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ACK Gear Guide: Road Trip Essentials

| July 5, 2016 | 4 Comments

Does it get any better than a leisure summer road trip? While I love the excitement of traveling by plane, memories of my siblings and I piling into my my parent’s SUV and driving up to destinations like Yosemite in California, Zion National Park in Utah, and the Grand Canyon in Arizona will always hold a special spot in my heart.

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Top Picks For Texas Summer Paddling, No Experience Required

| July 5, 2016 | 3 Comments

For outdoor enthusiasts, Texas summers means water play.

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5 Hammock Camping Essentials

| June 27, 2016 | 5 Comments

One of my favorite aspects of summer is the ability to enjoy an evening sleeping under the stars without the barrier of a tent. While you could brave cowboy camping and lay out on a tarp, I far prefer the relaxation and elevation of hammock camping.

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ACK Visual Diaries: Offshore Kayak Fishing

| June 22, 2016 | 2 Comments

Last month, Carlos Andreu took a trip down south to the coast off Corpus Christi, Texas for some kayak fishing at its finest and took a stab at spear fishing for the first time.

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Getting to Know Us: Meet Brandon Carter

| June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Imagine taking all of your stuff and condensing it down so you could comfortably live out of a Ford Focus (the station wagon model for those of you who are wondering). Now imagine doing the same for your significant other so he/she could join you in that Focus.

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Kids’ Summer Checklist: Ditch the iPad, Get Outdoors

| June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

We’ve put together a handy activities checklist to inspire outdoor adventures with your youngin(s).

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Levi Cardinal: My First Kayak Fishing Trip…. And It Was Open Water

| June 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

It finally happened. My first ever kayak fishing trip.

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Why I Love the Yeti Lowball

| June 15, 2016 | 1 Comment

Yeti has amassed a cult following, especially here in Austin,TX where the company is headquartered. Yeti decals adorn the backs of cars and trucks it’s pretty much guaranteed at least one person in our office is sporting a Yeti hat.

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ACK + Granite Gear Photo Contest!

| May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Warmer weather and longer days make for ideal adventuring conditions. With this in mind, we’re partnering up with our friends at Granite Gear to give one lucky ACK customer a Virga 2 backpack.

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Turn Your Next Adventure Into the Chance to Win $10,000!

| May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sounds a little too good to be true doesn’t it? Well, there is one catch – your photo needs to be shot at one of America’s federal lands, national parks, or a historical site.

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