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Merrell Gives Back to Texas Land Conservancy In a year where so many things have changed, it heartening to know that once again, Merrell is giving back to the Texas Land Conservancy. From October 22nd through November 16th, when you purchase a full-price pair of Merrell Moab shoes at Whole Earth Provision Co., Merrell will donate $5 to the Texas Land Conservancy! The Moab is a high performance hiking shoe made for men and women that has become a favorite for outdoor adventure. Read More Posted on Oct 20, 2020 by Whole Earth
Ned Fritz and the Texas Land Conservancy Over the years at Whole Earth, we’ve had a wall of remembrance at our office where we post photos and obituaries of our heroes. Residents of the wall have included Sir Edmund Hillary, Colin Fletcher, and one particularly close to our heart, Ned Fritz. Ned’s granddaughter Molly is a Whole Earthling, and we’re proud to claim a member of the Fritz’ family as one of our own.  Observing that Ned Fritz’ contributions to the preservation of Texas wilderness are not as well-known as perhaps they should be, we’re spreading the word about this amazing man and his work. Read More Posted on Oct 20, 2020 by Whole Earth
Birkenstocks for Fall and Winter People may think that if it’s made by Birkenstock it must be a sandal. And while there are many Birkenstock sandals to choose from, the company does offer other styles of shoes. As fall and winter weather approaches, let’s take a look at some of their closed-toe shoe options. They’re made with the same quality materials and construction and provide the style and comfort you’ve come to expect from Birkenstock. Read More Posted on Oct 16, 2020 by Whole Earth
Join Us for Backpacking 101 Webinar! Are you dreaming of a backpacking adventure? Do you have your hopes set on hiking the Pacific Crest or Appalachian trails someday, but you’re not sure how to begin? If so, our Backpacking 101 webinar is for you. It will take place on Thursday, October 15th from 6 to 7:15 pm.  Read More Posted on Sep 30, 2020 by Whole Earth
Texas Tees This past summer some of our fellow Earthlings were out on the road visiting national parks and public lands far from Texas. When they finally returned home, they shared their stories and photos, and we tried hard not to be too jealous. And, as always, the subject eventually turned to one near and dear to all our hearts – gear. What worked? What didn’t? And what are they planning to bring with them next time? Here’s a sampling of the items we’re adding to our gear collections for a fall camping upgrade.  Read More Posted on Sep 22, 2020 by Whole Earth
Fall Camping Upgrade! This past summer some of our fellow Earthlings were out on the road visiting national parks and public lands far from Texas. When they finally returned home, they shared their stories and photos, and we tried hard not to be too jealous. And, as always, the subject eventually turned to one near and dear to all our hearts – gear. What worked? What didn’t? And what are they planning to bring with them next time? Here’s a sampling of the items we’re adding to our gear collections for a fall camping upgrade.  Read More Posted on Sep 17, 2020 by Whole Earth
Hiking and Camping with Dogs We love hiking and camping with our friends and family, and that includes our canine family members as well. Whenever we decide to hike or head out for a camping trip, we plan ahead. We’ll research trails and campgrounds, make lists of the gear and food we’ll need, and have alternative plans in case of bad weather or other unforeseen events. We use the same process when we bring the pup along on our outdoor adventures. Read More Posted on Sep 14, 2020 by Whole Earth
Enter The North Face Borealis Giveaway! Is it time for a new daypack? If your old pack is looking worn or the zippers aren’t performing well, enter The North Face Daypack Giveaway. You might be one of three lucky winners of a Borealis pack! To enter visit our Whole Earth Facebook and Instagram pages, like them, like our The North Face Giveaway post, and tag someone in need of a new pack. That’s it! You’ll be entered! Here are the links to Facebook and to Instagram. You can enter starting August 28th through September 4th. The cutoff for entries is 11:59 pm CDT, September 4, 2020. Read More Posted on Aug 31, 2020 by Whole Earth
Revving Up Kids' Brains for School School will be starting soon. Have you and your family been staying close to home for what seems like far too long? Without a traditional summer vacation, life may have settled into a routine where one day is much the same as the day before. With school on the horizon, it’s time to whisk away the mental cobwebs and rev up our kids’ brains. Here are a few suggestions to exercise their “little gray cells” and have fun at the same time.  Read More Posted on Aug 27, 2020 by Whole Earth
Join us for a Hiking 101 Webinar Don’t let the dog days of August get you down. Cool weather will return sooner or later, and we fervently hope that it will be sooner. If you’re thinking about some fall hikes or if you’re new to hiking and have questions about the where, what, how and when, join us for a Hiking 101 webinar on Wednesday, September 2nd from 6:00 - 7:15 pm.  Read More Posted on Aug 24, 2020 by Whole Earth
National Park Hiking Trails Americans are lucky. We have access through our national parks and public lands to an astonishing variety of landscapes. Rocky coasts and sandy beaches; ancient and youthful mountain ranges; temperate rainforests, Giant Sequoias, Bristlecone Pines and old growth forests; scorching deserts, volcanoes, waterfalls, glaciers and so much more. Read More Posted on Aug 18, 2020 by Whole Earth
A Fresh Start for a Singular Year The end of summer is in sight, unless you live in Texas where we’ll be facing summer’s heat until at least the middle of October. The calendar says that Labor Day will be here before we know it, and school will be back in session. The big question is where? Will students be learning from home or returning to their classrooms? The uncertainty around this question is causing more than a few sleepless nights for parents, teachers and students. Read More Posted on Aug 12, 2020 by Whole Earth
