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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 17th - 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
Theodore Roosevelt – Whole Earth Hero This month’s Whole Earth Hero is Theodore Roosevelt. We’ll also catch a glimpse of an upcoming Hero, John Muir. President Roosevelt, the conservation president, and John Muir, author, both played major roles in expanding our national park system. Read More Posted on Mar 11, 2019 by Whole Earth
tentree – Eco-clothing that Gives Back Ten Tree’s name tells the story: ten trees are planted for every item purchased. They’ve now planted over 25 million. These trees have helped to restore damaged ecosystems, remove pollution from the atmosphere and provide jobs. The company is also working to reduce the negative impacts of the apparel industry on both workers and the environment. Read More Posted on Mar 11, 2019 by Whole Earth
The Parks Project: Supporting Our Parklands Several years ago, Keith Eshelman and Sevag Kazanci, the founders of Parks Project, volunteered for a trail workday in the Santa Monica Mountains in California. The volunteers were few and from an older generation. This surprised them. Where were the young people? After several more volunteer days with the same result, they decided to take action. Read More Posted on Mar 11, 2019 by Whole Earth
Five Products to Protect Your Stuff When You Travel Travel always involves a certain amount of risk, especially if you’re visiting a place for the first time. Good planning can go a long way toward reducing travel induced anxiety. Research can point you in the direction of comfortable places to lay your head at night and delicious meals and exciting experiences that will linger as happy memories long after you’ve returned home. But what can you do about pickpockets, thieves and other unsavory sorts lurking about to take what’s yours? Be prepared! Read More Posted on Mar 11, 2019 by Whole Earth
Spring Break Travel Essentials Are you planning to take a trip for Spring Break this year? Are the mountains calling and you must go? Or perhaps a trip to Big Bend is in order while the weather is fine. Maybe you’re coming to Austin for South by Southwest, or there’s a beach with your name on it, just waiting for you to stretch out and bask in the sun. No matter your destination, at Whole Earth Provision Co. you’ll find items to make your trip easier and more enjoyable. Read More Posted on Feb 22, 2019 by Whole Earth
Introducing Altra Running Shoes Whole Earth Provision Co. proudly announces that we now carry Altra running shoes. They’re an award-winning brand known for shoes that are designed by runners, for runners. We’ve selected several styles, focusing on road running and trail running, to offer in our stores and online. What separates Altra from the pack is their Difference of Three: FootShape, Fit4Her and ZeroDrop. Read More Posted on Feb 22, 2019 by Whole Earth
Zhenan Bao – Whole Earth Hero Whole Earth Heroes are people who are making a difference in the way we approach life on planet Earth. The idea of the Heroes grew out of our Whole Earth Kids program. We wanted to introduce kids to important environmental concepts, and it made sense to include individuals working in those areas. Our first Whole Earth Hero is Zhenan Bao of Stanford University who is working to solve a particularly important problem in recycling – electronic waste. Read More Posted on Feb 11, 2019 by Whole Earth

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