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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Outfit Your Adventure: Backpacking Infographic

| October 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Fall is one of the most popular backpacking seasons and for good reason. With leaves firing up in colors, more comfortable temperatures and a reduction in bugs, you can see why.

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3 Secrets of Fall Camping

| October 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

I’ll camp any time of year, but in Fall it’s absolutely magical. Trees transform into a brilliant mosaic of reds, yellows, and rich browns as their leaves adjust to the new season.

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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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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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