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Getting to Know Us: Meet Warren Shafor

| March 9, 2016 | 2 Comments

As a military brat, it’s tough to “officially” say where Warren of our Austin, Texas store is from – he was born in Georgia, bopped around several states, and even spent time living in Japan – until his family settled in Northern California. He found his way into the ACK family after stopping by our store to pick up some gear, “My wife and I had just moved to Austin from California three days ago and I couldn’t find our anchors anywhere – maybe the never even made it into the uHaul…

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3 Essentials for Bug Prevention

| March 8, 2016 | 2 Comments

When you’re enjoying yourself outside, the last thing you want to feel like is a walking buffet for all the bugs out there. Living along the Colorado River, in Austin, Texas this is a personal problem of mine the moment things start warming up, so it was wonderful to learn of all the great gear we carry to keep the bugs away!

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Outdoor Research Smartphone Dry Pocket Arrives at ACK

| March 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you’re anything like me, you may have risked your beloved smartphone’s safety last time you were on the water by using a ziploc bag in lieu of a proper dry bag. While this method (somewhat) works, I definitely would have had a panic attack should my kayak have capsized that day.

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The 41st Annual Houston Fishing Show Is Almost Here!

| March 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Join us at the 41st Annual Houston Fishing Show taking place Wednesday March 16th through Sunday March 20th at the George B. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas!

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ACK Visual Diaries: Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

| March 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

Approximately two hours away from Austin, nestled in the Texas hill country there’s this massive pink granite dome, Enchanted Rock, or E-Rock as locals refer to it.  Attracting roughly 300,000 visitors each year, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is an oasis for outdoors enthusiasts and casual daytrippers looking for some gorgeous scenery.

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Meet the Team: Ryan Squires, Spring Store Manager

| February 29, 2016 | 3 Comments

For our fourth installment in the brand new Meet the Team series we’d like to introduce Ryan Squires, Spring Store Manager. He is our go-to-guy for everything salty and a long time member of the ACK fam.

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Meet the Team: Tim McFarland, San Marcos Store Manager

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

For our fifth installment in the Meet the Team series we’d like to introduce Tim McFarland, San Marcos Store Manager. He is our newest Manager to join the ACK fam and we are excited to have him!

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ACK Visual Diaries: Camping at Lake Somerville State Park

| February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last weekend a few ACK-ers took full advantage of our

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3 Facts to Know About the Hydrostatic Head Rating System

| February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

JJ from our CRM team recently had an ACK customer call in wanting to know about the Hydrostatic Head rating for a product. Just like me, she wasn’t familiar with what this system measured.

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Getting to Know Us: PK Fridays

| February 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

One of the many perks of living the #ACKlife is our fabulous tradition of PK Fridays ( PK = Product Knowledge). We truly strive to live up to our mission statement when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of all the gear we carry.

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