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Apr
23
Tue
Women’s Adventure Film Festival | Raleigh @ Rialto Theatre
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

 

The Women’s Adventure Film Tour has arrived in the USA for the first time ever! Sponsored locally by Great Outdoor Provision Co., and nationally by Hydro Flask.

Women’s Adventure Film Tour features some of the world’s most inspiring women in adventure. This festival is a celebration of the fantastic women around us who are doing extraordinary things. The events aim to promote diversity and inclusion in the outdoor industry and Women, Men and Children are all welcome!

Each screening includes a series of inspirational short films featuring women in stories about climbing, mountaineering, skiing, diving, mountain biking, surfing and more.

In a global first the Women’s Adventure Film Tour was launched to sell-out crowds in Australia in 2017, before touring selected locations in Asia and the United Kingdom. We are pleased to be now bringing the Women’s Adventure Film Tour to the USA for the first time.

Bring your family and all your friends for a great night out.

Follow our Facebook page for more updates….

Apr
27
Sat
Triangle/Triad Area, NC: Wilderness First Aid Course @ Saxapahaw, NC
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – Apr 28 @ 6:45 pm
Triangle/Triad Area, NC: Wilderness First Aid Course @ Saxapahaw, NC | Cedar Grove | North Carolina | United States

LEARN HOW to SAVE LIFE and LIMB in an
> urban disaster (natural or terrorist)
> rural area (not near a hospital)
> travel anywhere
> wilderness area

Course INFO, ONLINE REGISTRATION, other locations & dates: http://www.solowfa.com/

Great Outdoor Provision Co. is proud to be bringing this top-rated life-saving education to all of the communities we serve, to sponsor some of its costs keeping it as accessible as possible, and to donate 10% of the proceeds to local nonprofit organizations.

OVERVIEW:
> No prerequisites
> For adults and focused youths ages 12+. Know your loved ones are safe wherever they are.
> Hands-on learn how to care for an injured / ill person during the critical minutes or hours before ambulance / hospital arrival
> Blend of classroom instruction & hands-on rescue scenario practice
> Approved by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Girl Scouts of the USA, American Camping Association (ACA), University of Virginia (100% reimbursement for certain academic employees), and more
> 2-year SOLO WFA certification
> Counts as recertification for WFA, AWFA, WFR and wilderness part of W-EMT
> Flyer: http://www.solowfa.com/forms/dwfa-flyer.pdf
> Testimonials: see below

TOPICS:
> Beyond the ‘golden hour’: wilderness/remote travel/disaster-delayed EMS arrival injury challenges and long-term patient care
> Patient Assessment System: thorough patient examination, treatment, monitoring, safety, and documentation
> Orthopedic Injuries and Treatment: Sprains, Strains, Fractures, and Spinal Cord Management
> Circulatory System Form and Function: Heart, Blood, Blood Vessels, Lungs, Brain
> Soft Tissue Injuries and Wound Treatment: Contusions, Abrasions, Lacerations, Flap Avulsions, Amputation, Punctures, Impalements,
> Bites, Stings, Blisters, Burns, and Infections
> Environmental Injuries and Treatment: Cold, Heat, Dehydration and Wilderness Survival
> Medical Emergencies and Critical Care: Shock, Allergies, Shortness of Breath, Brain Problems, and Heart Problems
> Patient movement: spinal cord precautions and clearing; pre- and post-evacuation treatment
> International Travel: preparing & packing for safe travel, problem prevention before and during travel, and identification & treatment of many travel illnesses – presented in a special hand-out for those who indicate interest.

WHY:
Mired in a disaster zone, travel or rural area far from a hospital, or natural area miles from an access point … accidents, destructive weather, and terrorism happen, and all-too-often members of a group are not capable of dealing with the emergency. This leads to improper care of the patient, and endangers the entire group. Many recreational accidents are preventable, and improper care of trauma can compound even simple injuries. Very few first aid programs actually address the issues of providing emergency care in a setting where 911 is overwhelmed or not immediately reachable. In this course, classroom instruction and Q&A are interwoven with practical work and problem-solving exercises. Hands-on experience – a most powerful learning tool – during scenarios comprise ~50% of class. 8:30am – 6:30pm or 7pm both days; you come away with actual do-it-yourself care-giving confidence.

