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Chacos “Challenge”: San Diego Beaches

| April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Before I got my Chacos, I was jumping around from brand to brand of men’s sandals. Columbia’s would slip off in even the smallest of currents, Tevas were better but they didn’t fit my feet comfortably, and water shoes would get rocks and sand in them when porting my kayak.

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National Park Week Kicks Off with Free Park Admission!

| April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Visit the National Park of your dreams for free this week! Starting tomorrow, April 16th National Park Week kicks off offering National Park visitors free admission

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ACK Visual Diaries: Kayak Fishing on the San Marcos River

| April 8, 2016 | 6 Comments

About an hour away from ACK headquarters, is the laid back college town, San Marcos, TX home of  one of our stores and the beautiful San Marcos River. A balmy 72°, this stretch of water is home to Sunfish, Large Mouth Bass, Long-Nose Gar, Small Mouth Bass, and Guadalupe Bass (Texas’ state fish!).

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Car Camping Guide for Beginners

| April 5, 2016 | 6 Comments

So, you’re still pretty new to this whole outdoorsy thing and have been fixing to give camping a try now that winter is (finally) moving on and beautiful spring days are begging you to indulge in a nature-fueled retreat – but where to begin? Enter car camping.

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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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Yakety_Yak BTB Report: Tandem Island Fun Part 3

| March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

While cruising along about half way back, guess what I see.  I see the Marie Teresa out there trying to catch whatever it is that it’s trying to catch.

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Have Y’all Scoped the Skis.com Blog Yet?

| March 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you’re lucky enough to live up North and aren’t dealing with the scorching Texas heat we’re getting hit with down in Austin, chances are Spring ski season is in full swing. If you’re anything like me, there’s always a desire to deep dive into learning all about new gear, techniques, industry news, and go on vicarious adventures by reading trip reports.

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Yakety_Yak BTB Report: Tandem Island Fun Part 2

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Friday was finally upon us! The game plan was for us to meet at FTU on I-10 around 4:

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Yakety_Yak BTB Report: Tandem Island Fun Part 1

| March 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Yakety_Yak here once again with another BTB report.  Sit back, relax, grab a beer, put your reading glasses on, and get ready for the show because it’s about to begin!

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Trending: #TrashTag

| March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Working in the Social Media landscape, I see a ton of hashtags floating among the interwebs – s0me are inspiring (#MotivationMonday), others not so much (sorry, #humblebrag – you’re not that humble). When I heard of UCO’s #Trashtag campaign, a spark flew – I love this one.

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