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Campfire Cooking: Demystifying Dehydrated Meals

| January 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

When you’re out on the trail doing some backcountry exploration, you’re guaranteed to work up an appetite. On these occasions something like a plate of delicious lasagna with a side of garlic herb mashed potatoes, and mocha mousse pie for dessert sounds heavenly, but you’re probably thinking that’d be impossible – not at all!

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How to Rig Your SUP for Fishing

| January 20, 2016 | 2 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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Getting to Know Us: Meet Customer Relationship Manager JJ!

| January 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you’ve called our support line, you may have had the opportunity to chat with JJ. An avid backpacker, JJ is an absolute wealth of knowledge when it comes to determining the proper gear for outfitting your adventure.

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Getting to Know Us: ACK Warehouse Basketball Tournament

| January 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last week our warehouse team (and a few other awesome volunteers from the office) sacrificed their weekend to take inventory of the entire ACK warehouse – this meant counting out every single item, all 12,000 products within the 30,000 square foot space by hand. Not the funnest job, but absolutely necessary.

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What are Paddle Floats For?

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

What is a kayak paddle float? If you’ve never seen a kayak paddle float in action, it can be a bit confusing to know what paddle floats are for.

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Lured in by the Lure 11.5

| January 12, 2016 | 4 Comments

Whenever I hit the water the primary objective is always to have a safe, fun experience doing something that I enjoy. However, if I am paddling a boat for the first time or using new equipment, it is my responsibility as a kayak salesman to test our products for performance and usability and share my findings with our customers.

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What’s the Difference Between a Drysuit and a Wetsuit?

| January 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

Have you ever been curious to know the differences between a drysuit and a wetsuit? It’s super easy – wetsuits get you wet and drysuits keep you dry.

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2016 New Year’s Resolution: Go Outside More

| January 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Ah New Year’s, it’s always a time of self-reflection and optimism. I don’t know about you but my Facebook newsfeed was flooded with ambition, positivity, and hope for 2016.

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PIEPS Avalanche Beacons Added to the ACK Line Up!

| January 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

With this being an El Niño year, there’s a ton of snow forecasted for the next few months which is great news for all you powder junkies. There’s nothing better than cruising on freshly fallen snow – especially when you’re venturing off the beaten path.

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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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