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Free Full-Length BACKPACKER AIM Adventure U Courses

Every year BACKPACKER Basecamp gives you access to select full-length AIM Adventure U courses for FREE! Basecamp members also get 30% off any non-featured BACKPACKER course on the AIM Adventure U site. We know you have a busy schedule, so each course is designed to be taken at your own pace. You’ll learn through a variety of interactive formats, including video instruction, photo descriptions, and more. Each session builds on the last, and each course is split-up into several parts, so you can take it as quickly or slowly as you want. Plus, once you purchase the course, the lessons are yours forever.

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  • A $500 value with everything in the Print + Digital Plan plus 25+ benefits including:
  • Member-only content from every title in the Outside network like Outside, SKI, Climbing, and more
  • Annual gear guides for backpacking, camping, skiing , climbing, and more
  • Gaia GPS Premium with hundreds of maps and global trail recommendations, a $39.99 value
  • Premium access to Outside TV and 1,000+ hours of exclusive shows
  • Exclusive discounts on gear, travel, and race-entry fees
  • Annual subscription to Outside magazine
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Outdoor Gear Maintenance and Repair


Learn how to extend the life of your outdoor products, make crucial repairs, and properly wash your gear to keep it functioning like new. In this 7-part online course led by the experts from Boulder Mountain Repair and BACKPACKER, you’ll learn how to fix seams, patch holes, re-waterproof items, and keep things smelling as if they were never used.

Access this course for FREE with your membership coupon code: BPMEMBER44196

Master Ultralight Backpacking


If you want to go farther and/or faster on trails, or simplify your backpacking experience, or just lighten your load for increased comfort, this course is for you. Learn how to streamline your gear set-up with expert (and record-setter) Jennifer Pharr Davis. You’ll boost miles, comfort, and confidence with an ultralight approach.

Access this course for FREE with your membership coupon code: BPMEMBER44196

30% Off Any Non-Featured Backpacker Course

Get 30% off any BACKPACKER courses not featured on this page!

 Use your membership coupon code: BPMEMBER30