Posts by year
You’ve shared your love of the outdoors with your kids and now you can’t get ’em out of the boat and off the trail. You’ve started them down the long path of an outdoor enthusiast and if they’ll be spending more time joining you on your adventures, they need their own gear!
Next time you visit Boston, look out into the Harbor and see if you spot an older gentleman paddling a very loaded 14 foot aluminum canoe with patches of duct tape decorating it’s hull. If you do, there’s a good chance you’ve spotted Michael Richard Smith, who has been calling the canoe his home for the past two months.
As a kayaker, I am fortunate when I see new water but it never seems to come often enough. When you do find yourself somewhere new, it forces, and teaches, you to focus on finding a new technique or a different rhythm to the way you kayak or more importantly the way you fish.
ACK’s Chris Hackerd, co-owner and VP of Store Operations, recently discovered a passion for bird watching. Follow him through a series of blogs documenting his adventures as he partakes in a series of trips to gratify his newfound hobby.
The year was 1938, and three French paddlers had taken it upon themselves to be the first to paddle the untamed and un-dammed rivers of the American west. They took with them on their expedition a camera to capture their adventure on 16mm color film and the footage has sat in archives for years.
I don’t want to put too fine a point on this, but if someone in your life loves the outdoors, a knife would most certainly make a sharp gift this holiday season. We offer a wide selection of knives here at ACK and I’ll run down a few different models you should check out:
Native Watercraft is a favorite brand in the kayaking industry. They constantly strive to create innovative designs that have resulted in things like their foot powered Propel Drive, easy to use Groove track system for accessory mounting and even the unique stand up paddleboard/kayak hybrid Versa Board Angler.
A few months back, I wrote a short piece that caused a bit of a stir. Apparently “storing your kayak for the winter” didn’t resound well with many, especially those residing in more temperate regions (tongue in cheek of course).