Uncle Sam’s has the goods to put you in the woods.

Uncle Sam’s Safari Outfitters in the Evelyn Hills shopping center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, has been supplying military surplus, camping gear, outdoor sporting equipment, and casual clothing to the people of Northwest Arkansas for thirty years. Locally owned and operated since 1982, Uncle Sam’s carries what you need for backpacking, biking, rock climbing, hiking, camping, caving, and all your outdoor adventures.

From the boots, shoes, and highly functional clothing to keep you comfortable on the trail and in the woods, to the specialized gear you need for campfire cooking, to hammocks, sleeping bags, and air mattresses that let you get a good night’s sleep outdoors, Uncle Sam’s has what you need. Guide books for hikers, crash pads for climbers, duffels and packs for travelers – we’ve got you covered.

Visit our store in Evelyn Hills for excellent selection, expert service, and great prices. Get to know us on Facebook and Twitter, too, and sign up for our newsletter so you’ll always know what’s new, what’s coming up, and what’s on sale.

We also feature military surplus:

  • durable, economical tools
  • tents, packs, jackets
  • MREs
  • Camouflage
  • ammo boxes
  • sharp European surplus bags
  • medals


We have the very best selection of military surplus gear in Northwest Arkansas.

Don’t see it listed?

We stock too many great brands and items to list them all, so don’t hesitate to call us at 479-521-7779 to ask for your favorite gear.


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Gideon : December 15, 2017 8:00 am : What's New
People are always looking for ways to reduce pack weight and hike lighter. The less your pack weighs, the more comfortable you will be on your hike. Here are backpacking tips to help you hike lighter. Get down Down insulated sleeping bags and jackets provide warmth without weighing you down. A cold night can be a sleepless night if you don’t have a warm enough sleeping bag. While synthetic insulation more »

Photo credit: Gideon Haden Chomphosy

What’s the Difference Between Backpacking and Hiking?

Gideon : December 13, 2017 8:00 am : What's New
Distinguishing between backpacking and hiking can be kind of tricky. Are the two terms synonymous, or do they describe two different things? The two terms aren’t entirely different, but they aren’t exactly the same thing, either. So what is it that separates backpacking and hiking? It’s not a matter of difficulty You can do a day hike that is more challenging or more difficult than a backpacking trip. Change in more »

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