Sacramento REI Store to Host Free Women’s Camping Basics Course

Perhaps you’ve read the adventures of our writer Ellen Baker, who regularly contributes her “Outside the 9-to-5” column for Submerge and thought to yourself, “I’d like to do that kind of stuff, but sleeping outdoors scares the crap out of me.” Hey, I’m with you. I prefer to enjoy nature from my hotel’s window, but maybe the Great Outdoors don’t have to be so intimidating. If you’re a woman who would like to learn how to make camping an enjoyable experience, head over to the REI in Sacramento (1790 Expo Parkway) on June 7, 2017. This free 90-minute class, which starts at 7 p.m., “will cover the basics including: how to be warm, dry and comfortable camping; gear and equipment necessities; ideas for fun activities; and great local areas to give it a try,” according to the event’s page on the REI Sacramento website. Space is limited, so register now by going to