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Knives Made in the USA

Knives Made in the USA

Here at Uncle Sam’s, we have one of the best knife selections in Northwest Arkansas. We carry everything from affordable everyday carry knives to full-tang workhorse camp knives to high-end automatic folding knives, and everything in between. While we pride ourselves on the variety of knives that we have to offer, we also take pride in our selection of American made knives. There are plenty of reasons to buy knives more »

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When Camping Goes Wrong

When Camping Goes Wrong

It’s rare for something to come out of left field and ruin your camping trip. Usually, if you are prepared, aware, and somewhat responsible, you will have an enjoyable camping experience. Sure, there’s always the chance of some unforeseeable freak occurrence could happen. Maybe a tiger escaped from the zoo in the middle the night, and it interrupts your campout. There’s nothing you can do about that. But more often more »

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Fall Hiking Tips

Fall Hiking Tips

Fall is one of the best seasons for hiking, and the Ozarks are one of the best places to see fall foliage. That’s not just in Arkansas, but the entire country. Hordes of hikers have waited patiently for summer to come to a close, and now that fall is officially here, they’re champing at the bit to hit the trail. Here are some fall hiking tips to consider before you more »

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What Do You Look For In Outdoor Gear?

What Do You Look For In Outdoor Gear?

According to the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), Americans spend $646 billion in outdoor recreation each year. While much of this is travel, lodging, entry fees, and other accommodations, outdoor gear makes up a big chunk of that number. The OIA estimates Americans spend $120.7 billion on outdoor recreation products. In other words, there’s a huge market for outdoor gear. Of course, a big market leads to a lot of options, more »

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National Public Lands Day

National Public Lands Day

2016 is the National Park Service’s centennial. To celebrate, the NPS scheduled 16 days of free entry to all national parks. The official centennial was last month, and America enjoyed an extended weekend of free entry to our country’s parks. Tomorrow is National Public Lands Day, and we get yet another chance to explore one of our national parks free of charge! What is National Public Lands Day? We celebrate more »

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Ammo Cans Are Great for Camping

Ammo Cans Are Great for Camping

We carry outdoor gear for things like camping, hiking, backpacking, and climbing, but we also have a great selection of military surplus. While these two things might initially seem unrelated, there’s a lot of overlap when it comes to surplus and outdoor gear. The tactical crowd can appreciate a light and portable sleeping bag designed for backpacking in the same way that car campers can appreciate a used ammo can. more »

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10 Ways to Improve Your Camping Experience

10 Ways to Improve Your Camping Experience

Camping is fun and simple, but it doesn’t take much to have a bad time. Make sure that your next camping trip is a good one. Here are 10 tips to improve your camping experience. Check the forecast. This is a really simple way to make sure that you camping trip is a success. Will it be hot? Will it be cold? IS it going to rain? Is it going more »

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End of Summer Sale

End of Summer Sale

You can finally start to taste fall in the air. Sure, it still gets hot during the day, but summer is on the decline, and autumn will be here before you know it. Fall is the perfect season for camping, hiking, climbing, or pretty much anything else you would want to do outside. Of course, you need different outdoor gear in the summer than in the fall or winter. That’s more »

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Going Camping Without a Tent

Going Camping Without a Tent

Tents are one of the most fundamental pieces of outdoor gear. It’s hard to even think about camping without picturing a tent. And when it comes to car camping with a large group of people, a tent is the best possible shelter option. Of course, there are other types of camping. You’re not always going to roll up to a cushy campsite, dump a mountain of camping equipment, and proceed more »

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Tips for Solo Hikers

Tips for Solo Hikers

Hiking is a great way to enjoy nature, see some beautiful sites, and stay healthy. While many enjoy company on the trail, some prefer solitude for quiet reflection. Of course, hiking alone brings more risk than hiking with a group or a partner. Whether you’re day hiking alone, or a doing a solo thru-hike of the AT, you need to be prepared. Here are some tips for aspiring solo hikers. more »

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