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The History of Northwest Arkansas’s Greenways

The History of Northwest Arkansas’s Greenways

The Razorback Regional Greenway is something to be proud of. A 36 mile multi-use trail reaching from the Walker Park Trailhead in Fayetteville to the Veterans Wall of Honor in Bella Vista, the Razorback Regional Greenway shows tourists some of the best of Arkansas, while providing enjoyable adventure and practical transportation for local folks. In the beginning The plan started with three historic routes: the Butterfield Stage Coach route, Civil more »

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Can You Wear Cotton While Hiking?

Can You Wear Cotton While Hiking?

You’ve probably heard people bashing cotton clothing for outdoor recreation. People say that you’re not supposed to wear cotton while  hiking, or in cold weather. Wearing cotton while hiking, backpacking, or camping is more than a faux pas, it’s a threat to your safety, right? If you step foot on a trail, you need technical clothing and outdoor apparel. Well, sometimes cotton clothing is fine. You don’t always need outdoor more »

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Basic Camping Equipment for First Time Campers

Basic Camping Equipment for First Time Campers

You’re not exactly Grizzly Adams. It’s not that you don’t enjoy being outdoors, but you just haven’t spent much time camping, hiking, or backpacking. You admire those seasoned outdoors men and women who look at home at a campground or on the trail. They’ve thought of everything, have all of the outdoor gear and outdoor equipment they need, and appear to be as comfortable in nature as in their own more »

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Setting up at Campgrounds

Setting up at Campgrounds

You’ve chosen your campgrounds, packed up your gear, gathered up friends and family, and made the journey. Now what? Work now, play later You basically have two choices when it comes to settling in at campgrounds. You can stop the car, jump out, and have fun. Later, after hiking or boating all day, you’ll straggle into camp and set up tents as evening falls. In a hurry to finish this more »

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Conditioning Tips for Long Distance Hiking Trips

Conditioning Tips for Long Distance Hiking Trips

Whether you have dreams of completing the Pacific Crest Trail, doing a thru-hike of the Ozark Highlands Trail, or just knocking out 20 miles on some lesser known trail, you need to be in good physical condition for long distance hiking and backpacking. There are a number of things that you can do to prepare yourself for the demands of high mileage hiking. Here are a few conditioning tips for more »

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How Long Will a Tent Last?

How Long Will a Tent Last?

The lifetime of a product is an important factor to consider when investing in camping equipment. When given the choice between two camping tents with similar features at a comparable price you would choose the one that lasts longer, right? You might even be willing to pay more for a tent with fewer features if it has a loner lifetime. So how long should a tent last? How long should more »

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Nature Quotes

Nature Quotes

Save these nature quotes so that when you stop during a hike and take a rest on rock or under a tree, you can feast on beautiful words about nature as well as the beauty of nature itself.   There is new life in the soil for every man. There is healing in the trees for tired minds and for our overburdened spirits, there is strength in the hills, if more »

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3 Essential Tips for Hanging Hammocks

3 Essential Tips for Hanging Hammocks

There’s nothing quite as peaceful and relaxing as floating in the breeze from the comfort of a hammock. With a travel hammock from ENO, Grand Trunk, or local hammock makers Geaux Hammock, you can take that comfort anywhere you please. While these hammocks are simple to set up, there are a few things that you can do to make hanging hammocks easier and more efficient. Ditch the hanging kit Bring more »

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Looking for Military Surplus?

Looking for Military Surplus?

Are you looking for a place to buy military surplus in Northwest Arkansas? Or maybe you have some old military gear that’s been sitting in a footlocker, collecting dust in your attic. Uncle Sam’s Safari Outfitters has the largest selection military surplus, memorabilia, and tactical gear in NWA, and we’ll even buy your old military bags, clothing, and equipment. We have a regularly stocked inventory of military clothing, BDUs, combat more »

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Arkansas Camping Blogs

Arkansas Camping Blogs

Looking for camping inspiration? We have all the goods to put you in the woods, and the authoritative info about those goods — but there’s plenty more to read. At Uncle Sam’s, we have excellent guidebooks and maps, but why not check out some camping blogs as well? Camping bloggers often have practical suggestions for camping with kids, dogs, and other special campers. They tend to post things like recipes more »

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