Entries by Frugal Backpacker

Frugal Finds for Fathers Under $30

We’ve entered the final countdown to Fathers Day 2016. Here’s our team’s top picks for last minute gifts under $30. Of course, gift cards are another great option. You can get them in any amount and they never expire. We’ve recently changed our hours. Come see us 10:00am-7:00pm Monday-Saturday or 10:00am-6:00pm on Sunday. Hydro Flask […]

Backpacking Basics: How to Fit a Pack

Western North Carolina is an outdoorsman’s paradise. Gorgeous views, rugged terrain, and temperate weather make it ideal for a variety of outdoor pursuits, including backpacking. However, nothing ruins an adventure as quickly as an ill-fitting pack. A poor fitting pack can lead to a host of issues ranging from inconvenient to serious. Such problems as […]

Win Tickets to the Kruger Brothers in Asheville

Orange Peel Events welcomes the Kruger Brothers to the Sanctuary at Central Methodist Church (27 Church St in Downtown Asheville) on Friday, June 24, at 8pm. Frugal Backpacker is giving away a pair of tickets to see the bluegrass/folk/classical ensemble, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Wild South, a wonderful regional non-profit that works […]

NPO 100 Great Smoky Mtns

We’re celebrating National Parks Week from April 16-24. The National Park Service (NPS) celebrates an important milestone this year: 100 years of the National Park Service Organic Act. Today, the NPS manages 401 park units and attendance hit a peak last year. While we’ve got easy access to two of the most visited units – […]

Music Monday Josh Ritter

You don’t want to miss the excellent folk pop show coming to the Orange Peel May 18th: 98.1 the River presents Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band. Josh Ritter’s storytelling style of songwriting calls to mind greats of the modern music age like Springsteen, Dylan, and Simon. He’s representing the trials, tribulations, and exaltation […]

NPO 100 Blue Ridge Pkwy

On August 25, the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates an important milestone: 100 years of the National Park Service Organic Act. Today, the NPS manages 401 park units and attendance hit a peak last year. While we’ve got easy access to two of the most visited units – the Blue Ridge Parkway (#1) and Great […]