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BCO and REI present Backpacking 101: Packing Light

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

BCO and REI present Backpacking 101: Packing Light

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BCO and REI present Backpacking 101: Packing Light

February 15, 2017 – 7 PM – 8:30 PM

REI - Houston (Galleria Area)
7538 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77063


Backpacking really is the ultimate way to get away from it all. But, do you ever wonder; "Can I really carry that heavy pack”?



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.


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REI - Houston (Galleria Area)
7538 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77063

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)

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Typically most BCO events are for adults.  But, we do love kids.  If you believe your child is capable of keeping up with the group, no problem.  AND if this is a bike ride they MUST wear a helmet.  Questions?  Contact us at 

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If the temperature is above 80 or it very clearly says "No Dogs" then please don't bring your dog.  We LOVE dogs and only make this rule if we feel there could be a safety concern (for the dogs of course:).

BIKE: If it is a bike ride: Bring a helmet or borrow one from us.  Helmets are the single most important piece of gear you can have on a bike ride.  Anyway, any time you are wearing a helmet you must be having fun!  

Bring water.  Frequently our events are in the woods or out of the way.  Water is important.

HIKE: If it is a hiking event wear comfortable shoes.  Athletic shoes, hiking boots, running shoes, just be sure your feet will be happy.

SOCIAL: If it is a social event?  Wear whatever YOU feel comfortable in.  We are an eclectic mix of people with all types of interests and jobs.  People will come straight from work in a suit or jeans, straight from running or working out, and some of us even come cleaned up straight from the shower!  (and everything in between)


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? or 713-524 3567


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Printed ticket or download the EventBright app and bring it on your phone.

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Refunds up until 48 hours before.  Or, better yet, get some goodwill by sharing your ticket with a friend.  They will love you even more after all the fun they had at the BCO event!


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