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Hikers pause by the side of a high mountain tarn. Gifts for the Outdoor Enthusiast The best gifts to receive are ones that show that the giver has thought carefully about the recipient and what they like most. In the case of someone who loves being outdoors, there are many possibilities.  Read More Posted on Nov 16, 2022 by Whole Earth
New Toy and Kids' Book Drive is Back! For the 11th year, Whole Earth Provision Co. is sponsoring the New Toy and Kids’ Book Drive. We’ve been collecting new toys and books for children who, through no fault of their own, might not receive gifts for the holidays. Your generosity has provided children in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio with presents to brighten their day. The charitable organizations that distribute the gifts are very grateful for the donations. Read More Posted on Nov 10, 2022 by Whole Earth
Backpackers on a ridge taking in the view of distant hazy blue mountains. Explore Your Outdoor Options Online! Now that cooler weather has arrived, are you ready to get out of town on a weekend adventure or have a family outing with a hike and a picnic? Or perhaps you'll be traveling during the holidays, and you'd like to set aside time to take in some of the local scenery while you're far from home. If so, we have a few online sites that can help you discover your options:, Heritage Travel, part of the National Park Service website, and the Texas State Parks website.  Read More Posted on Nov 3, 2022 by Whole Earth
The Opinel Picnic Plus Complete Set provides a fork, spoon and knife for a delicious picnic lunch Something New from Opinel! Whole Earth has been offering Opinel knives for several years. You may have seen them in our Gear department. Made with wooden handles, they have a rotating Virobloc collar that keeps the blade locked in place when open or closed. Originally distributed as a knife for farmers and train conductors, Opinel became so popular that it is now a generic word for folding knife in French. Read More Posted on Oct 27, 2022 by Whole Earth
Setting up a Kammok Mantis UL Ultralight Backpacking Hammock Tent in Hill Country Elevate time outside with Kammok! Austin is home to Kammok, a maker of adventure-grade gear including camping hammocks.  Kammock came into being as the result of a camping hammock splitting and dumping Greg McEvilly to the ground. He knew he could make something better, something made with quality materials that could stand up to the normal wear and tear of outdoor life. And so, in 2010, McEvilly founded Kammok. Read More Posted on Oct 20, 2022 by Whole Earth
Texas Land Conservancy Hill Country Jesus Canyon - photo by Ramirez Merrell Gives Back to the Texas Land Conservancy in 2022 Whole Earth is excited to announce that Merrell is again sponsoring a giveback event for the Texas Land Conservancy! From Saturday, September 10th through Sunday, September 25th, when you purchase a pair of adult Merrell shoes, regular or sale price, at Whole Earth Provision Co., Merrell will donate $10 to the Texas Land Conservancy! Read More Posted on Sep 7, 2022 by Whole Earth
The Austin Oboz Trail Experience 2022 - A Few of Our Favorite Trails While we're waiting for cooler weather to set in, we have a suggestion for those of you who live in the Austin area and can't wait to get back on the trail this fall. Sign up for the Oboz Trail Experience! Register in September and hike in October. Read More Posted on Aug 29, 2022 by Whole Earth
The Yellowstone River - photo by Whole Earthling Brooke Searching for Wolves in Yellowstone Whole Earthling Brooke spent some of her vacation this year in Yellowstone National Park. Here's her account of searching for wolves in Yellowstone. Read More Posted on Aug 17, 2022 by Whole Earth
Charging up a phone with a Goal Zero Flip 36 Charger while on the go Everyday Carry for Back to School School is looming on the horizon. Whether you're heading back in a week or two or after Labor Day, this could be a good time to assess how your pack and other items you use on a daily basis are holding up. Is anything worn out and in need of replacement? Are there new items you would like to add to your Every Day Carry? And even if your school days are in the rearview mirror, consider EDC for work and any changes you might like to make. Read More Posted on Aug 4, 2022 by Whole Earth
The men's department at a Whole Earth store with the Patagonia Men's Fjord Flannel Long Sleeve Shirt on display What's New for August '22? At Whole Earth we're receiving new items in our stores all year round. Here are a few that we think you may like for August. There are many items in our stores that have not yet arrived online. If you live near one of our brick and mortar stores, please stop by and see what's new! Read More Posted on Aug 1, 2022 by Whole Earth
Students gathering on the quad with daypacks by their sides 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 14, 2022 by Whole Earth
A street view of our Whole Earth store on North Lamar in Austin Texas What's New for July '22? If you're familiar with one of our brick and mortar stores, you know there's a lot to see. So much in fact, that it may be difficult to know exactly what's new. With that in mind, we'd like to call out a few of the new items you'll now find in our stores and online. Read More Posted on Jul 8, 2022 by Whole Earth
