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Winter Camping

Winter camping is not the for the faint of heart, especially when overnight temperatures dip far below freezing. But waking up to a crisp silent snowy morning in the woods certainly has its rewards. The right gear can make winter camping less about being cold and more about enjoying nature’s wintry beauty. Here’s a list of must have items you should have before heading out for a night of winter more »

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Urban Trail Adventures

Urban Trail Adventures

Can you count a walk on an urban trail as an outdoor adventure? Can you even count it as a hike? Some people wouldn’t call a walk on pavement a hike, even if it’s a five mail walk, while others figure any good long tramp can be a hike if there’s good scenery and fresh air involved. Whether you count it as a hike or just a walk, there are more »

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Season’s Greetings!

Season’s Greetings!

Merry Christmas from all of us here at Uncle Sam’s!

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Labor Day Fun in Arkansas

Labor Day Fun in Arkansas

We’re through with the rain and expecting a beautiful weekend here in the Natural State. Check out some of these fun outdoor ideas: Davidsonville Historic State Park in Pocahontas is sending out a general invitation for cookouts and camping, as well as nature programs like “owl prowls” before the park ends all the summer activities. Mt. Nebo Park is having an ice cream social and hikes to finish up the more »

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Recharging Portable Electronic Devices

Recharging Portable Electronic Devices

We love the woods, we love the outdoors, we love the peace of nature — and we love our iPhones, iPods, and even the laptop or tablet that lets us get an extra day away from the office — if we can keep up with our documents while we’re in the woods. Perhaps the only feature all of these devices have in common is an insatiable need for power. Well, more »

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Glamping

Glamping

If you like the idea of camping, but don’t want to have to deal with all the discomforts, then glamping might be for you. Glamping, a combination of “glamor” and “camping,” is the trendy idea of camping in a tent or other — possibly permanent — structure with comfortable furnishings. It may be a $5 a night hammock lodging on the beach in Greece, or a $500 a night Edwardian-style more »

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