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Why Do I Need a Sleeping Bag Liner?

Why Do I Need a Sleeping Bag Liner?

You’ve slept in a sleeping bag your entire life, and you’ve never even heard of a sleeping bag liner. How important could it be? While sleeping bag liners aren’t absolutely necessary, they are an incredibly important and useful item to have in your backpack or camping crate. Here’s what makes sleeping bag liners so great. Liners add insulation Sleeping bag liners can increase the temperature rating of your sleeping bag more »

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How to Choose a Hiking Trail If You Haven’t Hiked Before

How to Choose a Hiking Trail If You Haven’t Hiked Before

While hiking is a simple hobby, knowing how to hike well is something that comes through experience. The more you hike, the better you understand your capabilities, and what a trail will be like. After a few hiking trips you learn to gauge how manageable a trail is for you based on things such as the distance and difficulty of a trail that. You can look at the mileage and more »

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10 Tips to Lose Pack Weight

10 Tips to Lose Pack Weight

With a new year on the horizon, many people have New Year’s resolutions on the brain. Losing weight is typically one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. In 2015, losing weight was the number one resolution.  Some people, however, are more concerned with losing pack weight than losing body weight. For those who only want to lose weight in the backpack, here are 10 tips to help you lose more »

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New Year’s Resolutions for the Outdoor Enthusiast

New Year’s Resolutions for the Outdoor Enthusiast

We’re getting down to the final granules of 2016. With the new year less than a week away, many of us are reflecting on the past 12 months. It’s time to think about all that we learned from those great adventures, good times, frightening mishaps, and hairy situations, and apply our newfound knowledge to how we will handle the upcoming year. Here are 10 New Year’s resolutions for outdoor enthusiasts! more »

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Last-Minute Gifts For Nature Lovers

Last-Minute Gifts For Nature Lovers

With just a couple of days left until Christmas, you’re running out of time to find the perfect gift. To add to that stress, you have no idea what to get for your nature-loving nephew or your outdoorsy sister-in-law. What do you give to someone who likes to go outside, anyway? A pine-scented candle or a fanny pack, maybe? Don’t sweat it. Here are some last-minute gifts for outdoorsy people more »

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Osprey Packs Are In!

Osprey Packs Are In!

We love hiking and backpacking here at Uncle Sam’s Safari Outfitters, and we also love hiking and backpacking gear! Of course, we realize that it might seem a little silly to get excited about gear. Still, we aren’t ashamed to say that we’re thrilled about the big brown boxes full of packs that recently arrived at our store! We’ve just re-upped on our supply of Osprey packs! Here are highlights more »

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Gift Ideas for People Who Camp

Gift Ideas for People Who Camp

There’s less than a week left until Christmas Day! If you’ve already finished decorating and putting together your gifts, you can relax and enjoy the next few days leading up to the holiday. If you procrastinated and need to finish finding gifts for folks, we’re here to help. We’ve put together a camping gift guide to take the guess work out of shopping for your outdoorsy friends and family. Here more »

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Why It’s (Sometimes) Better to Have Too Much Than Too Little

Why It’s (Sometimes) Better to Have Too Much Than Too Little

It’s ironic that “minimalism” can be such a complex term. There are minimalist movements within visual art, literature, and music. Then there’s a minimalist lifestyle, and, of course, a minimalist philosophy among hikers, backpacks, and outdoor enthusiasts. You can get different definitions of minimalism, even within a specific field, depending on the person that you ask. Some say that minimalism is the idea that you should eliminate the unnecessary. Others more »

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10 Gifts For Hikers

10 Gifts For Hikers

Hiking is a simple hobby, so it follows that shopping for hikers is a simple task. Choosing gifts for hikers is simple if you know what you need to go for a hike. If you’ve never hiked a day in your life, however, shopping for hikers can feel like a shot in the dark. Here are some specific gift ideas for you to kick around when shopping for a hiker. more »

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Is Cheap Outdoor Gear Really Worth It?

Is Cheap Outdoor Gear Really Worth It?

Some people make their buying decisions by choosing the lowest price tag. Cost is definitely a deciding factor, but you shouldn’t necessarily make your choice based on cost alone. Sometimes cheap outdoor gear won’t meet your needs, and it’s not always the most economical option. That doesn’t mean you need to buy the most expensive equipment out there, however. Here are a few things you should consider before buying outdoor more »

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