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August 2017

Women’s Backpacking Basics

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

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, and information on favorite area trails. Feel free to bring your pack for a "shakedown" by backpacking expert…

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College Student Day

August 29 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

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 + load up on footwear, accessories, + apparel from Patagonia, Kuhl, Mountain Hardwear, Astral, + more. Let us get you ready to explore your mountains + your city. RSVP on Facebook

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September 2017

Hiking with a Map + Compass

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

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. RSVP on Facebook 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 on leash are welcome.  

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Asheville Outdoor Show

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Dr
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

The Asheville Outdoor Show brings the finest outdoor brands and latest trends in recreation directly to our friends and neighbors who live in the outdoor playground of the mountains of North Carolina. We’ll showcase innovators known for quality, variety, and uniqueness. Enjoy music and outdoor games throughout the day — and pick up lots of discounts from your favorite brands for your outdoor lifestyle. (Check out the list here.) This kick-ass event is free, family-friendly, and open to the public! RSVP…

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Asheville Urban Odyssey presented by Frugal Backpacker

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Hi Wire Taproom, 197 Hilliard Ave,
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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$120

Teams of four will depart the starting point every 15 minutes starting at 12:00 PM and follow a series of clues to both obscure and well known Asheville locations. At each location, a team member must complete a specific task before receiving their next clue (each team member will need to complete two tasks). After a team completes its eighth task they will make their way back to the Mill Room for their final challenge. The completion of the final challenge…

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Tying Knots

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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. Join us for a hand-on clinic in which you'll learn basic useful knots for camping, outdoor sports, and everyday use. RSVP on Facebook for 6:00 RSVP on Facebook for 7:00 Well-behaved pets and kids with owner on leash are welcome at this FREE event.

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October 2017

Great Fall Hikes

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

Hiking while autumn leaves crunch beneath your feet is a seasonal rite of passage. Join our hiking experts for a rundown + refresher on where to go, what to bring, + the best time to experience fall colors throughout Western North Carolina. RSVP on Facebook Kids + pets are welcome at this FREE clinic. Thanks to Jeff Gunn for the great shot of Looking Glass Rock! (Courtesy of Diamond Brand Outdoors.)

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Boxer Butts + Other Mutts

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

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

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

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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