Tag: kayak camping

Pigs in a Tent…Well Almost

| March 6, 2013 | 3 Comments

Back in January, I wrote a short article ranting about partaking in new adventure this year. Shame on me, two full months later and I had yet to do any of it, that is until just recently. I agreed to join a friend of mine on a 36 mile kayak camping trip on a stretch […]

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ACK Kayak Camping Gear Guide: A Visual Presentation

| September 5, 2012 | 24 Comments

We’ve written several articles highlighting what you need to know when kayak camping. This time, we took a different approach featuring the camping gear you should consider taking along with you through an easy to follow one page visual presentation. See below or download a high res PDF version for printing and to reference it […]

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Outdoor Summer Fun, Fun, Fun!

| May 31, 2012 | 3 Comments

School’s out, summer is here, let’s all get out and play. Whether you’ve got kids, grand kids, nieces, nephews…or not, you can’t deny that summer is a season of fun in the sun and if you don’t already have plans, why don’t ya just get up and go — outside that is! As a reader […]

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Kayak Camping – You’ve Thought About It, Go Do It!

| May 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Note: This article was originally published in ACK Paddler, our very own in-store printed newsletter which features a variety of resources including how-tos, maps and a calendar of events. To obtain your copy, visit any one of our stores. There is a very good possibility that you’ve either visited or are currently standing in one […]

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Product Review: Tarpon 100

| March 2, 2011 | 6 Comments

Light, nimble, full featured and affordable. What do you get when you take one of the most well-respected, popular and proven kayak and shrink it? Not much really, you just get a smaller and lighter version of it. Ok, bad joke but in all seriousness, we wanted to share this short and sweet review that […]

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Colorado River Kayak Camping

| November 14, 2010 | 7 Comments

I joined a local paddling group through meetup.com to get in on some group paddling action. Shortly after I joined, a meetup was posted for a 2-day/1-night kayak camping trip on the Wilbarger Paddling Trail on the Colorado River in central Texas. This would not only be my first meetup, but also my first kayak […]

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Commanding the Colorado

| October 31, 2010 | 4 Comments

I was trying to figure how I was going to get all of my gear into one of my sit on top kayaks. Most of the paddlers on this trip were taking canoes but I still preferred to use a kayak. Then it occurred to me that the best option would be a hybrid such as a Native Watercraft Ultimate 14 or a Wilderness Systems Commander 140. Because of their wide-open cockpit design, either would easily accommodate all of my gear while still providing an experience closer to my personal preferences.

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