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April 2017

Getting Fit for the Outdoors

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

Get fit for having more fun! Fitness expert Nancy Craig will lead some simple exercises that can be done at home, on the trail, or even sitting at your desk! She'll also answer questions and talk about her hiking, boating, and outdoors experiences across the nation. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. RSVP on Facebook> This awesome event is free and open to the public. Kids and well-behaved pets with owner on leash are welcome, but this event…

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May 2017

Restaurant, Hotel, + Brewery Appreciation Day

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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EXTRA 20% OFF with your current work id or check stub 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. If you work in the service industry, stop in + load up on footwear, accessories, + apparel that will help you explore your mountains + your city. RSVP on Facebook

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Pack + Plan for a Day Hike

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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When you head out for a backpacking weekend, you take care of due diligence: check the weather, pack the tent and gear, and make sure you've got an emergency kit. A day hike is no different. Though you'll just be heading out for a short time, your day pack should be full of essentials and your hike requires some research. Join hiking guru Belinda Lantz for this fun and informative workshop. RSVP on Facebook This event is free and open to…

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Hiking with Your Dog

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

Join Brother Wolf Animal Rescue to learn the best trails to hike with your dog and dog hiking etiquete. They'll also share information about their no-kill mission, volunteer opportunities, and Outward Hounds Hiking Club. 10% of the day's sales will also benefit Brother Wolf Animal Rescue's work. RSVP on Facebook Kids and well-behaved pets with owner on leash are welcome at this free event.  

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June 2017

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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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue Adoption Day

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is a No Kill organization. In addition to offering free spay/neuter assistance and a pet food pantry to the community, BWAR runs a 10,000 square foot adoption center, provides behavioral counseling, runs a popular dog hiking club, and is expanding an animal sanctuary. BWAR volunteers and companion animals will be at the store on Saturday, June 3. Stop by to meet these adorable dogs and cats -- and find out how you can provide a loving…

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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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Free

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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Orangetheory Bootcamp

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

We believe the outdoors are for everyone. In fact, it's at the heart of our #SpendLess #PlayMore mission. There are recreational activities for all skill levels and abilities. Sometimes, though, you want to kick it up a notch or two! Join us as Orangetheory Fitness hosts a bootcamp-style workout guaranteed to get your heart rate in the orange zone! Bring a friend, bring the energy, and start burning to your goals. RSVP on Facebook This event is free and open…

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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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Free

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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July 2017

Trail Safety + First Aid

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

Learn how to hike smart and stay safe on the trail. Everyone who attends will be entered to win prizes! RSVP on Facebook This event is free and open to the public. Well-behaved kids and pets with owner on leash are welcome.

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