The Frugal Guide to Getting Started Stargazing

Western North Carolina is renowned as a haven of outdoor…
April 10, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

WNC Trail Triple Crown Challenge

We’ve partnered with our friends at Asheville Trails and…
March 30, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

Favorite Hikes: John Rock

The unseasonably warm weather we’ve been experiencing…
March 1, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

Winter Hiking in the North Carolina Mountains

It may be a little hard to imagine layering up for a winter hike…
February 25, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

Favorite Hikes: Mount Pisgah

We're all too familiar with the winter challenge of trying to…
January 24, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

Thanks for Donating Over 200 Coats

Thanks for helping us collect over 200 coats for Eblen Charities.…
January 6, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

Crew Essentials: Top Outdoor Gifts for Campers

Camden’s a crew member here at Frugal Backpacker. He…
December 12, 2016/by Frugal Backpacker

30% Off Kelty Tents

For a limited time, score the Kelty Gunnison 1.3, 2.3, 3.3, or…
December 12, 2016/by Frugal Backpacker

A $10 Bonus with Gift Card Purchases This Year

We want you to have a great time during the holiday season and…
November 22, 2016/by Frugal Backpacker

$10 Gear Card For Donating Supplies For Firefighters

The past few weeks have been devastating for our local forests with…
November 16, 2016/by Frugal Backpacker

Get 20% Off During Eblen Charities Coat Drive

Last year, you helped us get over 400 coats to those in our community…
November 9, 2016/by Frugal Backpacker

Backpacker Bucks Return November 1-23

We're bringing Backpacker Bucks back from November 1-23 as a…
October 31, 2016/by Frugal Backpacker

Backcountry Cookery

One thing we’ve found to be almost invariably true is that…
August 23, 2016/by Frugal Backpacker
Jackets and Hats

What Are Samples, Anyway?

Short Answer: Samples are current season items from top brands…
August 17, 2016/by Frugal Backpacker

Favorite Hikes: Craggy Gardens

If you want the reward of a beautiful view without an arduous…
August 8, 2016/by Frugal Backpacker

Outdoor Safety Basics

We truly live in an outdoor paradise. WNC offers hundreds of…
August 8, 2016/by Frugal Backpacker
Windpouch

It’s a couch, it’s a hammock, it’s crazy relaxing, it’s Windpouch

No item has dominated the outdoor lifestyle industry like the…
July 13, 2016/by Frugal Backpacker

Win Tickets to Teatro del Gusto at the Orange Peel, July 24th

{{ ENTER HERE }}The Orange Peel and the creators of ABSfest…
June 25, 2016/by Frugal Backpacker

Frugal Finds for Fathers Under $30

We've entered the final countdown to Fathers Day 2016. Here's…
June 17, 2016/by Frugal Backpacker

Backpacking Basics: How to Fit a Pack

Western North Carolina is an outdoorsman’s paradise. Gorgeous…
June 14, 2016/by Frugal Backpacker

Win Tickets to the Kruger Brothers in Asheville

Orange Peel Events welcomes the Kruger Brothers to the Sanctuary…
June 8, 2016/by Frugal Backpacker

NPO 100 Great Smoky Mtns

We're celebrating National Parks Week from April 16-24. The National…
May 11, 2016/by Frugal Backpacker

Music Monday Josh Ritter

You don't want to miss the excellent folk pop show coming to…
May 11, 2016/by Frugal Backpacker

NPO 100 Blue Ridge Pkwy

On August 25, the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates an important…
May 10, 2016/by Frugal Backpacker