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October 2017

Boxer Butts + Other Mutts

October 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Boxers Butts & Other Mutts is bringing your new family member to Frugal Backpacker. All companions are spayed or neutered, have all shots up to date, and come microchipped. This is truly hand on and you'll have the opportunity to witness some great personalities in action! Boxer Butts & Other Mutts is committed to rescuing dogs that are in dire need of help. Their goal is to save as many furbabies as possible to place them with adopters who will…

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Basics of Backpacking

October 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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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, and making your own ultra-light gear to use in the backcountry. Feel free to bring your pack for a "shakedown" by our backpacking experts. RSVP on Facebook This event is free and open to the public. Kids and well-behaved pets with owner on…

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November 2017

Hiking with a Map + Compass

November 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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. There are two sessions: RSVP on Facebook for 6:00 RSVP on Facebook for 7:00 We'll have some giveaways + discounts for all who attend. This event is free and open to the public. Kids and well-behaved pets with owner…

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Shopping for Outdoor Enthusiasts

November 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Now that the holiday season is here, many of you are trying to find the perfect gift for the special outdoor enthusiasts in your life. These are the folks who would never be satisfied with an Amazon gift card or a package of cotton briefs. It takes some simple planning to hand the perfect local gift to your favorite outdoorsy people. From classic options to the latest trends, we'll take a look at the best options for campers, hikers, and…

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December 2017

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue Adoption Day

December 2, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

10% of sales from 6:00-8:00 will be donated to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Adoptable friends will be at the store until 8:00. 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. Stop…

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Camping Gadgets Explained

December 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Play with camping, hiking, and backpacking gadgets! There's never been a better time to be an outdoor technophile. From solar-powered electronics to compact water filters, leaders in the industry have made huge strides in bringing a little creature comfort on the trail. Our team of experts will run through some of the latest trends in outdoor gadgets and give you plenty of time to explore and ask questions. RSVP on Facebook Kids and well-behaved pets with owner on leash are…

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Kids’ Clif Bar Decorating

December 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

Yum! Feed your adventure this season with some help from our friends at Clif Bar & Company. We'll provide the first Clif Bar and all of the decorating supplies for free. Let the kids get creative while you knock some names off of your gift list. Clif is passionate about food. Food that feeds and inspires the adventure in all of us. Whether you’re going on a hike, hitting the slopes, or competing in a triathlon, Clif recipes are purposefully…

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Kids’ H2O Bottle Decorating Party

December 16, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

December 16 is a big day for kids. Winter break (and free time) is right around the corner. Let them channel that energy into a creative project while you pick up some last minute gifts. We'll provide all of the supplies except for the water bottle. Bring your own or purchase one of ours starting around $11. RSVP on Facebook Well-behaved pets with owner on leash are welcome in the store, but we ask that they stay out of the…

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Last Minute Gift Ideas + Savings

December 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Take 30% OFF all regular priced gear, clothing, footwear, accessories, and more from 6:00-9:00! It's December 21. Do you know where your gift list is? Even the most organized among us can lose track of time during the holiday madness of parties, school events, and the stress of finding the perfect gift for those most special. Join us for a look at unique gifts and last minute special buys for Christmas. RSVP on Facebook Kids and well-behaved pets with owner…

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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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