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Astral Loyak Water Shoe – Men’s – 2015

| April 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

For being a hip looking sneaker, the Astral Loyak Water Shoe is the perfect combination of style and functionality. The unique construction provides untouchably high levels of durability, comfort, and grip. The shoe is intended to be your everyday summer shoe meant to withstand the rigors of kayaking, SUPing, and all water-sport oriented activities.

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Sausage and Fennel Campfire Pizza

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Camping, hiking, kayaking, swimming, climbing, or fishing – treat yourself. Cheese, onion, sausage, fennel, and pine nuts kind of treat yourself. Alright enough with the lists, it’s about time we have a serious conversation about a very serious breed of pizza. We’re stepping it up this week with a bit of camp gourmet.

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How to Choose a SUP for Summer

| April 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

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.

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Ricky Raccoon – Don’t Underestimate Wildlife!

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Having been on numerous camping trips as kids and several trips together as adults, Jeff and I figured we were prepared for most of the issues that could come up while camping, at least in a somewhat developed, maintained campsite that is relatively close to civilization. However, we met our match at a trip to Lazy L&L Campground in New Braunfels, Texas last November.

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Family Friendly Kayaking

| April 3, 2015 | 3 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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Simple Camp-Ready Sangria

| April 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

This camp pleaser is specifically designed to travel with, hence the simple mason jar presentation. If the site you plan on attending doesn’t allow glass into the camp area, you can aways trade out the glass for plastic. You can also change out the fruit based on season so that you can enjoy this extremely drinkable beverage all year round.

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The 10 Best Kayak Fishing Tools for a Lucky Year on the Water

| March 30, 2015 | 6 Comments

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.

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The Ten Essentials: Part 3 of 3

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

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.

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Let Our 3 Day Thule Promotion Get Your Car Racked Up for Summer!

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Starting this Friday, March 27 up until Monday, March 30th when shopping ACK, get discounts up to 20% off on selected Thule gear including racks, carriers, and luggage!

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Bacon Wrapped Cheese Dogs

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Alright summer lovers, let’s talk hotdogs. Whether you’re a Chicagoan, a New Yorker, or just a fine citizen of the world who can appreciate a good hot dog, listen up. Cheese + Bacon + Traditional Dog = Bliss. I know, it’s simple but sometimes, especially when camping or cooking in bulk, the simpler the better. Regardless, once you give them a try, no grill out will be complete without these tasty little dogs.

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