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Event ID: 239321 Event Status: On Schedule
Event Description

BCO and REI present Backpacking 101: Packing Light

Backpacking really is the ultimate way to get away from it all.  But, do you ever wonder;

Can I really carry all that stuff?


Do you dream of sleeping under the stars, waking to the sound of nothing but nature as far as you can see. Imagine, after a day of hiking through forests, mountains & deserts, you get to relax in a remote campsite using only what you have brought in your backpack.  Awesome, and even better if that backpack is the right weight! 


Sound difficult?  Or, maybe your thinking that light gear is always expensive gear? 

Not necessarily! 

Come out and learn about packing light.  


We will mainly be talking about the actual packing of your pack, which will also include menu planning, gear lists, what you REALLY can leave behind, sharing pack space you’re your buddies, safety advice, and other essential wisdom nuggets every backpacker ought to know.  We will also completely pack a backpack with all the essentials, including water treatment options.  


Find us in the back of the store in the warehouse (by the restrooms) 7:00 - 8:30PM; REI, 7538 Westheimer Rd. (at Voss), Houston, TX 77063.  Look for the white and green Bayou City Outdoors signs.

Additional info call 713-524-3567 or e-mail to

Enjoy some tasty pork rinds for our friends at Southern Recipe Small Batch


Event Details
Event: BCO and REI present Backpacking 101: Packing Light Members: Free
Where: REI - Galleria Non Members: Free
Address: 7538 Westheimer Meeting Place: At Event Location
Location Website: Link Meeting Address: Same as Event Location
Meet Loc Website: n/a Meeting Time: 6:50 PM
Location Phone: 713-353-2582 Parking Cost: $0.00
Start Date-Time: 02/15/2017 - 7:00 PM Reg. Deadline: 02/15/2017
* End Date-Time: 02/15/2017 - 8:00 PM PrePay Required: No

Event Leader:
Kelly Howard
Contact Leader


Payment Details: free

Location (More Detail)
Event Location: REI - Galleria
Address: 7538 Westheimer
Directions: REI is on the northwest corrner of the intersection of Westheimer and Voss
How to Find the Group: Go to the back of the store and look for the BCO signs in the warehouse

Members: 74 Max Attendance: 100
Guests: 15 Spots Available: 11
Total: 89 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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