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Event Description

BCO & HTXO present Houston Outdoor Live:

Backpacking 101

March 13, 2019 - 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM

Whole Earth Provision Co., 2501 Post Oak Blvd, Houston, TX 77056

OR online at

Don’t let inexperience stop you from taking the trail of a lifetime!

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

However, it’s an adventure where preparation could make or break your trip and your back. One of the biggest mistakes rookies make is over packing. Normally, we take pride in fitting an outstanding amount of objects into our bags, but for backpacking you have to find a balance. The longer your going to carry your pack, the more important this is. Your pack needs to be light enough to lug for miles and miles, while still having everything you need. As backpacking veterans, we’ve learned through experience how to do just that.

Join us in person for Houston Outdoor LIVE at Whole Earth Provision Co. for a packing demo and weigh-in session to demonstrate live the value of choosing your gear carefully. Can’t make it in person, check us out via Facebook Live ( ). Both events run simultaneously and you can join the Q&A online or in person. However, 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. Plus, we’ll have tasty refreshments provided by Karbach Brewing Co. & snacks too. The giveaway will be held at the end of the presentation.

Each week we take a topic, drill down as quick & deep as we can, to get you up to speed and out playing.  We’ll take Q&A after the presentation to help guide everyone into outdoor summer fun mastery.

What will we talk about?

We’re going to get through as many of these essentials as we can plus a Q&A at the end:

- 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


Join us and 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.

Before you head out on the trail, join us for the evening chat. For additional information, please call 713-524-3567 or e-mail to

Event Details
Event: BCO & HTXO present Houston Outdoor Live: Backpacking 101 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: 03/13/2019 - 7:00 PM Reg. Deadline: 03/13/2019
* End Date-Time: 03/13/2019 - 8:00 PM PrePay Required: No

Event Leader:
Kelly Howard
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Location (More Detail)
Event Location: Whole Earth Provision Co.
Address: 2501 Post Oak Blvd

Members: 14 Max Attendance: 40
Guests: 3 Spots Available: 23
Total: 17 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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