Entries by Frugal Backpacker

Favorite Hikes: John Rock

The unseasonably warm weather we’ve been experiencing in WNC this winter has us jonesing for a day on the trail. One of our favorite spots for a long-ish hike with a serious payoff at the end is John Rock. This fairly steep hike to the upper slab of John Rock climaxes in fantastic views, including […]

Winter Hiking in the North Carolina Mountains

It may be a little hard to imagine layering up for a winter hike with the unseasonably warm weather we’ve seen over the past few weeks, but a chilly trek with friends is one of my favorite activities during the season of staying inside. When a sunny day shines down between bouts of frosty mornings […]

Favorite Hikes: Mount Pisgah

We’re all too familiar with the winter challenge of trying to squeeze in a quick after-work hike, before the sun sets. That’s why we’re always happy to find a hike, like Mount Pisgah, that’s enjoyable but relatively close to town. A 3 mile round trip hike to the top of Mount Pisgah provides breathtaking scenery just 30 […]

Thanks for Donating Over 200 Coats

Thanks for helping us collect over 200 coats for Eblen Charities. As the lowest temperatures of winter hit the mountains, they’ll make sure they make it to those in our community who need them the most. During November and December, we joined with Diamond Brand Outdoors and our customers to collect coats, hats, and gloves for the […]

Crew Essentials: Top Outdoor Gifts for Campers

Camden’s a crew member here at Frugal Backpacker. He shares his top gift ideas for your favorite outdoor enthusiasts. My favorite hike is Alum Cave in the Smokies. I love it because I helped build that trail and that view is my favorite ever. Kelty Bestie Blanket Very light weight, very warm, and easy to clean, this makes a […]

A $10 Bonus with Gift Card Purchases This Year

We want you to have a great time during the holiday season and welcome you back in 2017. That’s why we’ll be giving you a bonus $10 gear card for every $50 of gift cards you purchase between November 25-December 24, 2016. Your bonus gear cards can be used just like cash on anything in […]

$10 Gear Card For Donating Supplies For Firefighters

The past few weeks have been devastating for our local forests with an estimated 45,000+ acres burning due to severe drought. The North Carolina Forest Service says it may take until January to contain all the fires. Luckily, firefighters from around the country are here to help battle the wildfires, but they are in need of supplies. We […]

Get 20% Off During Eblen Charities Coat Drive

Last year, you helped us get over 400 coats to those in our community who need them most. This year, we’ve set a goal of 450 coats for Eblen Charities and you can score a discount for doing good. November 19-December 24, you’ll receive 20% off an item for bringing in a gently used coat. […]

Backpacker Bucks Return November 1-23

We’re bringing Backpacker Bucks back from November 1-23 as a way to thank you for your support throughout the year. How do Backpacker Bucks work? We’ve tried to keep it as simple as possible. For every $100 in merchandise (before sales tax) you purchase from November 1-23, you’ll get $20 in Backpacker Bucks to redeem like cash in […]

Backcountry Cookery

One thing we’ve found to be almost invariably true is that outdoors people love food. Food is, after all, one of life’s little pleasures, and is rarely appreciated more than when you can dig into a hot and satisfying meal around a campfire, after a hard day of hiking. But when it comes to backcountry […]