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January 2018

Women’s Backpacking Basics

January 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Is your New Year's resolution to enjoy the outdoors more? Start 2018 off on the right foot! From pack fit to shoes and hiking clothes made specifically for women, it's never been a better time to hit the trail with a group of girlfriends. Learn what to bring and (more importantly) what not to bring when setting out on a day, weekend, or thru hike. This clinic will include ideas on how to lighten your pack, maintaining gear on the trail,…

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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
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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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April 2018

Wisdom Healing Qigong

April 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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"I love qigong classes where a 25 year-old star athlete practices right alongside a 75 year-old Qigong practitioner, both realizing that it is much more about the mind’s capacity to flow healing energy than what your age or current physical or emotional issues might be." This quote sums up Debra Moore's philosophy. Join her for a Wisdom Healing Qigong class. All are welcome, from experienced practitioners to beginners. The practice is a powerful way to increase endurance, reduce stress, feel…

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10% for Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity

April 24 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Each month, we donate 10% of a day’s sales to support a local nonprofit’s work. Shop on Tuesday, April 24, to support Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity Founded in 1983 as first Habitat affiliate in North Carolina, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity (AAHH) has built 310 new houses and repaired more than 200 homes, providing 1,350 adults and children with safe, decent housing. AAHH is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating…

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