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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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Climbing at Reimers Ranch Park

| February 26, 2015 | 2 Comments

This past Sunday, I wanted to get outside and accomplish some much needed climbing. After warming up a bit at North Austin’s “Austin Rock Gym” I headed West to Reimer’s Ranch for some bouldering, hiking, and people watching.

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The Road Less Traveled by ACK’s Social Media Coordinator

| January 30, 2015 | 2 Comments

Growing up In Chicago had always made me feel homesick for a place I hadn’t yet been. My parents, being fond travelers, were dedicated to making adventure time a priority, even after my brother and I were born.

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Food for Day Hiking

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Consistently, you should plan to eat at least one snack every hour. Make sure some of these snacks are salty in order to replace electrolytes lost through sweat (1). Without good nutrition, your hike could quickly turn into a disaster leaving you weak, unable to focus or enjoy yourself. In extreme circumstances a lack of nutrition can even put you at risk. This is why it’s so important to make sure that food and water is the first thing you should pack for your trip.

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6 Reasons to go Hiking in Winter

| January 19, 2015 | 2 Comments

Whenever temperatures start dropping below forty degrees, especially in regions unaccustomed to the chill, residents begin to focus they’re time on indoor activities and perfecting already flawless hibernation techniques. Don’t get me wrong, winter hiking/camping is not meant for the faint of heart, but it’s also not something to knock without trying.

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Resolve to Get Outside and Play in 2015

| January 2, 2015 | 7 Comments

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not man the less, but nature more. – Lord Byron The beginning of a new year brings about new ideas, promises, and resolutions for everyone.

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Boondoggle 2014

| October 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

Boondoggle… What is it?

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Brad’s Journey to the Huntsville Half

| October 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

Written by Brad Martin, ACK Web Content Manager When you start college people talk about the “Freshman 15” aka those 15 pounds one gains during their freshman year of college. Well, my Freshman 15 quickly turned into the Senior 55.

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