Crew Picks: Basecamp Must Haves

Crew Member: Jess Adams

Advice for getting outdoors: Always…
December 12, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

Seasonal Hours, Special Events, + Kids’ Party Area

'Tis the season for friends, fun, and feeling overwhelmed! Between…
November 27, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

Lake Julian Festival of Lights

Time spent with family creating lasting memories is what the…
November 27, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

Share the Frugie Love

We think our frugal-loving friends are pretty awesome! We're…
November 15, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker
Photo: Romantic Asheville

Favorite Hikes: Looking Glass Rock

There's no rock structure in the Pisgah Ranger District…
November 2, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

Bundle Up for Good Coat Drive 2017

Last year, you helped us get over 200 coats to those in our community…
November 1, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

Free $10 Gear Card When You Purchases $50

Buying gift cards for friends and family members? Give a personal,…
October 31, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

Favorite Hikes: Joyce Kilmer Memorial Loop

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest is a truly special place.…
September 27, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

Win Weekend Passes to Fall 2017 LEAF Festival

LEAF Festival has become a seasonal rite of passage for music…
September 26, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker
Photo Courtesy of Romantic Asheville

Favorite Hikes: Crabtree Falls

There are few things as awe-inspiring as watching water…
September 4, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

Support Houston on Wednesday

August 31, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

Win a Pair of Merrell All Out Blaze 2 Trail Shoes

We hear people like free stuff so we’re giving away more of…
August 31, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

Labor Day = Spend Less. Play More.

Labor Day is right around the corner. While it might signal the…
August 31, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

Donate Your Eclipse Glasses

As Monday's total solar eclipse passed through Western North…
August 22, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

Your Total Solar Eclipse Checklist

Your opportunity to experience a rare total solar eclipse in…
August 2, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

Win a Pair of KEEN Shoes, Sandals, or Boots

We hear people like free stuff so we’re giving away more of…
July 31, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

3 Tips for Traveling Frugally

Travel, especially international travel, is a perennial wish…
July 13, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

Win an Osprey Pack

We hear people like free stuff so we’re giving away more of…
July 1, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

Favorite Hikes: Skinny Dip Falls

If you’re looking for a fun family afternoon in the great outdoors,…
June 19, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

4 Tips for Raising Kids Who Love the Outdoors

The struggle is real. With the prevalence of digital entertainment,…
May 31, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

Win Passes to The Gorge in Saluda, NC

We hear people like free stuff so we’re giving away more…
May 30, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

Favorite Hikes: Pink Beds

If a relatively easy hike that still offers some distance…
May 24, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

Nearly 50% Off Kelty Tents

FLASH SALE: Save big on the Kelty Gunnison family of tents on…
May 3, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

Win a Kelty Pack + Hiking Poles

We hear people like free stuff so we’re giving away more of…
April 28, 2017/by Frugal Backpacker

3 Tips for the Stargazing Beginner

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

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

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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