Welcome to the Kansas City Outdoor Club Website
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Founded in 1970, The Kansas City
Outdoor Club Inc. (KCOC) is a nonprofit organization of over 200 outdoor enthusiasts from throughout the Metropolitan area. Its purpose is to offer outdoor recreational opportunities and to educate and train its members in outdoor skills.
Meetings are held at the Sylvestor Powell Community Center at the northeast corner of Lamar and Martway in Mission, Kansas at 7:00 PM on the third Monday of the month (except July, August, and December). Entry is on the south side of the building.
Club members enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities including hiking, camping, canoeing, bicycling, and backpacking. In addition, several social events are held throughout the year.
If you enjoy the outdoors and wish to meet others who share that love we invite you to join us for a meeting or outing.
By Margarite Hoefler
Are you considering backpacking for the first time? Or, are you very experienced but now
find that it is physically difficult to carry all that stuff and still enjoy the trip?
Well lucky you-a new age has dawned for backpacking with new materials, innovations and
techniques. With so much information available on the Internet it can be overwhelming.
I have done much research and have written a brief guide to help you with equipment
here to download the full article.