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How to Upgrade Your Winter Sleep System

How to Upgrade Your Winter Sleep System

Having the right sleep system is key if you want to stay warm while camping. An inadequate sleep setup will chill you to the bone and leave you delirious with fatigue the next morning. Stay warm in your tent during cold weather with these tips to upgrade your winter sleep system. Get in a liner The first thing that you should do to upgrade your sleep system is invest in more »

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Free NPS Entrance for MLK Jr. Day

Free NPS Entrance for MLK Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is one of four days in 2018 that you can enter National Park Service sites for free. Several NPS sites are free year-round for public enjoyment – including Hot Springs National Park and the Buffalo National River – but many national parks and other NPS sites usually charge entry fees. Free entrance days mean that you can go to any NPS site that normally charges more »

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Hone Your Outdoor Skills

Hone Your Outdoor Skills

As an outdoor gear store we definitely promote being well-equipped for your time out in nature. We’re firm believers in having the right tool for the job. That’s why we’re here, after all. We want to make sure that you have all of the gear and equipment you need to stay safe, prepared, and comfortable outdoors. Outdoor gear can make or break your time out in nature. Gear can mean more »

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Understanding Softshells

Understanding Softshells

If you’ve ever spent any time browsing or researching outdoor jackets for camping, hiking, or backpacking, you’ve probably come across the term “softshell”. Softshell jackets and pants are ideal for outdoor activities, but what exactly is a softshell, and why would you want a softshell? What is a softshell jacket? Softshell jackets – or soft shell jackets – blend the protection and durability of a traditional hardshell rain jacket with more »

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5 Easy Ways to Be a Better Backpacker

5 Easy Ways to Be a Better Backpacker

Being good at backpacking isn’t a matter of pace. It’s not about how many trails you’ve done. Backpacking is about self-reliance and enjoying your experiences out in nature. Whether you’ve just started backpacking or you’ve been at it for years there’s always room for improvement. Here are five things that you can do to be a better backpacker. Push yourself One easy way to be a better backpacker is simply more »

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Enjoy the Off-season

Enjoy the Off-season

There’s a reason it’s called the off-season. The traffic and crowds you associate with popular campgrounds and hiking trails during the summer tend to thin out during the late fall and winter seasons. Even the mild winters in Northwest Arkansas can scare off fair-weather nature lovers. Don’t let cooler temperatures keep you from enjoying nature. The off-season is the perfect time to enjoy camping, hiking, and backpacking. No fees There more »

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Hiking Goals

Hiking Goals

It’s a new year! Time to change the calendars and reflect on the past twelve months of your life. Whether this past year was one for the books or it’s one you hope to forget as quickly as possible, you can almost certainly improve in some areas over the next twelve months. Take your hiking to the next level this year, and set some hiking goals for yourself! Build a more »

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Happy New Year from Uncle Sam’s!

Happy New Year from Uncle Sam’s!

Happy New Year from all of us here at Uncle Sam’s Safari Outfitters! Take today to find yourself some Hoppin’ John, recover from New Year’s Eve, reflect on this past year, and look forward to the next one. Be sure to think about goals and resolutions that can apply to your outdoor adventures this year while you’re making plans for other areas of your life. Maybe this will be the more »

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When In Doubt

When In Doubt

We’ve all been there before. You’re getting your camping equipment and outdoor gear ready for a weekend in the woods. Maybe you’re car camping, or maybe you’re hitting the trail for an overnight backpacking trip. As you write out your camping pack list, or you start collecting your gear, you’re faced with some uncertainty. Do I take my lightweight 30 degree sleeping bag, or do I take my heavier 15 more »

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11 Useful, Universal Tent Tips

11 Useful, Universal Tent Tips

Camping tent set up often varies by brand and model. Sometimes the differences between two tents are slight, but sometimes they’re significant enough to give you fits when pitching an unfamiliar tent. That being said, there are a number of general tent tips that apply to most tents. From pitching your tent to storing your tent for your next adventure, here are some useful camping tent tips. Setting up your more »

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