Houston Outdoors LIVE – Backpacking 101 by BCO & HTXO

Wed, Jun 7, 6:45 pm
Eleanor Tinsley Park
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Houston Outdoors LIVE – Backpacking 101 by BCO & HTXO

June 7, 2017 – 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM

Eleanor Tinsley Park

3600 Allen Parkway

Houston, TX 77019

 

Houston Outdoor LIVE - join us in person.  Or, check the LIVE event out online at our Facebook Live presentation.  Both events run simultaneously and you can join the Q&A online or in person.   

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. 

 

Ever searched for “Houston Outdoor Live”? 

What comes up is eating, drinking and sitting down to listen to music.  Nothing wrong with eating, drinking or music, we LOVE all of these.  And, we want to see our Houstonian friends outside digging all this city has to offer.  With 52,912 acres of parkland, 163 miles of biking trails and 2500 miles of waterway there is no shortage of playgrounds.  BCO & HTXO are on a mission this summer to teach our friends everything they need to know to be an outdoor ninja.  (or – another sentence: we are on a mission this summer to teach you everything you need to be outdoor savvy)

 

June 7 - BACKPACKING

 

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. Backpacking is the ultimate way to get outside!

One of the big mistakes of backpacking is over packing.  Learn to keep your pack light enough to carry while still packing everything you need.  We will have a packing demo and weighing-in session to demonstrate live the value of choosing your gear carefully. 

 

Topics Covered:

- Getting permits and learning the system

- 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

 

You'll also be able to download the free #10Essentials for Backpacking that evening - we promise to get you Backpacking in style! 

Everything you need to know, buy, skip, learn and carry in a single, awesome Tip Sheet.  

 

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Take it on the road!  Barely 50 miles north of town is the Lone Star Trail, 128 miles of backpack and hiking heaven.  Check the Calendars for the next adventure – Bayou City Outdoors & HTX Outdoors 

 

RSVP at https://kellyhoward.lpages.co/bco-live-0607-backpacking/ Additional info call 713-524-3567 or e-mail to info@bayoucityoutdoors.com

3600 Allen Parkway Houston, TX 77019