Entries by Frugal Backpacker

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 […]

Our Fav Gifts for Dad

Finding the perfect gift for dad got you stumped? We asked our team to share what’s on their list for dad this year. Here’s 8 of our favorite gift ideas. Columbia Mesh Ball Cap – $25.00 This cap is perfect for offering a little extra sun protection during dad’s favorite outdoor activities. – Mike, Frugal […]

Partying for Wildlife Education

Have you heard about Bears Bees + Brews? This grassroots community project was founded when a local resident decided to do something about the heated issue of urban black bears in western North Carolina. This nonprofit project seeks to inspire people and raise awareness about wildlife conservation, in a fun and non-judgemental way.  We had the opportunity […]

3 Fantastic Spring Picnics

Sunny spring days have us in the mood for some outside time. And when we say “outside time” we’re not talking about a quick lunch break or a short hike, we mean a full on day of frolicking, relaxing, and picnicking in the great outdoors. Here are 3 of our picks for spring picnic adventures. […]

Crew Picks for Mom

Is there anything more elusive than a perfect Mother’s Day gift? Your mom is a pretty special lady, so you want something that celebrates her unique brand of awesomeness. But you also want a gift that’s practical enough that she’ll actually use it. Never fear, our team of gear experts has gotten pretty good at […]