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Car Camping Guide for Beginners

| April 5, 2016 | 6 Comments

So, you’re still pretty new to this whole outdoorsy thing and have been fixing to give camping a try now that winter is (finally) moving on and beautiful spring days are begging you to indulge in a nature-fueled retreat – but where to begin? Enter car camping.

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ACK Visual Diaries: Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Approximately two hours away from Austin, nestled in the Texas hill country there’s this massive pink granite dome, Enchanted Rock, or E-Rock as locals refer to it.  Attracting roughly 300,000 visitors each year, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is an oasis for outdoors enthusiasts and casual daytrippers looking for some gorgeous scenery.

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ACK Visual Diaries: Camping at Lake Somerville State Park

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last weekend a few ACK-ers took full advantage of our

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ACK Austin Store Crew Gets Salty

| February 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

A couple of weeks ago I had an opportunity to take a trip with my second in command (assistant manager) Jordan, and full time store associate Nate, and one of our other buddies for three days of camping and non stop coastal fishing.We all worked on Monday and came to work packed and ready to go.

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3 Tips for Planning the Perfect Valentine’s Day Camping Getaway

| February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Does it get any better than snuggling up in a sleeping bag for two with your special someone? With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, planning a romantic weekend escapade couldn’t be more urgent – which is why I put together this quick guide to help you plan the perfect Valentine’s Day camping getaway.

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Feeling Tipsy with Sierra Designs

| January 29, 2016 | 2 Comments

We recently teamed up with Sierra Designs for a gear giveaway on our Facebook page. The “Feeling Tipsy with Sierra Designs” giveaway called for you, our loyal readers and Facebook followers, to give us your best and most unique tips on how to stay warm outdoors during the winter.

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PK Fridays: 7 Gear Essentials for Adventuring with Your Dog

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Going on adventures is one of my favorite things. So are dogs.

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Snowshoeing 101: How to Gear up for Snowshoeing

| January 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

I recently booked a trip to Colorado and couldn’t be more excited to get my fix of snow and mountains in for the winter. Living in Austin, Texas, winters aren’t much of a change in scenery so I’m really looking forward to getting that “winter wonderland” experience.

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Campfire Cooking: Demystifying Dehydrated Meals

| January 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

When you’re out on the trail doing some backcountry exploration, you’re guaranteed to work up an appetite. On these occasions something like a plate of delicious lasagna with a side of garlic herb mashed potatoes, and mocha mousse pie for dessert sounds heavenly, but you’re probably thinking that’d be impossible – not at all!

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2016 New Year’s Resolution: Go Outside More

| January 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ah New Year’s, it’s always a time of self-reflection and optimism. I don’t know about you but my Facebook newsfeed was flooded with ambition, positivity, and hope for 2016.

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