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April 2018

Backpacking Basics

April 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 >> Kids and well-behaved pets with owner on leash are welcome at this free event.

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Women Outdoors in the Mountains

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

Inquisitive women love to push the boundaries explore wherever the adventure takes them. If you're equally at home on the trail or on the town, join other women to share adventures, learn creative outdoor skills, and tap into your awesomeness at this free inaugural event featuring great deals on outdoor apparel and gear. Frugal Backpacker gets women. And we get them geared up, excited, and ready for the outdoors with expert advice, clothing, and top outdoor products for less. FREE…

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DIY Healthy Camp Meals

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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A weekend in the woods is a great opportunity to get moving, reconnect with the outdoors, and reset your mind. While time spent outdoors can be great for your health, quick and easy often gives way to healthy and tasty when it comes to food preparation. With a little planning, packing food to keep campers healthy and energized can be a breeze. RSVP on Facebook >> This FREE creative workshop is part of Women Outdoors in the Mountains, a day to…

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Expert Advice: Women’s Hiking Boots

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

The old saying goes, "If the shoe fits, then wear it." That wasn't always true when it came to women's hiking boots, but it's changed in the past few years. Top outdoor brands have spent plenty of time and research creating shoes that support the female frame, hug our different types of feet, and lead to better days on the trail. We'll run through what to look for in your perfect pairing and provide complimentary personal shoe fitting following the…

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Magic of the Perfect Pack Fit

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

Gone are the days when pack makers simply took a male backpack, made it smaller (and pink), and passed it off as a pack for female explorers. However, that doesn't mean just any pack made for women is the right pack for you. We'll celebrate all body shapes and style choices at this truly interactive clinic exploring options for day hikes to thru hikes and any distance between. Feel free to bring in your current pack for a complimentary "shakedown"…

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Creative Campsites

April 28 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

Nothing beats a weekend camping trip with your BFFs. Picking the right spot starts before you even head out of town. We'll cover the process from choosing your adventure, deciding what amenities you just can't go without, enjoying your time outdoors, and cleaning up using Leave No Trace principles. RSVP on Facebook >> This FREE creative workshop is part of Women Outdoors in the Mountains, a day to share adventures and tap into your awesomeness. Frugal Backpacker remains open to everyone…

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High Vibes, Low Maintenance

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

There are times in life to stress out over getting dressed like an important day at work or a first date. If you like to get outdoors, a few staples will get the job done and let you still express your personality. We'll run through some cool technology such as sun protection clothing and five way stretch while also discussing three-season pieces and styles that you can wear both on the trail and on the town. RSVP on Facebook >>…

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Hiking Clothing for Badass Women

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

Ready to blaze your own trail in the outdoors? See, touch, and try on the latest women's hiking clothing from top outdoor brands — and talk one-on-one with adventure apparel experts about your specific needs. RSVP on Facebook >> This FREE creative workshop is part of Women Outdoors in the Mountains, a day to share adventures and tap into your awesomeness. Frugal Backpacker remains open to everyone on April 28, but this particular program is hosted with female explorers as the primary…

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Incredible Asheville Adventures

April 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

The Land of the Sky. Paris of the South. Keep Asheville Weird. Asheville offers something for everyone. Though we used to show up on lists of best kept secrets, we're a secret no more. Adventure is where you make it whether it's the top of a mountain, an outdoor music festival, or just around the next corner in Downtown or West Asheville. We've rounded up some incredible adventures to explore with your favorite girlfriends. RSVP on Facebook >> This FREE…

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May 2018

ChiRunning + ChiWalking

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Free

Want to be a more efficient walker or runner? Want to tap into your chi? Add a mindful practice to your day? Training for a walking or running event? Drawing on principles of T'ai chi, ChiWalking and ChiRunning is a mindful way of moving. Your movement originates from your core creating a more energy efficient form and reduces your chance of injury. Join Michelle Spevak, certified instructor, for a free introductory presentation on the form including highlighting the posture technique.…

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