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February 2017
Free

Winter Camping

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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A February or March camping trip is great for anyone who enjoys the beauty and peacefulness of winter (especially playing in the snow). There are no bugs or crowds and with a little preparation, you also might be surprised at how comfortable it can be. Join Camden Long to learn about the challenges of winter camping and how it differs from the warmer months. From pre-trip planning and winter gear essentials to backcountry safety and cold-weather cooking, you'll be prepared…

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Hiking with a Map + Compass

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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A map and compass isn't always top of mind when we're used to navigating with an app, but it's a skill every outdoor enthusiast should know. Sam Roach will teach the fundamentals in this class that's great for all skill levels. We'll have some giveaways and discounts for all who attend. This event is free and open to the public. Kids and well-behaved pets with owner on leash are welcome. The outdoors can be intimidating when you first start to…

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March 2017
Free

Spring Hiking

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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With the arrival of spring, the ground thaws, flowers begin to blossom, and nature is jumps back to life. With trails that weave through multiple waterfalls, provide ample bird-watching opportunities, and lead to epic vistas, there’s no better time to explore WNC's terrain than the temperate days of spring. We'll review essential items you should take with you while hiking in the Asheville area and share our favorite spring hikes in this class taught by Sam. RSVP on Facebook >…

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Camping à Go-Go

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Which is best for you: a hammock, a bivy, a backpacking tent or a car camping tent? There's more than just one way to camp these days, whether its a weekend trip or a weeks-long hike. Set up tents, climb inside a Windpouch, explore sleeping bags inside and out, and learn about the latest technology at this class taught by Cam. RSVP on Facebook > We'll have some giveaways + discounts for all who attend. This event is free and…

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April 2017
Free

Map + Compass Hiking Club: Graveyard Fields

April 8 @ 9:15 am - 5:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Grab your map and compass as we explore four miles of tumbling waterfalls, majestic vistas, and fields of wildflowers and berries. We'll meet at our store in Westgate Plaza and leave promptly at 9:30, returning between 2:00-3:00. You'll need to bring a compass and Western North Carolina Trail Guide South Pisgah/Bent Creek map (both available at Frugal Backpacker). RSVP on Facebook> This awesome event is free and open to the public. Kids + well-behaved pets with owner on leash are welcome,…

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Spring Intro to Women’s Hiking

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Spring is here and you need to get outdoors and explore, rejuvenate, and connect. Join other women to learn about proper footwear, clothing, and gear for the perfect spring trek. Many people stereotype that women hikers are vulnerable to getting lost, hurt, or assaulted in the wilderness. While part of the joy of hiking is never knowing what’s in store, outdoor expert Belinda Lantz will share many tips, skills, and advice that can make hiking safe and enjoyable for women just…

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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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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
Free

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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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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