Tag: camping

Lose the Zippers with Sierra Design’s Backcountry Bed

| February 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

Backcountry Bed Presents New Sleeping Option for Campers Sierra Designs has steered away from the timeless sleeping bag design to create a completely new way for campers to tackle backcountry sleeping with their Backcounrty Bed. Unlike the mummy style sleeping bags, the Backcountry Bed is intended to perform like a traditional bed at home. It has […]

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9 New Products at ACK.com That You Should Be Excited About

| November 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

The ACK.com merchandising team is constantly finding and adding new products to the website year-round but as manufacturers prepare for 2014 this is the time of the year when we start to see some very exciting stuff heading our way. With so much awesome gear either in or on it’s way in, I decided to […]

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Gear Packing For A Laid Back Zion Adventure

| August 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Earlier this month, I started geeking out about new gear I picked up in preparation for my three and half day camping trip to Zion National Park this Labor Day weekend. The one week countdown is here, so I thought I should figure out how I’m going to fit it all in my pack. The […]

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Filling Up on Main Courses from Backpacker’s Pantry

| August 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

For our second day of cubicle cooking, we pulled out four very tasty sounding main course meals from Backpacker’s Pantry to try: Chicken Alfredo, Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry, Pad Thai and Beef Stroganoff. Before even tasting the meals, Trent and I were impressed by the variety. I can’t imagine trying to haul out the […]

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Lunch for Under $5 – 4 Cheap Backcountry Lunches

| August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

The standard cost of  lunch at a fast food restaurant these days seems to be about $5, so to kick things off for our week of trail foods, Trent and I thought we’d take a look at trail lunches for $5 or less. From my experience with trail eating, it’s important to consider your the purpose […]

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Gear Geeking – We’ve All Done It!

| July 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

With the long Labor Day weekend on the horizon, my adventure instincts have kicked in, urging me to action. With endless destination possibilities for adventure at my fingertips, I finally settled on Zion National Park in St. George, Utah. I wanted to venture to Zion ever since I shared a photo from the Clever Hiker on […]

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Find Some Relaxation Under The Shade of the Kelty Noah’s Tarp

| July 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

ACK Web Developer Jeremy Arntz is one of the company’s most frequent paddlers who is typically found on the water at Austin’s Lake Travis once or twice a week. Recently, he landed a new piece of gear and wanted to share his excitement about it – the Kelty Noah’s Tarp. See what he had to […]

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Fit More for Less! – Family Sized Tent at a Solo Tent Price

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Looking for a family tent? Eureka’s Tetragon 5 Tent might be just the ticket with plenty of space, easy setup, quality features and, maybe most importantly, quality that’s meant to last! This five person tent from Eureka is a popular buy and has been known to hold up for plenty of years. Oh – and […]

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It’s Getting Hot Out There! – Check Out H20 Options for Any Sized Adventure

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

The temperature are creeping up and it’s crucial you stay hydrated matter what you’re doing, whether it be a light run or a multi-day back country excursion. There are a wide variety of ways for you to get the H2O you need. Check out these ACK videos as we give a break down of essential products for Hydration on […]

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The PowerMonkey Extreme is Better Than Your Phone Charger AND Waterproof

| June 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

A coworker recently lent me their new PowerMonkey Extreme to try out for a camping trip. This portable solar charger and battery combo from Power Traveller is both waterproof and shockproof (waterproof for 30 minutes up to about 3 feet) making it the perfect tool for both paddlers and campers to keep electronics charged. I have used […]

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