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Kammok Hammock Contest Winners

| August 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Our most recent contest allowed fans to come up with a creative caption for a Kammok hammock image of a group of friends using their hammocks on a pier over water. Here at ACK we love giving away free stuff, especially to deserving fans who will get into the wild and use their gear to the fullest.

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A Hike Well Worth the Texas Heat

| August 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

As a newly married man, every day carries a new surprise.  Some are small, like coming home to a fully stocked fridge or having an apartment that smells like vanilla.

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The North Face Inductor

| July 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

The North Face’s Inductor Charged Backpack is definitely not your average pack.

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Thoughts on Southern Colorado

| July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to squeeze in a trip out to Manitou Springs, Colorado. If you aren’t already familiar with the destination, you may recall its largest attraction, Pike’s Peak.

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Here’s Why You Need to Make Travel a Priority

| June 9, 2015 | 6 Comments

Throughout our newest blog series “On the Road with ACK” we will introduce you to our favorite destinations, useful essentials, and whatever else we could think up to better equip you for your summer holiday.

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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 Ten Essentials: Part 3 of 3

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the 3rd and final portion of the Ten Essentials series, providing insight into wilderness preparedness since March 13, 2015. If you are just visiting us without having seen the previous two posts (The Ten Essentials: Part One, The Ten Essentials: Part Two) do whatever catching up you feel appropriate for expanding your own outdoor education.

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The Ten Essentials: Part 2 of 3

| March 20, 2015 | 2 Comments

Now where were we? Ah, yes, the third item in Ten Essentials “Systems”! Previously in The Ten Essentials: Part 1 of 3 we spoke about the creation of the basic Ten Essentials and its transformation into the Ten Essential “Systems”. We covered the importance of Navigation and Sun Protection, but in this entry we will talk about Insulation, Illumination, First-Aid Supplies, and Fire.

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The Ten Essentials: Part 1 of 3

| March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

A couple weeks ago in the How to Pack Your Kayak post I briefly went into detail about the Ten Essentials. Today I will be talking more in depth about these tools, why you need to have them, what kinds of benefits they add to not only your outdoor life but your everyday life and which products are the best.

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Tips and Tricks for Hiking the Guadalupe Mountain Trail

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

At 8,751 ft. you stand at the highest peak of the Guadalupe Mountain Range and subsequently, the highest point in all of Texas, sandwiched far between Carlsbad and El Paso. It’s an adventure big enough for a true Texan or in my case a Texan transplant.

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