Instructor: Matthew Rosefsky, Geo Medic, Wilderness EMT, CERT, MRC, and SOLO Instructor-Trainer
> Fee: 185 for the 2-day dtWFA (note that another org in the region charges $255!)
> *Charitable Donation: a nonprofit organization will receive 10% of proceeds.
> REGISTRATION ONLINE / MORE INFO: http://www.solowfa.com/

TESTIMONIALS (those without names are from post-course anonymous feedback forms):

“The course blew my expectations out of the water.”

“I was … in denial about what could go wrong in a hike. I feel much more prepared now. Everyone who hikes should take this course!”

“It was the *very best* first aid I ever attended and I’ve attended many.”

“The numerous examples of hands-on practice in evaluating, moving and treating patients gave us lots of practice in applying what we learned.”

“Best instructor on the East Coast (based on 4 other courses).”

“The encyclopedia knowledge of the instructor. The instructor’s willingness to address questions, and willingness to provide individualized attention.”

“When I walked in the door, the idea of being responsible for someone in a backcountry {or disaster} medical emergency was terrifying. Now I feel confident that I can help.”

“I came upon a motorcycle accident with 3 injured people. I was able to preserve their lives because of my SOLO training.” – 2-day course graduate Jacquie W., 10/31/2013

“Shortly after receiving my WFA cert … I was one of the first to arrive at the rolled SUV and assessed the scene. Most of the emergent volunteers were milling around the SUV, wondering what to do … I took control to treat her … Police and fire/rescue had not yet arrived, although plenty of 911 calls went out … I credit being able to successfully treat my ‘patient’ to your WFA training.” Ian K., 6/5/2008

“Take the class, Save a life!”

>> More testimonials: http://www.solowfa.com/course-reviews-MEDIC-SOLO-disaster-wilderness-first-aid.htm

>> REGISTRATION ONLINE + MORE INFO: http://www.solowfa.com/

May
5
Sun
(SOLD OUT) Fly Fishing Class | Garner, NC @ Foster Lake & Pond Management
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

DESCRIPTION

A very comprehensive one day course for 8 students. We’ve packed a lot of information into an 8 hour day, including: casting, knots, equipment, fishing strategies and fly selection, for coldwater, warmwater and saltwater species. Beginners can expect to learn the skills that will allow them to catch fish on their own, and intermediate level fly fishers can advance their casting skills and fill in some holes in their technical knowledge. We provide all equipment, including a textbook, as well as lunch and drinks. Just bring a willingness to have fun and learn, but register early, they fill up fast.

The Venue:
Foster Lake & Pond Management

Private Lessons

Corporate Group Events

Scout Merit Badge Classes

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Our Fly Fishing Class instructors, Scott Wood and Jim Coveny also offer private lessons, corporate events, and instruction for scout merit badges. Private Lessons are $80.00 an hour with a two hour minimum. Gift Certificates are available. To schedule a lesson, purchase a gift certificate or obtain a quote for a corporate event, call or email Scott Wood.

scottw@greatoutdoorprovision.com

May
16
Thu
Paddlesports Orientation (For Customers Who Have Purchased a Boat) @ Lake Crabtree County Park
May 16 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Paddlesports Orientation (For Customers Who Have Purchased a Boat) @ Lake Crabtree County Park

Thank you for buying your Canoe, Kayak or SUP from Great Outdoor Provision Co!

We realize you have many options for your purchase and want to offer our customers a special perk for doing business with us. This spring we’ll be offering free, informal Canoe, Kayak & SUP Orientation for folks who bought their boat or board from us – conveniently located near some of our busiest shops. While this is not intended as formal instruction, we will show you the basics of getting safely launched on the water and briefly cover some basic concepts such as proper posture, getting good traction between paddle blade and the water, using torso rotation for proper technique and maintaining good balance.  We’ll tailor our time for your particular type of watercraft (i.e., we’ll customize your orientation depending on whether you bought a Fishing Kayak or a SUP) or your area of interest. You’ll get about 30 minutes of informal instruction –all for free and all because you bought your boat/board from us.

