This program is designed to provide an introduction for beginners and intermediate backcountry enthusiasts to help develop safe habits in the backcountry. 

This material is designed to cover the fundamental ideas that will help equip you to travel safely and be able to deal with emergency situations that can occur in the backcountry.

At the conclusion of this course, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of outdoor fundamentals
  • Identify how to be adequately prepared for a backcountry trip
  • Know what to do when you are lost
  • Determine how to avoid the hazards of nature

To achieve the Certificate of Completion, participants must review each of the four lessons, complete a comprehension quiz after each lesson, and score 80% or better on the Final  Exam.