It’s that time of year again to acknowledge your dad, husband, or grandfather’s appreciation for the great outdoors. While you can buy into another year of, “Best Dad Ever” mugs, t-shirts, and key rings, why bother when you can give him something that speaks to his true passions. This year, we encourage you to not only give a worthwhile piece of gear, but to get outside with your dad and make a memory.
There are only so many years in a row that you can get away with approaching your mom with flowers on Mother’s Day. Yes, of course she’ll lovingly accept, but there are other things, more interesting things she’s found on ACK.com that she just can’t stop thinking about. And I’m sure that after getting a peek at these picks yourself, you’ll agree. Here are the top five favorites that your mom shouldn’t go without this Mother’s Day.
Since you rented that SUP (standup paddleboard) last summer, you can’t seem to get it off your mind, we get it – It’s fun, you get a great workout, and all the while your getting perfectly sun-kissed. There are a few different kinds of boards to choose from and choosing correctly can be difficult. So, in efforts to avoid making some mistakes, we’ve detailed the different kinds of choices you can opt for with descriptions and examples to boot.
Here at ACK, now more than ever, we take kayak fishing gear very seriously and we know that you do too, that’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive list of what we believe are this year’s best tools. We hope it takes you out on the water and leads you to your biggest and best catches yet. Peruse the list and click the links for more information on any item of your choice.
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.
Before you set out on any kayaking excursion, be it fishing, long distance, camping, or whitewater, its crucial to have your dry hatch essentials prepared and properly stocked. Although all of these different styles typically require different calibers of gear and equipment, there are some not so obvious basics necessary for any adventure.
Imagine this scenario if you will: it’s Valentine’s Day, you planned to surprise your lover at work with chocolates and flowers all in the spirit of the day. You’ll proceed to tell her that you’ve made dinner reservations for The Melting Pot way in advance (impressive move) and she’ll be excited, but not quite as excited as she would be if this next scenario unfolded.