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Travel Smart Event – September 28th & 29th Eagle Creek Travel Ambassador Angel Castellanos knows how to pack, and he’s coming to our San Antonio store on Saturday, September 28th at 11am and our Dallas Preston Forest store on Sunday, September 29th at 2 pm to show you how it’s done! There will also be a drawing for an Eagle Creek Cargo Hauler Duffel for demonstration attendees. You must be present to win.   Read More Posted on Sep 11, 2019 by Whole Earth
Emery Cookston - Whole Earth Ambassador 2019 Phelps Creek Trail. It was the first trail marker I’d seen since I started the day. I felt relieved that it offered a kind of certainty, an answer to a nagging suspicion I’d been feeling for hours: I was lost, alone, surrounded by fire. Read More Posted on Aug 30, 2019 by Whole Earth
Floating on the Comal and Guadalupe Rivers Shannon Owens, our Social Media Coordinator, recently spent the day floating on the Comal and Guadalupe rivers as they wind through New Braunfels, Texas and beyond. New Braunfels now has a ban on disposable food and beverage containers while on the rivers. A veteran floater, here are Shannon’s observations for staying on the right side of the ban and gearing up for a great time on the river. Read More Posted on Aug 30, 2019 by Whole Earth
Diane Wilson - Whole Earth Hero What motivates an activist? If you peel back the layers of a life story beyond the pivotal moments and natural predilections, you’re usually left with deep personal relationships. Protecting our families and loved ones can be the fertile soil from which springs a life devoted to social, political or environmental causes. And these personal relationships are not always with people. Deep and abiding relationships with animals, places, and, in the case of Diane Wilson, the water of Lavaca Bay, can motivate a determined commitment to making the world safer and healthier. Read More Posted on Aug 20, 2019 by Whole Earth
Astral Shoes – for Water, the Trail and around Town Philip Curry was obsessed with kayaking in college. While running some of the best whitewater in the county, he spotted a kayaker wearing a streamlined European version of a personal flotation device (PFD) aka a life jacket. He was smitten and decided to try to make one of his own. So in 1992, Lotus Designs was born, offering Curry's PFDs to the American public. Lotus Designs products were so popular that in 1999, Patagonia made an offer for the company that Curry couldn't refuse.  Read More Posted on Aug 20, 2019 by Whole Earth
Wangari Maathawi – Whole Earth Hero This month’s Whole Earth hero is Wangari Maathawi (1940 – 2011), founder of the Green Belt Movement and winner of the Nobel Peace prize in 2004. She began life in the central highlands of rural Kenya as a member of the Kikuyu community. Read More Posted on Jul 28, 2019 by Whole Earth
Tax-Free Weekend in Texas! When Tax-Free Weekend rolls around, you know that a new school year is coming up fast. This year, at Whole Earth Provision Co., you’ll find quality clothing, shoes and gear for back to school, plus some special events at our Austin and San Antonio stores. Read More Posted on Jul 28, 2019 by Whole Earth
How to Choose a Daypack for School or Work Despite the heat, summer’s beginning to wind down and a new school year is on the horizon. How’s that backpack holding up? Did it accompany you on your summer travels? Has it served admirably over the years, but is now showing its age? Has your child outgrown or just plain worn out their pack?  If it’s time for a new daypack, we have a few suggestions on how to choose one that fits, has useful features, and lasts. Read More Posted on Jul 17, 2019 by Whole Earth
Archie Carr – Whole Earth Hero Archie Carr (1909-1987) was an American Herpetologist who became known as the Turtle Man. His research into the life of sea turtles brought to light the steep decline in their numbers around the world. Together with other scientists and conservationists, he created preserves where sea turtles could nest undisturbed and worked on solving the mysteries of where sea turtles go when they return to the ocean after laying their eggs. Read More Posted on Jun 30, 2019 by Whole Earth
Nite Ize RunOff Bags In 2019, Nite Ize is celebrating 30 years of innovation with what may be their best product yet – RunOff bags. These bags are waterproof and dustproof and yet flexible enough that you can still use your smartphone while it’s protected inside the bag. RunOff bags can withstand leaks when immersed in water for 30 minutes at one meter deep. Read More Posted on Jun 21, 2019 by Whole Earth
Fireworks for the Fourth! Fireworks! That’s what we’re waiting for on the Fourth of July. The parades, the cookouts, even the speeches are fine, but for us, they play second fiddle to the main event of the day: pyrotechnics lighting up the night sky. Here’s a quick look at some of the firework displays we look forward to every year in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Read More Posted on Jun 16, 2019 by Whole Earth
Chaco Gives Back to Enchanted Rock in 2019 June 15th - June 30th Read More Posted on Jun 11, 2019 by Whole Earth
Nathan Peck - Whole Earth Ambassador 2019 Tipped kayaks, family camping, and a YETI Backpack Read More Posted on Jun 11, 2019 by Whole Earth
