Once you have mastered the basics of camping and hiking, the next step is backpacking! Imagine, after a day of hiking through forests, 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 too difficult? It won't be, once you learn the basics in Backpacking 101. We will review trip-planning tips, gear lists, safety advice, and other essential wisdom every backpacker ought to know. There will also be backpacking fittings and demonstrations. And show and tell on how to properly pack your backpack. Plus, we will also look at menus and water treatment options. 7:00 - 8:30PM; REI, 7538 Westheimer Rd. (at Voss), Houston, TX 77063. For more information or to RSVP 713 524 3567 or http://www.BayouCityOutdoors.com.