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January 2018

Enjoy the Outdoors — Even in Winter

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Let’s face it — cold weather and snow make us want to stay indoors, perhaps under a cozy quilt with a warm beverage. We see plenty of mild days during a WNC winter, offering plenty of possibilities for enjoying the outdoors during January, February, and March. Nate O. will share tips and tricks for making the most of a winter hike, camping, or just heading out for an adventure close to home. The season brings lots of pluses from no…

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Patagonia Spring Release Sale

January 27 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Free

Get it before it hits stores or the internet! Arrive early for best selection. (Not familiar with vendor samples? Click here!) Patagonia is one of your favorite brands and a new Spring 2018 sample set arrives on January 27. The set includes one of everything in the brand's spring and summer line from shirts and shorts to trucker hats and luggage -- all priced 20% OFF MSRP. All previous season Patagonia samples will be an EXTRA 50% OFF, too! Not…

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February 2018

College Student Day

February 7 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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EXTRA 30% OFF with your current semester college ID all day! At Frugal Backpacker, our goal is simple: Spend Less. Play More. We stock current season outdoor gear at 20%-75% OFF MSRP every day. Now that you're welcoming a new semester, stop in and load up on footwear, accessories, and apparel from Patagonia, Kuhl, Mountain Hardwear, Astral, and more. Let us get you ready to explore your mountains and your city. RSVP ON FACEBOOK

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Romantic Hikes

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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You and your significant other love local. You love to spend less, play more. And you definitely love hitting the trail. It's a well-documented phenomenon that romance flourishes in the outdoors, especially in winter with frozen waterfalls, fewer crowds, and brisk temperatures pinking the cheeks. The chill may send a craving for coziness, but companionship on the trail can lead to new discoveries and fresh perspectives. RSVP ON FACEBOOK Kids and well-behaved pets are welcome at this free presentation.

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Intro Yoga for the Outdoor Enthusiast

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Practicing yoga is an excellent way to develop strength, balance, and flexibility. Join professional yoga instructor Nate O. for an in-store gentle yoga class for all levels. This class is tailored to help enhance and improve your pursuit of outdoor activities. Nate has designed this class to make you feel at ease with beginning yoga and establishing an at home practice. Please bring your own yoga mat. RSVP ON FACEBOOK Kids are welcome at this free class, but participants under…

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March 2018

Backcountry Camping in the Pisgah Ranger District

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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One of the most popular areas for hiking in Western North Carolina is the Pisgah Ranger District, located southwest of Asheville. Filled with scenic roads, backcountry and wilderness areas, geologic points of interests, and more, there's no reason to limit your time spent in PRD to day hikes. Join Graham Coffey, co-author of Backcountry Camping in the Pisgah Ranger District with Brooke Harrison, the first all-inclusive guide to this area. Drawing on knowledge from years as a wilderness guide working…

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The Ten Essentials

March 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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The Ten Essentials date back to the 1930s, when the Seattle-based organization The Mountaineers assembled the first list to help people be prepared for emergency situations in the outdoors. Though they've been revised over time, the lit remains dedicated to answering two basic questions: Can you respond positively to an accident or emergency? Can you safely spend a night (or more) outside? Julie S. will run through the current list, Ten Essentials: A Systems Approach, and expand on what you…

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September 2018

Asheville Outdoor Show 2018

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Stay tuned for BIG changes to this one-of-a-kind community driven event celebrating all things outdoors! There will still be plenty of local gear makers and national innovators showcasing the latest trends in outdoor recreation, but you'll find far more diverse offerings of interactive demos, educational workshops, and informative speakers. Check out pictures from last year! RSVP ON FACEBOOK Kids are welcome at this free public event. There's even an awesome Family Adventure Zone!

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