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Not So Breaking News: Fayetteville is One of the Best Places to Live

Not So Breaking News: Fayetteville is One of the Best Places to Live

Earlier this month, U.S. News and World Report released a list of the top places to live in the United States. Our home town of Fayetteville, Arkansas was named as the third best place to live just after Denver, Colorado, and Austin, Texas. Being ranked in the top three U.S. cities created quite a buzz. It’s no surprise that Fayetteville is a wonderful and amazing town, but the fact that more »

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7 Tips for a New Paddler

7 Tips for a New Paddler

It’s floating season here in Arkansas which means that it’s time to grab your kayak or canoe and head to the river. The best time to float the upper Buffalo National River is typically from March into June, although the amount of rainfall we get has the ultimate say in when you can go floating. Of course, different rivers are floatable at different times. Some rivers can still be floated more »

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Things to Do Before You Take Your Dog Camping

Things to Do Before You Take Your Dog Camping

For many dog owners, a dog is more than just a pet. For some, their dog is a member of the family, and to think about going camping without Fido or Rocket, or whatever you call your furriest family member, is on par with leaving the kids at home. But camping with a dog – like camping with children – is much different than going camping on your own. There more »

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9 Steps to Proper Campsite Clean Up

9 Steps to Proper Campsite Clean Up

We love camping and if you’re one of our customers, you probably love camping too! Nothing beats getting out in nature for a night, a weekend, or maybe quite a bit longer. Whether you go camping for some relaxation outdoors or some quality time with friends, you have to remember that you’re not the only one who enjoys spending time outside. Camping etiquette goes beyond being mindful of your neighbors more »

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Hiking in The Rain

Hiking in The Rain

There are definitely fair-weather fans when it comes to spending time outdoors. These are the people who only step foot on the trail if it’s sunny, 60-70 degrees, and very likely that there will at least be 100 other people who are also looking to take advantage of the nice weather. However, there are plenty of outdoor enthusiasts with a little more resilience, who look forward to crumby weather just more »

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3 Secrets to Packing Your Backpack Efficiently

3 Secrets to Packing Your Backpack Efficiently

Trimming weight from your pack is a constant effort. Every ounce counts when you’re on the trail, and you want to get rid of as much unnecessary weight as possible. It can take you a few backpacking trips before you finally dial in the perfect way to pack your pack. Ultimately, it’s all about efficiency. Here are three tips to help you pack for your next backpacking trip. Eliminate Getting more »

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Should You Hike in Sandals?

Should You Hike in Sandals?

Some people really love their sandals. In fact, some people love sandals so much that they will wear them regardless of the weather. It can be pouring rain or dumping snow, in the summer heat and the winter cold, they reach for their sandals every time. We understand. Sandals are quick, easy, and comfortable. No one is here to dispute the comfort and convenience of a good pair of sandals. more »

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5 Things To Do After The Trip is Over

5 Things To Do After The Trip is Over

There’s a lot of work that has to be done before you go on a trip. You have to do your research, set out a plan, and make preparations. You also have to make sure that you have all the right gear, and that your gear is in good, working condition. But putting the time and effort into planning for a camping, climbing, or backpacking trip is well worth it, more »

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5 Key Principles for Planning a Backpacking Trip

5 Key Principles for Planning a Backpacking Trip

Backpacking is a great way to stay healthy and active while enjoying the outdoors. Ultimately, backpacking is a pretty simple activity, but there are some things that you should know in order to make the most of your trip. Here are the five things that you should keep in mind when planning your next backpacking trip. Psychically prepare yourself. Backpacking is a physically demanding activity. The heavier your pack, and more »

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Tips for Camping in the Spring

Tips for Camping in the Spring

We’re creeping up on spring here in Northwest Arkansas, which typically means warmer temperatures, blossoms on the trees, and a few more rain puddles on the ground. Spring is a welcome sight after the winter months, and as great as it is to have different seasons, a change in the weather means a change in how you go camping. Needless to say, camping in the summer is way different from more »

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