Tag: camping

The PowerMonkey Extreme is Better Than Your Phone Charger AND Waterproof

| June 9, 2013 | 2 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.

Continue Reading

5 Reasons Why You Won’t Regret Buying a Good Camp Chair

| June 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

Despite camping once or twice a month, I never felt like it was worth investing in a quality camp chair. I had bought a pair of $5 brand-less chairs and had been using the one that hadn’t fully broken down after the first use.

Continue Reading

Trail Curry in 15 Minutes

| June 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

On my last camping trip I vowed to try something new for my camp cooking and quickly settled on the instant gourmet camping meals from Backpacker’s Pantry. What attracted me to these lightweight pouches was how easy they claimed to be – just add boiling water and eat!

Continue Reading

Solar Photon 2 – Employee Review

| May 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

ACK Employee Colter MacKenzie took a three day weekend as part of ACK’s Go Play Day Initiative to get employees adventuring outside and he hit some campsites by the lake with some new gear. One of these items included the Solar Photon 2 Tent from Terra Nova and he wanted to share his thoughts about the product here:

Continue Reading

Trail Ridge 4 – Employee Review

| May 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

ACK Employee Colter MacKenzie took a three day weekend as part of ACK’s Go Play Day Initiative to get employees adventuring outside and he and some friends hit some campsites by the lake with some new gear. One of these items included the Trail Ridge 4 Tent from Kelty and he wanted to share his thoughts about the product here:

Continue Reading

Outfit Your Expedition with Exped Equipment

| March 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Heads up, Outdoor EXPEDition-ers, you can now find a new line of products at ACK to Outfit Your Adventure from Exped, an innovative company that’s been designing products for the casual hiker to the technical climber since 1997. Swiss based, Exped has slowly been making a name for themselves in the States and we aren’t surprised if you haven’t heard of them.

Continue Reading

In Focus: the Black Diamond Spot Headlamp

| February 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

ACK’s Steve Messana has taken quite a… shine…

Continue Reading

In Focus: the Jetboil Flash Cooking System

| February 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

You want to be comfortable when camping and food is certainly a big part of that comfort. We like the Jetboil Flash Cooking System so much we decided to show it off a bit in a new “In Focus:

Continue Reading

Trip Report: Big Bend National Park

| February 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Rob Abercrombie of our ACK Customer Relationship Team had a busy December helping customers find the perfect outdoor holiday gift. By the end of the month, he managed to find his own:

Continue Reading

Raccoon the Biggest Pitfall of Winter Camping in Texas

| January 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

The other day I took an opportunity to “go play” at Huntsville State Park with a couple of my good friends. The weather was typical of a winter day in east Texas, a bit cool with some precipitation.

Continue Reading