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October 2018

Using a Map + Compass

October 13, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker Greenville, 1418 Laurens Road
Greenville, SC 29608 United States
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We believe the outdoors are for everyone, that's why we're including free educational clinics as part of our Grand Opening of Frugal Backpacker, Greenville. In the age of the GPS, map and compass navigation may seem outdated, but they're an important part of a safe and enjoyable outdoor experience. Learn this crucial skill from our outdoor experts. This hands on class is great for all skill levels. RSVP on Facebook

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Get to Know Your Gear

October 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker Asheville, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Do you know the difference between down and synthetic insulation? How about lightweight and ultra lightweight? Different outdoor experiences call for different gear. We'll cover which stove, tent size, and other essentials are needed to enjoy your time outside to the fullest. RSVP ON FACEBOOK > Kids and pets on leash are welcome.

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November 2018

Winter Camping

November 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker Asheville, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Just because cold weather is here, doesn't mean camping season is over. Winter camping offers plenty of solitude and natural beauty. Learn what gear to bring and where to go at this free clinic. Well behaved dogs on a leash and children are welcome. RSVP on Facebook

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Thru-Hiking Fundamentals

November 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker Greenville, 1418 Laurens Road
Greenville, SC 29608 United States
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Hosted by seasoned Appalachian Trail thru-hikers, Preston and Marie, this clinic focuses on the do’s and dont’s of gear for an Appalachian Trail thru-hike and other long distance endeavors. They'll will share lessons learned on what to bring and more importantly what not to bring when setting out on a journey longer than just the usual weekend hike. This clinic will include ideas on how to lighten your pack, maintaining gear on the trail, and making your own ultra-light gear…

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Packs – Everything You Need to Know

November 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Whether your adventure of choice is a day hike, a long distance trail, or exploring exotic destinations, bringing a pack that fits well and is appropriate for your journey makes all the difference. This clinic will break down everything you need to know about making sure your backpack is ready for your next adventure - from finding the perfect fit to packing it just right. Inspired to update your gear? All attendees will score a coupon for $10 off their…

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December 2018

Gift Giving for Outdoor Enthusiasts

December 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker Asheville, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Now that the holiday season is here, many of you are trying to find the perfect gift for the outdoor lover in your life, and an Amazon gift card just won't cut it. It takes some simple planning to hand the perfect local gift to your favorite outdoorsy people. From classic options to the latest trends, we'll take a look at the best options for campers, hikers, and paddlers. Kids and well-behaved pets are welcome! RSVP on Facebook

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Kid’s Water Bottle Decorating Party

December 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker Asheville, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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As Christmas inches closer, kids are hyped up on winter break, and well, "over" the whole holiday shopping thing. Let them channel that energy into a creative project while you pick up some last minute gifts. We'll provide all of the supplies except for the water bottle. Bring your own or purchase one of ours, starting around $5. RSVP on Facebook

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January 2019

Outdoor Photography Essentials

January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker Greenville, 1418 Laurens Road
Greenville, SC 29608 United States
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Come join us as we cover the best practices for capturing great images on your next outdoor adventure. Whether you’re using your cell phone or a DSLR camera, we’ll walk through the steps it take to create beautiful photos of people and landscapes. Topics covered will include choosing the right photography gear, improving image composition/quality, and working with natural light sources for the perfect shot. Participants with gear specific questions are welcome to bring in equipment for advice from our…

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Intro to Women’s Backpacking

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Is your New Year’s resolution to enjoy the outdoors more? Start 2019 off on the right foot! From pack fit to shoes and hiking clothes made specifically for women, it’s never been a better time to hit the trail. 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 information on favorite…

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February 2019

Greenville Gear Swap

February 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Give your gear new life and score some cash in the process. Saturday, March 30th Frugal Backpacker Greenville will be hosting our yearly gear swap. Got some gear to sell? Register for a space. Looking to score some swag on the cheap? The event is free to shop. Plus, we'll be selling our staff's extra gear (trust us, we've got some good stuff) and will have plenty of deep discounts on new goods. Stay tuned for updates on closeouts, classes,…

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