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Event ID: 246004 Event Status: On Schedule
Event Description

Backpacking 101

Everything you need to know to keep your pack light and hit the trail with confidence

with Bayou City Outdoors, HTXOutdoors & Whole Earth Provision Co. 


Houston Outdoor LIVE - join us in person or check us out via, Facebook Live. Both events run simultaneously and you can join the Q&A online or in person.


You’ll want to join us in person if at all possible because we’re going all on the giveaway this evening compliments of Whole Earth Provision.  An Optimus Crux Weekend HE Cook System with a fuel canister and 3 dehydrated food pouches from Backpacker's Pantry, Alpine Aire Foods, and Paleo Meals To Go!

Plus, we’ll have refreshments provided by Karbach Brewing Co. & snacks too.  The giveaway will be held this evening at the end of the presentation.


October 18th – Backpacking at Whole Earth Provision Co.

Backpacking is camping to the max. It enables you to find those once in a lifetime, National Geographic worthy vistas and take the path less traveled! It is about finding your inner John Muir and taking only what you need. Backpacking is the ultimate adventure.

One of the big mistakes is over packing. We admit to a special set of skills for fitting an outstanding amount of objects into our purses and a backpack is no different. However, like life, backpacking is all about balance and the trick is to keep your pack light enough to carry while still having everything you need.

Join us at Whole Earth Provision Co. We will have a packing demo and weighing-in session to demonstrate live the value of choosing your gear carefully.

Topics Covered:

- Food and water needs and options

- Backcountry toilets and beyond

- Building up to carrying your pack

- How to pack your pack – lighter is better

- What you need in your first aid kit

- Filtering water with several different types of filters

- Staying safe around potential predators

- How, where and why to hang your personal effects and food

You'll also be able to download the free #10Essentials for Backpacking that evening - we promise to get you Backpacking like the best!

Everything you need to know, buy, skip, learn and carry in a single, awesome Tip Sheet.

Don’t forget to sign up for this evening at the event for the drawing of an Optimus Crux Weekend HE Cook System with a fuel

canister and 3 dehydrated food pouches from Backpacker's Pantry, Alpine

Aire Foods, and Paleo Meals To Go


Before you take it on the trail, join us for the evening chat.  Additional info call 713-524-3567 or e-mail to



Event Details
Event: Backpacking 101 - Houston Outdoor LIVE Members: Free
Where: Whole Earth Provision Co. Non Members: Free
Address: 2501 Post Oak Blvd Meeting Place: At Event Location
Location Website: Link Meeting Address: Same as Event Location
Meet Loc Website: n/a Meeting Time: 6:45 PM
Location Phone: 713-526-5440 Parking Cost: $0.00
Start Date-Time: 10/18/2017 - 6:45 PM Reg. Deadline: 10/18/2017
* End Date-Time: 10/18/2017 - 8:00 PM PrePay Required: No

Event Leader:
Kelly Howard
Contact Leader


Payment Details: free

Location (More Detail)
Event Location: Whole Earth Provision Co.
Address: 2501 Post Oak Blvd
How to Find the Group: Look for the White-Green BCO Sign and the crowd of backpackers!

Members: 17 Max Attendance: 40
Guests: 7 Spots Available: 16
Total: 24 Guest Limit: No Limit

Overnight: No Kid Friendly: No
Skill Level: n/a Dog Friendly: No

What to Bring - Gear Details and Rules

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