Time to Clean Your Chacos! It’s August. It’s hot. Really hot. Have you noticed a slight odor when you buckle on your Chacos? Are your Chaco straps stuck? Yeah? Same for us. Our feet sweat and when sweat meets dust, we build up a layer of grunge that needs to be removed periodically. As for the straps, there’s probably a nice layer of sand or dirt inside the sole that’s immobilizing them. A nice deep clean is just what they need. Read More Posted on Aug 12, 2020 by Whole Earth
Join us for a Car Camping Webinar Ready to go camping but not quite sure what you need and how to go about it?  Whole Earth can help! Join us for Intro to Car Camping, August 6th from 6 pm to 7:15 pm via Zoom. You can register here.  Once registered you’ll receive an email prior to the event with a link and password to join the webinar. And all participants will receive a $10 Whole Earth coupon! Read More Posted on Jul 25, 2020 by Whole Earth
Our Beach Trip Favorites Been cooped up for far too long? Are you hearing the siren call of surf and sand? We are too!  Give us a big blue sky, a bright sun, a cooling breeze, the squish of sand between our toes, and the calming drone of the waves. We’ll all be more relaxed and refreshed after spending some quality time at the beach. Read More Posted on Jul 25, 2020 by Whole Earth
Opinel - French for Folding Knife John Keats once said, “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” And when the Victoria and Albert Museum in London selected the 100 most beautiful products in the world, the Opinel knife was on the list along with a Porsche 911 and a Rolex watch. Opinel may not be a household name here in the States, but it’s a beloved brand in Europe. They make wooden handle folding knives that come in a variety of sizes that fit well in a pocket, bag or backpack. Read More Posted on Jul 25, 2020 by Whole Earth
Stay Hydrated This Summer! July has come roaring in with triple digit temperatures, high humidity and a heat index that makes us want to hide at home in the air conditioning. When we do venture out, it’s with a water bottle close at hand. Becoming dehydrated is a real possibility with temperatures like these, and it can have consequences we don’t like to think about. So if we’re going to be outdoors in the heat of a Texas summer, we’re carrying water.   Read More Posted on Jul 10, 2020 by Whole Earth
Get Away in an RV or Camper! One way to go traveling this summer is to take our home with us. If we’re lucky enough to have access to an RV or a camper, it can be our ticket out of town.  We can get on the road and head to some of our favorite outdoor destinations or perhaps somewhere new. We’ll still have to take some precautions, but we’ll be sleeping in our own beds and if there’s a bathroom in our camper, we’re set.  Read More Posted on Jul 10, 2020 by Whole Earth
Our Favorite Women's Shoes for Everyday Yes, it’s that day, just like every other day of late. For us, the word everyday has taken on a whole new meaning. It’s not just everyday, it’s Every Day! On the bright side, our pets are thrilled to have us home, especially the pups. So many walks. And we do get to wear comfortable clothes, even at zoom meetings. Our dressy heels are resting quietly in the closet, and our feet are happy as we spend our days in our favorite comfy shoes. Read More Posted on Jul 3, 2020 by Whole Earth
Sun Protection for Littles In summertime, as parents we’re caught on the horns of a dilemma. Some of our favorite memories of childhood are of long summer days filled with fun, free time and daily visits to the pool or the beach, and we want the same for our kids. But we also know that the summer sun can harm young skin and eyes. So how do we find a balance between happy summer memories and keeping our children safe? It’s easier than we may think. As adults we know to use sunscreen and wear sunglasses, sun hats and sun protection clothing. Fortunately, all of these items are also available for children, even young children. So we can protect them while they have fun in the sun. Read More Posted on Jun 25, 2020 by Whole Earth
Backyard Birding Basics During the past few months we’ve gotten to know our neighbors better than ever before. People we used to recognize by their cars, we now greet every day on our morning walks. And we’re getting to know our non-human neighbors as well, especially the ones with feathers. Read More Posted on Jun 19, 2020 by Whole Earth
Eight Tips for Summer Survival Welcome to summer. It’s hot, Hot, HOT! As Texans, we know a thing or two about living in blazing heat. So we thought we’d share a few of our summer survival tips to help you get safely through the sizzling days ahead.  Read More Posted on Jun 17, 2020 by Whole Earth
Top 3 Running Shoe Brands for Summer Have you found yourself spending more time out on sidewalks, trails and paths recently?  Haven’t we all! Whether you’re taking the dog for a walk, or you’re out for your daily distance run, it’s important to have reliable footwear.  With multiple decades of footwear knowledge under our belt, we’ve spent the time, and put in the miles, to find the crème de la crème of performance footwear. Whatever your speed, find the perfect pair of running shoes at Whole Earth today!  Shop in-store and online.   Read More Posted on Jun 12, 2020 by Whole Earth
Find Dad's Gift in Our Father's Day Collection Well done! You’re already on the lookout for a great gift for Dad. Sometimes it’s easy. If Dad’s got a collection going, finding something new to add to it is a slam dunk. But if your Dad requires a bit more thought and imagination in order to surprise and delight him, we have a few suggestions. Read More Posted on Jun 9, 2020 by Whole Earth


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