Man do I love the word “free”. Has such a nice ring to it. Ok back to the topic at hand – Free REI Classes! Living in Arizona, there are so many opportunities to participate in outdoor activities. I thoroughly enjoy hiking, camping and fishing to name a few. I’m no expert but I will get out there and utilize all the skills my dad taught be back when I was 7… if I can remember them! I had heard that REI offered classes on outdoor adventures but not until recently had I heard from a coworker that most were free! I checked out their calendar of events online and immediately found a handful that I wanted to attend. I recruited a friend and we attended two classes in March: Camping Basics and Camp Cooking Basics. I was pretty skeptical about the Camping Basics class as I have been camping many times before but I was pleasantly surprised to learn various “tips & tricks” to making my camping experience that much better. The Camp Cooking Basics class was hands down amazing. I got a lot of great cooking ideas and recipes and even learned that I can make peach cobbler in a dutch oven while camping. Holy amazeballs! I have a whole new appreciation and understanding of camping now. REI also has classes with small fees as well as adventure-filled events and outings. The possibilities are endless! So check out their calendar of events near you and go learn some stuff… about fun things… for free!