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5 Quick Tips When Shopping In Our Stores

| April 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

Here at ACK, we want to make your shopping experience the best it can be whether it be online or in our 5 store locations. To make your trip as easy and fluid as possible, we asked our Austin Store Manager, Ryan Schaper (read more about him here), to put together a list of questions every ACK shopper should come prepared with.

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How to Turn Your Predator XL Into a Fishing Beast

| March 25, 2016 | 4 Comments

So, you’re already in love with your Old Town Predator XL with that sweet Minn Kota motor, but looking to take your fishing to the next level? Perfect.

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Fishing Team Tip: DIY Tandem Island Trailer

| March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Hobie Tandem Island (TI) can sometimes be a challenge when it comes to transportation due to it’s size. Some people have even car topped this mammoth kayak but for me personally, I do everything in my power to avoid a hernia.

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3 Tips for Planning the Perfect Valentine’s Day Camping Getaway

| February 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Does it get any better than snuggling up in a sleeping bag for two with your special someone? With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, planning a romantic weekend escapade couldn’t be more urgent – which is why I put together this quick guide to help you plan the perfect Valentine’s Day camping getaway.

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Feeling Tipsy with Sierra Designs

| January 29, 2016 | 2 Comments

We recently teamed up with Sierra Designs for a gear giveaway on our Facebook page. The “Feeling Tipsy with Sierra Designs” giveaway called for you, our loyal readers and Facebook followers, to give us your best and most unique tips on how to stay warm outdoors during the winter.

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How to Rig Your SUP for Fishing

| January 20, 2016 | 4 Comments

One of the coolest things about working with ACK is access to people like Carlos Andreu, our Fleet Sales Manager, who is incredibly passionate about the growing sport of SUP fishing. I’ve enjoyed my fair share of time on a SUP, but never for more than paddling around the lake or on the coast so I really curious to chat with Carlos and learn how to rig your SUP for fishing.

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3 Ways to Keep Your Kayak Safe from UV Rays

| May 19, 2015 | 13 Comments

We all understand the importance of protecting our skin from the sun, but what have you done lately to protect your kayaks outer layer from those same harmful UV rays? After long periods of time exposed to sunlight, Ultraviolet Radiation can destroy almost anything it comes into contact with.

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Family Friendly Kayaking

| April 3, 2015 | 5 Comments

“As children observe, reflect, record, and share nature’s patterns and rhythms, they are participating in a process that promotes scientific and ecological awareness, problem solving, and creativity.” Unless you frequently participate in class five white water excursions or seek out adventures of strictly perilous domains, you’ve been able to imagine your kids joining in on your outdoor voyages.

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How to Pack Your Kayak

| February 20, 2015 | 15 Comments

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.

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The 3 Rules of Warmth

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Most northerners know what it takes to stay warm on those cold winter nights, and Im not talking about that magical liquid in the flask. Im talking about the gear you will need to hang out in the cold and not even notice its -30 degrees.

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