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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 | 8 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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Gregory Baltoro 65 Backpack

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Gregory Baltoro Backpack is the perfect storage and carrying system for backcountry trekkers and travelers alike. After I explain the main features of this pack, you will come to understand why it’s the perfect luggage transport system for both a Euro-trip as well as a week long 14er journey.

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Campfire Cinnamon Rolls

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

You wouldn’t imagine Campfire Cinnamon Rolls this delectable, luxurious, and decadent to be as quick and effortless as pouring a bowl of cereal, but this recipe doesn’t have any secrets except a fundamentally, “what you see is what you get” kind of blueprint. The cooked orange interior gives the cinnamon rolls a citrusy zing to it’s sweet, gooey delicious soul. Its a perfect combination of flavors for any place and time.

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Foul Weather Fan

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

We were grateful for the rain. It has been very dry since Christmas. Raindrops bounced off the windshield in big thuds before the wipers could push them away. We were driving down a winding road to the lake after leaving the highway.

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The Ten Essentials: Part 2 of 3

| March 20, 2015 | 2 Comments

Now where were we? Ah, yes, the third item in Ten Essentials “Systems”! Previously in The Ten Essentials: Part 1 of 3 we spoke about the creation of the basic Ten Essentials and its transformation into the Ten Essential “Systems”. We covered the importance of Navigation and Sun Protection, but in this entry we will talk about Insulation, Illumination, First-Aid Supplies, and Fire.

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