilitate check-in and introductions, then lead an interactive presentation on the foundations of making your own backpacking meals, during which we will make three meals together. We will then discuss next steps for those interested in diving deeper into homemade backpacking meals and leave space for questions.
  • What is the cancellation and refund policy?
    Unfortunately we cannot provide a refund in the case of a cancellation, as we will be providing all ingredients and materials based on the number of reservations. Before booking, please review our full Cancellation, Refund and No-Show Policy.
  • Who can attend? Is it suitable for all skill levels?
    Our one-hour class will be a gentle, all-levels flow. Class will be co-taught by two experienced, dedicated yoga teachers, allowing for more personalized instruction.
  • Do I need to register in advance or can I just show up on the day?
    Our event is donation-based but reservation is required, as we have a limited number of spots available.
  • What if I sign up but need to cancel?
    If you reserve a spot but need to cancel for any reason please reach out and let us know as soon as possible to allow others the opportunity to participate. Thank you!
  • Is there a recommended donation amount for attending the class?
    We suggest donating between $15 and $30 per person attending class. Your donation helps our two local, small businesses grow and continue to offer community-based events. We appreciate you!
  • Who will be leading the yoga class?
    Class will be co-taught by two experienced, dedicated yoga teachers. Khyra Wilhelm, yoga teacher and co-founder of Wildland Guiding Company. Khyra holds certifications in vinyasa, restorative and trauma-informed yoga. Her goal as a yoga instructor is to assist students in establishing their own practice based in mindful listening and self-compassion. She finds purpose in fostering connection to the outdoors through movement and mindfulness practices. Born and raised in beautiful Bend, Oregon, she spends her time hiking, backpacking, biking, paddle boarding, rock climbing and skiing. Emily Tighe, yoga teacher and founder of Do Yoga Outside. Emily is a certified yoga teacher specializing in nature-based classes. She finds purpose in inspiring others to move their bodies outside, empowering others to explore their relationship with the outdoors, fostering connection to nature and building a community of nature-loving humans.
  • Are there any facilities available at the location (restrooms, parking)?
    If needed, public restrooms are about five minutes from class by foot. Parking is free at Drake Park for four hours and available all along NW Riverside Blvd. Additional parking is available in the Drake Park Historic Neighborhood or in Downtown Bend, with varying parking time limits.
  • What should I bring to class?
    Bring a mat, water and appropriate clothes for an outdoor class. If you don’t have a mat or don’t want to use your mat outside, we have mats available to rent for $5. Our mats are thick, cushioned and slip-resistant to handle an outdoor class. The mats are sanitized with a mat wash and a disinfecting cleaner after each class.
  • What happens if the weather is bad on the day of the event?
    If the weather is too cold or if there is rain or snow on the day of the event we will notify you by email that class is canceled.
  • Can I bring my kids to class?
    Participants must be 14 years or older. All minors under 18 years old must have a parent or legal guardian sign a waiver prior to practicing; all minors under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
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