Tag: hiking

Top 4 Backpacks For The Gear Savvy Student

| August 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Get Ready for School With One of ACK’s Top 4 Backpacks The best gear not only performs well on the trail or on the water but also meshes with your everyday life. For students getting ready for back to school, a perfect example of this would be your backpack.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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 surprised if you haven’t heard of them.

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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…

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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:

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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.

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