Layering Clothes in Fall

Fall Layering

With chilly mornings, hot afternoons, and cool evenings, dressing for a full day in the mountain is no simple task. Our apparel experts share top strategies to dress for work, play, and an full-day outdoor session during fall in the North Carolina…

Hammock Camping 101

Western North Carolina has been ahead of the curve when it comes to hammocks, most likely thanks to ENO’s headquarters being located in Asheville. You’ve probably got friends who leave their hammock up year round on their porch or backyard.…

New at DBO: Water (and Town) Ready Footwear from Astral

From fantastic paddling to river parks, Asheville has plenty of opportunities to hit the water, and the unseasonably warm forecast this week has us dying to get our toes wet. It doesn’t hurt that we’ve just received a shipment of water ready…

Traveling Bug Free

With the start of travel season comes one unfortunate side effect: bug season. While we're fortunate to live in an area where mosquito bites are typically just an annoyance, ticks are a fairly common problem and the rising prevalence of bug…

Festival Essentials

Ahhh festival season, the magical time when your weekends are spent camping, discovering new bands, and enjoying cold brews. Our team is stoked to be kicking off festival season this weekend at LEAF (our sister store, Frugal Backpacker, will…

Preparing to Hike the Appalachian Trail

Ask any Appalachian Trail thru hiker and you'll hear that it's the adventure of a lifetime. The majority of the trail is in forest or wild lands, although some portions traverse towns, roads, and farms.The Appalachian National Scenic Trail…