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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.