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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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We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

We Wish You a Merry Christmas!

Uncle Sam’s Safari Outfitters will be closed today to celebrate Christmas with friends and family. We encourage everyone to de-stuff stockings, unwrap gifts, play Boggle, feast on goodies, hit the hiking trails, go for a bike ride, or otherwise enjoy your holiday! Swing your brand new axe, pitch your brand new tent, or break in your brand new crash pad. We look forward to seeing you when we reopen for more »

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Tips for the Trailhead

Tips for the Trailhead

You set your alarm to beat the sunrise, and you’ve synchronized your coffee pot’s automatic timer. The car is packed, the tank is full, and you’re amped for a full day of hiking, or maybe even a week-long backpacking excursion. You race to the trailhead and hop out of the car, raring to go. We know the thrill and the anticipation of a hike all too well. However, you should more »

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Does Boiling Water Make It Safe to Drink?

Does Boiling Water Make It Safe to Drink?

Whether you get stranded on a desert island, your home is hit by a natural disaster, or you just want to travel lighter while backpacking through the back country, you may need to know how to purify water. There are lots of ways to purify water, but they aren’t all equally effective. Boiling can make water safe to drink, but there are some things you should know about this water more »

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Gift Ideas for Campers

Gift Ideas for Campers

Choosing gifts for campers can be a challenge. It’s not that people who enjoy camping are hard to shop for, though. It’s just that more often than not someone who spends their weekends camping already has all of the outdoor gear and camping supplies you can think of. Here are a few gift ideas for people who go camping. Hopefully this list of gifts for campers will help you out more »

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Hike Lighter With These 5 Simple Tips

Hike Lighter With These 5 Simple Tips

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 »

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