Entries by Frugal Backpacker

The Ultimate Frugal Gift Guide

Kiss gifting stress goodbye! Our team of experts has put together a list of gifts that are sure to wow with options for every budget. Gifts $20 and Under Small budget? No worries! These gifts are sure to make your buds feel special. They also make awesome stocking stuffers. UST Flexware Bowl – $4.99 – […]

Favorite Hikes: Table Rock

Difficulty – Strenuous Distance – 6.6 miles out-and-back Directions to Trailhead – Take SC-183, Hester Store Rd and SC-135 N to New Hope Rd in Pickens County 34 min (21.3 mi). Turn left onto New Hope Rd 4 min (2.4 mi). Turn left onto SC-11 S 2 min (2.1 mi). Turn left on W Gate Rd to Table Rock State Park Rd. […]

Waterproof or Not? Choosing the Right Hiking Boot.

What’s better – waterproof or non-waterproof boots? That’s one of the most common questions our footwear experts get. And the answer is, well, it depends. Here’s a few factors to keep in mind. What is Waterproof Really? Hiking boots are often constructed of waterproof materials, such as leather finished with DWR (durable water repellant). But […]

Fall Festival Essentials

Whether your festival of choice is art, music, food, or a little of everything, it’s hard to beat crisp fall weather and a day of enjoying the outdoors with like minded people. But the right gear can make your festy experience event better. From solar powered string lights to a backpack with a cooler pocket, Frugal […]

Frugal Finds for Fall Camping

Crisp fall mornings have us in the mood for s’mores and sleeping outdoors. Conveniently, our new arrivals are chock full of frugal finds that are perfect for fall camping. Below are 7 of our favorite picks, from tents to footwear, that will make your next weekend in the woods epic. Be sure to stop by […]

A Funky Print with a Rich History

If you like your camping gear to have plenty of personality, you’re going to love the new Ranger Doug Collection from Kelty. These tents, sleeping bags, and blankets feature boisterous purples, yellows, and oranges in a funky print reminiscent of urban camo. But this print has a rich history that may surprise you. The Story […]

The Made in America Hammock You’ve Never Heard Of

At Frugal Backpacker, we believe that quality gear should be available at accessible prices. We’re super excited to be partnering with Yukon Outfitters, a brand that shares this philosophy. Yukon Outfitters was born out of frustration at the price of quality gear. They craft gear to be “rugged, yet reasonable”; that is, high in quality, but […]

Kid’s Hiking Challenge

One of our core values is teaching and inspiring the next generation of outdoor stewards. So we’re always looking for ways to get more young explorers out on our trails. One of the ways we’re doing this is with our Kid’s Hiking Challenge – a fun program designed to reward kids for spending time outside. […]

Favorite Hikes: Bear Cove Trail

Devils Fork State State Park is best known for the beautiful Lake Jocassee. But even if you don’t have a boat, there’s still plenty to do. Bear Cove Trail takes you out to the point of a cove on the lake. It’s a great place for a mid-hike swim or a sunset! Length: 2.0 miles […]

Favorite Hikes: Raven Cliff Falls

As a native son of the Upstate, Frugal staffer, Isaac knows a thing or two about local trails. One of his favorite hiking destinations is Raven Cliff Falls. If you’re looking for an easy hike with picturesque views, Raven Cliff Overlook Trail is a great choice. The terminus of this gentle 3.8 mile out-and-back is […]