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Finishing Things Up With A 3 Course Camping Meal

| August 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

If you’ve been following our week of cubicle cooking you may have noticed that each day our meals have fit a theme but they haven’t always complimented each other. Well, Trent and I were ready for something that meshed and decided that we’d finish things off with a three course meal consisting of a main course with a side and dessert.

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Starting Off The Morning Right With Breakfast Camping Food

| August 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

For our fourth day of cubicle camping, Trent and I elected to get our cooking in early and try some of the breakfast camping food options at ACK. We’ve all heard the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that’s even more true when you’re out on the trail.

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Ultimate Lightweight Camp Foods: No Stove Required

| August 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Some of the biggest reasons people turn to camp foods like the meals from Backpacker’s Pantry and Trail Foods are for their simplicity and light weight. Today, we look at four different options that go a step further by eliminating the need for a stove.

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Filling Up on Main Courses from Backpacker’s Pantry

| August 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

For our second day of cubicle cooking, we pulled out four very tasty sounding main course meals from Backpacker’s Pantry to try: Chicken Alfredo, Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry, Pad Thai and Beef Stroganoff.

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Lunch for Under $5 – 4 Cheap Backcountry Lunches

| August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

The standard cost of  lunch at a fast food restaurant these days seems to be about $5, so to kick things off for our week of trail foods, Trent and I thought we’d take a look at trail lunches for $5 or less. From my experience with trail eating, it’s important to consider your the purpose of your meal – backcountry lunches, for example, shouldn’t be too heavy but should provide you with the energy you need to get through the rest of the day.

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Camp Foods in The Cubicle; Just Add Water

| August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Camp Cooking Made Easy Dehydrated & freeze dried camp foods have always been a favorite method for adventurers looking for a lightweight and low-footprint method of cooking. That’s because they only require three things:

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Top 4 Backpacks For The Gear Savvy Student

| August 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Get Ready for School With One of ACK’s Top 4 Backpacks The best gear not only performs well on the trail or on the water but also meshes with your everyday life. For students getting ready for back to school, a perfect example of this would be your backpack.

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Gear Geeking – We’ve All Done It!

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

With the long Labor Day weekend on the horizon, my adventure instincts have kicked in, urging me to action. With endless destination possibilities for adventure at my fingertips, I finally settled on Zion National Park in St.

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Team ACK Heads to Outdoor Retailer for a Peek at 2014 Gear

| July 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

You could hear a pin drop today in the main ACK office. The offices are about half empty as team ACK heads to the airport  to be whisked away to Salt Lake City for Outdoor Retailer (OR).

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Find Some Relaxation Under The Shade of the Kelty Noah’s Tarp

| July 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

ACK Web Developer Jeremy Arntz is one of the company’s most frequent paddlers who is typically found on the water at Austin’s Lake Travis once or twice a week. Recently, he landed a new piece of gear and wanted to share his excitement about it – the Kelty Noah’s Tarp.

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