A storm blowing in over the Texas Hill Country - photo by Whole Earthling Brittan Be Prepared for Storms Here in Texas, storms can knock us for a loop in both summer and winter. Tropical storms, hurricanes, thunder storms with baseball sized hail, ice and snow storms - we've seen it all. We've learned to keep storm supplies on hand no matter the time of year. Read More Posted on Jul 6, 2022 by Whole Earth
Choosing a Tent: A Beginner's Guide Here's a quick guide to help you get started in choosing a tent. Answer a few questions. Do some research. Ask your tent-toting friends, and come visit us. We'll be happy to share what we've learned over the years. Read More Posted on Jun 21, 2022 by Whole Earth
New FLAX styles for Summer! New FLAX for Summer! FLAX linen clothing is a favorite here in Texas. Their clothes are cool and comfortable in hot weather and stylish as well. FLAX has a new collection called Weddings filled with tops, pants and dresses that were created with more formal occasions in mind.  Read More Posted on Jun 16, 2022 by Whole Earth
A Whole Earth Dad sporting Shokz OpenRun Pro Sport Headphones. Every Day Carry for Dad Father's Day is coming up soon - Sunday, June 19th, to be exact. Have you been thinking about a great gift for Dad? Need some help? We have a few ideas! How about something he can carry with him every day; something he'll actually use? Dads like EDC too! Here are some of our favorite Every Day Carry items that Dad may find useful as well. Read More Posted on Jun 8, 2022 by Whole Earth
Howler Brother's Turbulent Waters Collection design of a great wave under stormy skies being struck by lightning. Howler Brothers - An Austin Original If you're a fan of the comfort and good looks of Howler Brothers clothing, we've got something special for you - the Turbulent Waters Collection! It's an exclusive, available only at stores like ours that have been offering Howler Brothers for years. You won't find it on the Howler Brothers website. So you know what that means - don't wait!  Read More Posted on May 12, 2022 by Whole Earth
An excursion train rounds the bend over a railroad bridge in the high mountains Why we love to travel! Are you ready to go traveling again? We are. After two summers of sticking close to home, we're making plans and are excited at the thought of getting back on the road again. If you aren't so sure about traveling quite yet, we want to gently remind you of a few of the benefits of travel. Read More Posted on May 8, 2022 by Whole Earth
A collection of Tex-Mex and Mexican cookbooks to mine for recipes for Cinco de Mayo New Taste Treats for Cinco de Mayo! Will you be getting together with the gang to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Lots of us in Texas will be. We'll raise a glass to the Mexican victory over the French at the battle of Puebla in 1862, give thanks for the richness of Mexican American culture, and take advantage of a prime opportunity to indulge in all our favorite Tex-Mex foods and drinks.  Read More Posted on May 2, 2022 by Whole Earth
One of our Whole Earth kids is ready for a road trip! Road Trips with Kids! The summer holidays are coming and that may mean a family road trip. Whether it's a short hop to Enchanted Rock or the coast or there's long distance traveling in your future, a road trip with kids can be challenging. We have years of experience traveling with kids, so we thought we would share some of our best travel tips and a few items that may make road trips easier. Read More Posted on Apr 21, 2022 by Whole Earth
The Earth from Space - a NASA photo from 1973 Upgrades for Earth Day Earth Day, the 52nd, is almost here! While our love for the planet is stronger than ever, the problems facing us today are in some ways quite different from those of 1970. Climate change and the explosion of plastic and other waste were on the radar then, but top today's list. We have a few suggestions for everyday eco-upgrades that can help us make a difference now.  Read More Posted on Apr 20, 2022 by Whole Earth
Zeal Optics sunglasses cut the glare for a surfer at the beach New in our stores - Zeal Optics! Here's something new you'll find in our stores - Zeal Optics sunglasses! What sets these sunglasses apart from the crowd is their use of plant-based materials for both lenses and frames.  Read More Posted on Apr 13, 2022 by Whole Earth
A few of the ingredients needed to make DIY cleaning products First Steps to Creating a Sustainable Home Wondering what you can do to live more sustainably? We have some book suggestions to get you started plus a few DIY cleaning product recipes to try. Read More Posted on Apr 6, 2022 by Whole Earth
Birkenstock Women's Arizona Split Sandals - Narrow New Birkenstocks in store now! Birkenstock sandals have been a favorite with Whole Earth customers and staff for most of our fifty one years.  So what’s new in our 2022 Birkenstock collection for spring and summer? We have more styles, colors and narrow widths than ever before!  Read More Posted on Mar 18, 2022 by Whole Earth

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