Kids' Summer What will your kids be doing this summer? Will they be going away to camp or traveling on a family vacation? Will they be spending part of the summer with their grandparents or hanging out at home with daily visits to the park, neighborhood pool, or library? Whatever your plans, you’ll find the clothing, shoes, gear and toys you need to get your kids ready for summer fun and adventure at Whole Earth Provision Co. Read More Posted on May 31, 2019 by Whole Earth
Summer Travel Collection You’ve been patiently counting the days until you’re off on a summer adventure. Now it’s just around the corner. Are you ready? Your destination is calling. Your tickets and reservations are in hand, and it’ll soon be time to pack. What will you be carrying on your travels? If you’re a travel pro, you’ve got the proper clothing and shoes, the right size bag to pack them in, and a few, well-chosen travel accessories so you can arrive at your destination ready to go. If you’re a travel pro-in-training, let Whole Earth Provision Co. help you gear up for your journey. Read More Posted on May 31, 2019 by Whole Earth
Graduation – Celebrating Accomplishments and New Beginnings These days graduation ceremonies are performed for students of all ages, from preschoolers heading to kindergarten through PhDs exiting graduate school. The feelings of accomplishment and in some cases, relief, are palpable.  Having persevered through lectures, papers, projects, exams and even gym classes, the graduate may feel that their life is about to begin at last. Whether your graduate is looking toward college, graduate school or heading off into the world of work, Whole Earth Provision Co. can help you mark this very special occasion with a gift that is both memorable and useful. Read More Posted on May 10, 2019 by Whole Earth
Edward O. Wilson – Whole Earth Hero Our Whole Earth Hero for the month of May is Edward O. Wilson, a biologist, naturalist, author and the world’s leading expert on myrmecology, the study of ants. For many years Wilson has been an advocate for protecting our planet’s biodiversity. Read More Posted on Apr 30, 2019 by Whole Earth
Sun Protection from Patagonia Here in Texas we have great respect for the power of the Sun. We see sunshine for most of the year, and in summer the Sun can be fierce. Sun protection is something we take very seriously. Sunglasses, UPF clothing, hats and sunblock are the key elements in the on-going fight to preserve us from the ultraviolet rays of the Sun. Read More Posted on Apr 29, 2019 by Whole Earth
Osprey – for the Road Less Travelled In 1974, he opened a shop where he crafted made-to-order packs for backpackers and travelers. It took several days to fill an order. For his customers, the legendary packs, known as Santa Cruz Recreational Packs, were worth the wait. By 1987, Osprey packs could be found in stores across the country. The number of styles continues to grow, and even today every design still passes through the hands of Mike Pfotenhauer. Read More Posted on Apr 29, 2019 by Whole Earth
Luggage - What will you carry and will it fit? There are times when packing for a trip that one might envy the snail or the hermit crab for their ability to travel while simultaneously remaining at home. They don’t have to make decisions about what to take when traveling and are unconcerned whether it will all fit in their luggage. But for most travelers, the questions of what to carry and will it fit are challenges to be faced again and again. If you’re traveling for business, chances are good that you won’t need to pack your scuba gear. And if you’re heading out for adventure, you probably won’t need your business suit. At Whole Earth Provision Co., we can outfit you with luggage for either trip, and many others as well. Read More Posted on Apr 9, 2019 by Whole Earth
ExOfficio BugsAway - Focus on the adventure, not the bugs! The Summer travel season is on the horizon, and no matter where you go, even if it’s as close as your own backyard, you’re going to be sharing the space with insects. If the prospect of covering yourself with bug repellent is unappealing, Whole Earth Provision Co. may have just what you’re looking for: BugsAway clothing from ExOfficio. Read More Posted on Apr 9, 2019 by Whole Earth
Explore Mode: Presented by The North Face The North Face has a plan to turn your Explore Mode on at a free event at Living Waters on Lake Travis, Saturday, April 20th from noon to 8 pm. Read More Posted on Apr 5, 2019 by Whole Earth
New FLAX for Spring! Our Women’s Clothing Buyer Molly is back with a short video of styling suggestions for our Spring FLAX collections. FLAX is made for mix and match, not only within collections but with your go-to favorites. In store now and online, you’ll find items from the Urban, Classics, Bold and UnderFLAX collections! Read More Posted on Apr 5, 2019 by Whole Earth
Eagle Creek Wants You to Quit Your Job (or at Least Take a Vacation!) Calling all Earthlings! Do you have a dream destination that’s been at the top of your list for as long as you can remember? Most of us do. So now’s the time to take a step toward making that dream come true! Eagle Creek will be choosing a lucky person to send on an epic life-changing journey. Read More Posted on Apr 1, 2019 by Whole Earth

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