Outdoor Skills Classes by NAC

Not a Clue Adventures has been offering Outdoor Skills Classes since we opened. For most of these classes we were contracted or volunteered with other businesses or organizations to teach these classes. As we have grown we have developed our classes and now are offering them in house and soon we will be offering them on-line as well. We understand how busy everyone’s scheduled can get and online learning opportunities are in high demand. We will be posting these learning opportunities as they come available.

Our guides are some of the most experienced outdoors-persons in Florida. Their passion for the outdoors and sharing their skills is what brought them to work with Not a Clue Adventures.

Outdoor Skills Classes that we offer:

Intro to Camping
This 4 hour class will introduce you to tent camping. We will cover all you will need to comfortably experience your first camping trip on your own or to take a guided overnight camping trip with us to test your skills and build your confidence. You will learn about where you can camp and how to book your site, choosing a tent, best gear for sleeping, campfire skills, camp cooking, preparing for weather and insects, what to pack, and packing and storing your equipment.

Intro to Backpacking
In this 4 hour class + overnight trip will teach you the basic skills, planning and preparation for your first backpacking trip. The classroom portion of this course includes Leave No Trace Training, learn about choosing and being fitted properly for a backpack and the types available to choose from. There are a number of backpacking tents/hammocks and sleep systems that will be reviewed. We will cover, hydration, meal planing and preparation as well as cooking options in the back country. Trail selection, reading maps & trail markers will also be covered. You will learn how to pack your backpack and if you are in the hands on class you will have to opportunity to try on a variety of packs, load them up and take a short test hike.

During the overnight trip you will have the opportunity to test out loaner gear from NAC or your own gear in a safe, guided overnight adventure. Trip length and location will be based on the overall fitness of the attendees for that class. Class will plan the evening and morning meal for the trip and all will be responsible for planning the shopping and before trip preparation. This trip is the opportunity for you to put in practice the skill you were taught in the first class of this course.

Intro to Kayak Camping
Not a Clue Adventures offers a number of overnight river trips throughout the year. We highly recommend this 2 hour introductory class to beginners so that they can understand the importance of wearing a PFD, packing lite, packing to keep gear dry, and loading their vessel properly. We will review packing kayaks (sit in and sit on) as well as canoes. You will learn about some of Florida’s rivers and trails that you can explore as well as additional opportunities to broaden your skills.

Outdoor Cooking Skills
Camping and outdoor cooking go together and in our Outdoor Cooking Skills class you will learn a many techniques for preparing a great meal in the outdoors. From cooking over an open flame, in foil packs, pie irons, and Dutch Ovens we will take you through many meal options. We will cover shopping for the right stoves and accessories for your camping needs, meal planning, and even clean up. Food storage will also be addressed. This class focuses on Front Country/Car Camping.

Back Country Cooking Skills
In our Back Country Cooking Skills class you will learn a many techniques for preparing a great meal while backpacking. Class will cover cooking over an open flame, in foil packs, an on backpacking stoves. We will take you through many meal options. We will cover shopping for the right stoves and accessories for your camping needs, meal planning, and even clean up. Food storage, safety, and bear canisters will also be addressed. This class focuses on backpacking.

Additional classes are available and can be scheduled upon request. Contact us directly for more information at 813-789-0904.

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