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June 2017
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Kelty Trunk Show

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Kelty was one of the first companies to produce an external-frame backpack designed specifically for civilian use, inventing the aluminum-framed backpack in the process. We salute this trailblazer and take a look at their latest tents, packs, trekking poles, and more. Be prepared to get truly hands-on as you crawl inside, touch, and explore the summer line. We'll also have plenty of discounts and giveaways throughout the day. RSVP on Facebook Kids and well-behaved pets with owner on leash are…

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En plein air

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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En plein air, or plein air painting, is a phrase borrowed from the French equivalent meaning "open (in full) air." It is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors in which a painter reproduces the actual visual conditions seen at the time of the painting. This method contrasts with studio painting or academic rules that might create a predetermined look. Artist Jack Lantz will show how to prepare for a plein air painting excursion while he creates a…

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Tying Knots

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Knot tying is an essential skill for the outdoors. Outdoors expert Sam Roach will lead a hand-on clinic in which you'll learn basic useful knots for camping, outdoor sports, and everyday use. RSVP on Facebook Well-behaved pets and kids with owner on leash are welcome at this free event.  

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