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Outdoor Fitness Goals

Outdoor Fitness Goals

Is getting fit one of your goals for 2013? If so, you’re not alone — getting fit is one of the top New Year’s resolutions. You probably knew that. What you might not know is that going outdoors to get fit increases your chances significantly. People who exercise outside are more likely to keep it up, make faster progress, and are also happier than those who sweat it out on more »

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Lake Fayetteville

Lake Fayetteville

If you have “Get outdoors more” or “Be more active” on your list of New Year’s resolutions, you may be looking for a great place to hike, bike, or play sports. One of the first places we think of is Lake Fayetteville. Lake Fayetteville is one of the oldest parks in the Fayetteville area, created in the late 1940s as a water source for our area. When Beaver Lake was more »

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Happy New Year!

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Getting to Know Kershaw

A good knife can come in handy every day, both for outdoor adventures and for daily use. Kershaw makes knives not only of the typical steel and aluminum, but also of rare materials like Sandvik 14C28N (a new grade of steel) and titanium carbo-nitride (a coating to increase hardness of metals). The knives have special tech features like lever-assisted one-handed SpeedSafe opening. Translucent handles and other edgy styling details distinguish more »

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Minnetonka Moccasins

Minnetonka has been making great mocs since 1946, and they’re still the best thing to wear for campsite, driving, and lazing around at home. In fact, we wear them everywhere. Uncle Sam’s has plenty in stock, including the fashionable animal print style you can see here, other low moccasins trimmed with beading, weaving, or feathers, and beautiful boots. We find that they run big — try on a pair in more »

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10 Great Outdoor Adventures for Winter Break

10 Great Outdoor Adventures for Winter Break

Winter break is a time for hanging out with friends, nibbling cookies, and singing Christmas carols, but that doesn’t mean you can’t also enjoy some outdoor adventures! Here’s a list of big and small ways to get out in the crisp winter air: Take a hike! Winter is a good time to take a hike — fewer leaves often means that you can see a lot more, and the trails more »

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New Shipment from Kelty

New Shipment from Kelty

We have a new shipment from Kelty, makers of sleeping bags, sunshades, backpacks, duffles, coolers, camp chairs, cots, campsite lighting, and more. Enter their sweepstakes by January 15th, 2013 to win a pair of Native Goggles and a Kelty Agile Pack — then come in to Uncle Sam’s and get what you really want. Kelty makes a wide range of gear, including great baby carriers, strollers, and kids’ packs. It’s more »

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Great Christmas Gifts from Uncle Sam’s

Great Christmas Gifts from Uncle Sam’s

It’s been busy at Uncle Sam’s as shoppers and travelers alike get ready for the holidays, but we still have plenty of great presents for all the people on your list — outdoor enthusiasts or not. We have nice clothes for everyone, from Dakota Grizzly’s cozy flannels and Kavu’s stylin’ pants to hardcore Marmot jackets. Warm hats, butter-soft Minnetonka mocs, wool socks, and lots of choices in gloves make winter more »

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In the Climbing Gym for the Winter?

In the Climbing Gym for the Winter?

At Uncle Sam’s, we specialize in outdoor adventures, but we know there are times when you’d rather climb in the gym. Sport climbers may prefer to get indoors when the weather gets cold, or when it’s too dark to climb outdoors by the time you get off work. Gym climbing can also be a great way to break into climbing. You can try it out in a place where there more »

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Get to Know White Sierra

Get to Know White Sierra

White Sierra has been making wonderful outdoor gear for 30 years. When you think of cold-weather outdoor clothes or warm layers for snow sports, White Sierra has to be one of the names that comes to mind. One reason for the amazing quality of White Sierra gear is the intensive testing that goes into each design. First the materials are tested by independent labs to make sure that they have more »

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