Backpacking 101 – Everything you need to know to keep your pack light and hit the trail

Backpacking 101 – Everything you  need to know to keep your pack light and hit the trail

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Wed., Oct. 18, 6:45-8 p.m. 2017
Free

Location Info:

Whole Earth Provision Co.
2501 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX  77056
713-526-5440
Join Bayou City Outdoors, HTX Outdoors & Whole Earth Provision Co. for Houston Outdoor LIVE - in person. Or, check us out via Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/BayouCityOutdoors). Both events run simultaneously and you can join the Q&A online or in person. Join us in person if at all possible because we have a very cool giveaway compliments of Whole Earth Provision, an Optimus Crux Weekend HE Cook System with a fuel canister & meals! Plus, we’ll have refreshments provided by Saloon Door Brewing & snacks. The giveaway will be held at the end of the presentation. Each week, we take a topic and drill it down as quick & deep as possible to get you up to speed and out playing in the great outdoors. We’ll take Q&A after the presentation to help guide everyone into outdoors mastery. October 18th – Backpacking 101 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 - 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. RSVP at http://bit.ly/2xrhB9f. Additional info call 713-524-3567 or e-mail to info@bayoucityoutdoors.com *** Get your copy of Houston A to Z while it lasts. You'll find 8 pages of the coolest, the curious, the gems and the underground of our town. It's everything you need to know to be a Houston aficionado and it's completely FREE - today!http://bit.ly/2gCCaIy
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