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My Escape: Michigan Hammock Camping

| November 18, 2015 | 3 Comments

It is always good to go home. My home happens to be in the heart of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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Good Times and Great Fishing at the 2015 Boondoggle

| October 30, 2015 | 3 Comments

Boondoggle (noun): work or activity that is wasteful or pointless but gives the appearance of having value.

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Iggy Takes on Santa’s River Race

| October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

This past Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 was the inaugural Santa’s River Race on the San Marcos River. Sights and Sounds of Christmas hosted it and proceeds went to the 2015 Blanco/San Marcos River flood victims.

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Jacob’s Well Retreat

| September 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jacob’s Well was one of many on my never-ending list of natural wonders to visit. But somehow, in my 25 years of life so far, I hadn’t been out to Wimberly to see it with my own eyes.

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A Field Test with the Diablo Chupacabra

| September 23, 2015 | 8 Comments

Chupacabra Field Test I want to offer our customers a quick review of an outstanding kayak that I paddled this year.  The Chupacabra, or “Chupa” as it is commonly referred to, is a kayak I had paddled previously at our 2014 Demo Days but the true test came in early June of this year when my father and I paddled a nine mile stretch of the Medina River.

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Casting for a Cause 2015

| July 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

There are times in life you run across some really incredible folks doing some amazing work that in no way benefits themselves.  Steven Schmidt and his group from NuStar for 8 years have put on one of the best inshore tournaments anywhere.

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Victorious Trail Running with Anthony Jacobs

| April 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

While Austin Kayak is known for our canoe and kayak offerings, we also carry gear for a variety of activities, including trail running. I decided to put a few of our running products to the test on my most recent trail race.

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Ricky Raccoon – Don’t Underestimate Wildlife!

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Having been on numerous camping trips as kids and several trips together as adults, Jeff and I figured we were prepared for most of the issues that could come up while camping, at least in a somewhat developed, maintained campsite that is relatively close to civilization. However, we met our match at a trip to Lazy L&L Campground in New Braunfels, Texas last November.

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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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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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