Tag: hiking

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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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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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! No heavy duty cooking gear required. So […]

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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 […]

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In Focus: the Black Diamond Spot Headlamp

| February 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

ACK’s Steve Messana has taken quite a… shine… to the Black Diamond Spot Headlamp and wanted to show its unique features off in a new “In Focus:” video. This headlamp is pretty nifty with its different beams for different situations, its versatility and the convenient lock-out feature but the video is definitely the best way […]

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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: a hiking trip through the South Loop of Big Bend National Park. Here is his report. I camped out in Big Bend for a […]

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Never Fear, We’ve Got Winter Gear

| October 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Feels like Winter is well on it’s way! For us down in Texas that means some chilly 40 degree temperatures (at night), but we know our northern customers might be getting some of that cold white powdery stuff called snow that we don’t see too often. Well, just because the snow doesn’t fall on us […]

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Mother’s Day 2012 – Give the Gift of the Great Outdoors

| May 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ahhhh Mom, no doubt she deserves it all but many would agree that simply spending quality time with her is all she really wants. This Mother’s Day, consider doing something a little different for Mom by giving her the gift of the great outdoors. We’re not just talking gear here but more so the experience […]

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