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BCO & HTXO Present: Backpacking 101 sponsored by Osprey

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Whole Earth Provision Co.

2501 Post Oak Blvd

Houston, TX 77056

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We’ll take Q&A after the presentation to help guide everyone into outdoor fun mastery.

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BCO & HTXO Present: Backpacking 101 sponsored by Osprey

October 16, 2019 - 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM

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

OR online at http://www.facebook.com/BayouCityOutdoors/

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 (https://www.facebook.com/BayouCityOutdoors ).

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!

Amazing Door Prizes & Raffle!

Osprey is giving away Silicone Pint Glasses and Stuff Sacks to the first people who check-in at the event! (while supplies last!)

PLUS!!! We’re raffling off an Osprey backpack to everyone who RSVPs. (Must be present in person to win.)

Plus Karbach providing cold beverages while supplies last.

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

We’ll take Q&A after the presentation to help guide everyone into outdoor fun mastery.

BCO Before you head out on the trail, join us for the evening chat. RSVP at https://bit.ly/2lxTAg9. For additional information, e-mail to info@bayoucityoutdoors.com

Never been before??

No worries! More than half of the people going have never been before and many people show up by themselves. So when you show up, if everyone looks like they have known each other for years.... Don’t worry. They likely just met. Look for the event leader and then them know it’s your first time and we’ll make sure to take care of you! :D

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