Once you have mastered the basics of camping and hiking, the next step outside is 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 really is the ultimate way to get outside! Sound daunting? It won't be, once you learn the basics in Backpacking 101.
We will review trip-planning tips, gear lists, what you REALLY need to bring, safety advice, and other essential wisdom nuggets every backpacker ought to know. There will also be backpacking fittings and demonstrations. Plus, show and tell on how to properly pack your backpack.Plus, we will also look at menus, cooking and water treatment options. We frequently have special guests who are BCO Backpacking experts of all levels and travel experience, happy to jump in and help answer questions.
Get ready to pick the minds of some serious backpackers!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. RSVP at http://bit.ly/2bo6mpI