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Beginner’s Guide to Taking Your Dog on the Water

| February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you’re following us on Facebook, you know we’re big dog people here at ACK – we have several office dogs and carry a variety of gear for keeping your adventurous dog safe and happy! (LINK TO PK FRIDAY BLOG) dog trained:

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ACK Teams with Local Nonprofit Explore Austin

| January 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you caught my earlier blog about why I woke up early on a Saturday to hang out with a group of strangers, then you’re familiar with how amazing Explore Austin is. This Austin, Texas based nonprofit is on a mission to empower underprivileged youth of Austin through outdoor exploration.

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14 Best National Forest Destinations to Paddle

| December 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

When I re-joined the ACK team in mid 2015, one of my goals was to try and get outside more. With unlimited access to the best in paddling and camping gear, it only made sense.

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C’mon, Share Your Outdoor Product Photos!

| December 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a world of too much information and too little time, we know how valuable focused and resourceful product information is to our customers. We also know that second to product information, providing our customers with the opportunity to see the product being used in a real world situation can not only help drive a buying decision but perhaps inspire them to go out and enjoy the great outdoors.

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Why Kayak Polo is like Narnia – ACK Profiles: Austin Aquabats

| November 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

In The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, Lucy discovers the magical world of Narnia when she’s poking around in a wardrobe. After chancing upon this unknown Narnia she becomes obsessed, there is a similar mindset when it comes to kayak polo .

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Why I Woke Up Early on a Saturday to Hang Out With a Group of Strangers

| October 8, 2015 | 4 Comments

Last weekend I had the opportunity to volunteer with Explore Austin. As I rolled into the parking lot of Kipp Austin Collegiate, the mood was a lot sleepier than I was expecting.

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Thank You For Another Awesome Demo Days!

| October 1, 2015 | 2 Comments

This past Fall Demo Days had to be one of my favorite Demos to date. As ACK’s Marketing Event Manager, the four Demo Days in Austin, San Marcos, Mississippi City and Conroe, Texas are some of the largest events of my year.

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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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Gear Up for Cold Weather Paddling

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just because winter is approaching does not mean you have to hang up your yak and paddle until spring. Of course it’s your choice if you want to hunker down this winter with a cup of hot chocolate and a Charles Dickens classic because, (and if that is your decision then might I suggest our recent post on storing your kayak?

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Winter is Coming: Kayak Storage Solutions

| October 29, 2014 | 11 Comments

With winter on its way it is time to think about storage solutions to keep your outdoor gear warm and cozy during its cold weather hibernation.

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