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The Secret to Fishing the Guadalupe River

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Written by ACK’s Fleet Sales Manager, Juan Carlos Andreu The beginning of winter marks the kickoff of a very special fishery hidden in the Texas hill country; Guadalupe river rainbow trout. Every year Texas Parks and Wildlife and other private organizations like Trout Unlimited, stock the Guadalupe river with thousands of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and hundreds of fisherman take their shot at hooking this amazing fish.

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Food for Day Hiking

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

How to Know What Food to Take With You on a Hike Food and water are the most important things to take with you on a hike as you will be burning a lot of energy consistently, you should plan to eat at least one snack every hour. Make sure some of these snacks are salty in order to replace electrolytes lost through sweat (1).

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5 Tools you Shouldn’t Live Another Winter Without

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

1. To put it simply Yaktrax Pro Winter Shoe Traction Device is the destination tool for anyone living in a climate where winter and ice go hand in hand.

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6 Reasons to go Hiking in Winter

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Whenever temperatures start dropping below forty degrees, especially in regions unaccustomed to the chill, residents begin to focus they’re time on indoor activities and perfecting already flawless hibernation techniques. Don’t get me wrong, winter hiking/camping is not meant for the faint of heart, but it’s also not something to knock without trying.

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The 3 Rules of Warmth

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Most northerners know what it takes to stay warm on those cold winter nights, and Im not talking about that magical liquid in the flask. Im talking about the gear you will need to hang out in the cold and not even notice its -30 degrees.

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Resolve to Get Outside and Play in 2015

| January 2, 2015 | 6 Comments

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not man the less, but nature more. – Lord Byron The beginning of a new year brings about new ideas, promises, and resolutions for everyone.

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Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK) Donates $8,000 to San Antonio and Hill Country Heroes on the Water Chapters

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Austin, Texas (December 16, 2014) – Outdoor retailer, Austin Canoe and Kayak (ACK), a division of MSP Holdings, LLC, today announced donations totaling $8,000 were made to the San Antonio and Hill Country chapters of Heroes on the Water using money raised by its Kayak Angler Tournament Series (KATS) in 2014. Heroes on the Water is a 501c3 organization that serves veterans from all branches of the United States military by providing healing and rehabilitating kayak fishing outings that are physically and mentally therapeutic.

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ACK Associate Buyer’s Super Rad, Ultra Perfect Holiday Gift Guide Picks

| December 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Oh hey holidays, where you been? I’ve been looking for you for the last 300 some-odd days!

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Holiday Gift Guide Gold According to Dayvee, ACK Marketing Coordinator

| December 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

With holiday shopping season is in full swing and gift guides popping up seemingly every minute on our Facebook feeds, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to simplify your gift giving list with a few gems from ACK’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. I mean between work, holiday parties, workouts (burning off those Christmas cookies!

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4 Hot Gift Guide Picks from ACK’s Own Marketing Manager

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

We all know the perils of Holiday shopping: the “who wants what”, “how much do I spend”, or “will my brother just end up returning these REALLY expensive jeans I got him” questions that arise every winter season.

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