Please register for our On-Water Paddlesports Orientation in advance by emailing gopc401@greatoutdoorprovision.com with your name and the model of boat or board you recently purchased from us. Please note that our On-Water Paddlesports Orientation is only available to customers who purchased their Canoe, Kayak or SUP from Great Outdoor Provision Company within the past 12 months. There is no charge.

Any weather-related cancellation of this event will be announced via @TrustyGOPC on Instagram & Twitter.  Follow these feeds for updates.

Bring your boat or board that you recently purchased from us and your own paddle and PFD. You’ll also have an opportunity to try a different paddle or PFD if you wish. You are also welcome to stay for the Afternoon Boat Demo, which will be taking place at the same venue immediately after the Orientation.

Triangle Boat Demo @ Lake Crabtree County Park
May 16 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Triangle Boat Demo @ Lake Crabtree County Park

We are pleased to announce that manufacturer representatives from both Hobie and P&H will be at the event. While we’ll have a wide selection of models from many manufacturers, this will be the demo to attend if you want to check out a Hobie kayak or a performance focused touring kayak from P&H.  

Please register for our boat demo in advance by emailing gopc401@greatoutdoorprovision.com with the boats you are interested in (if applicable).   Please note that if a specific boat or board is not in our demo fleet we will not be able to bring it to the event.

Any weather-related cancellation of this event will be announced via @TrustyGOPC on Instagram & Twitter.  Keep an eye on these feeds for updates.

This spring we’ll be offering free, informal kayak & canoe demonstrations conveniently located near some of our busiest shops. This is a great opportunity to try out a boat in an environment that is informational, informal and presented at no charge.

Our Afternoon Boat Demos are geared towards customers who have already narrowed down their choices after visiting one of our shops and feel that some on-water time prior to purchase is necessary. However, we also welcome folks who are just curious about kayaks & canoes and want to try it out in a low pressure environment.

Folks unable to attend one of our scheduled on-water demo events can inquire with their local shop regarding a fee-based demo.   As for specific boats, in addition to any particular models from an attending manufacturer, we’ll bring some of our most popular boats and boards that are best suited for flatwater, fitness, fishing and all-round use. However, please let us know in advance if there is a particular boat or board in our demo fleet you would like to try and we will do our best to get it to the lake. Please note that if a boat or board is not in our demo fleet, we will not be able to bring it to the event.

Chad Pickens, Manager Chapel Hill

"Unique" customers and great gear

Tom Mrotek

Bikepacking & Beyond

Ann Stuntz

Chapel Hill Shop

Join Us on the Trail

#GetHiking! Meetups

Hiking and Paddling

Favorite Nearby Adventures

A Great Hike at the Eno

Close to civilization, yet so far away

Visit University Lake

Lots of flat water to explore, and wildlife to see

We Support Public Lands

Preserve the places we love

BROWSE SELECTIONS FROM THE CHAPEL HILL SHOP

Please visit us to see the full selection.

Local Hikes  Local Campgrounds  Local Whitewater  Local Flat Water  GetHiking! Triangle Meetup

Chapel Hill is a wonderful place for the outdoor enthusiast.  Whether you’re headed to the Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, the Eno River, or Occoneechee Mountain, our staff will make sure that your time outdoors is as comfortable as you want it to be. As manager Chad Pickens knows, there’s nothing more important than being prepared.

Our store carries the top brands and products so you can fly fish, canoe, kayak, and go backpacking in safety. We offer everything from carabiners and headlamps to dehydrated food and camping stoves. If it involves the outdoors, we carry it, and if we don’t have it, we’ll find it for you! Our expert staff will explain the differences between the products to you, and help you select the one that fits you best. Whether you want just the essentials for a day pack, or are planning a hike through Europe, we’ll get you on your way.

New to outdoor exploration? Our staff can suggest Chapel Hill hiking trips , paddling trips, andtrail runs. Chapel Hill is where we live, work, and play, although sometimes work and play seem like the same thing at Great Outdoor Provision Co. Come check out our store today, and we’ll set you up for adventure!

Store Manager:

Chad Pickens

gopc501@greatoutdoorprovision.com

Feb 15 – Jun 1 all-day
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