With Spring giving us this beautiful weather and Summer on the horizon, we at ACK can think of only one thing- camping season!Camping What’s better than getting outside and enjoying what nature has to offer with family and friends? Kayaking a nearby river, cooking over an open campfire, and sleeping under the stars are just a few things that make camping one of our favorite things to do when the weather beckons us outside. We strongly believe that with the proper camping gear, a person who may not like camping can be converted into an avid camper. Gone are the days of uncomfortably sleeping on rocks and limited food options. A new and improved way of camping has evolved through the trials and tribulations of campers before us who have given advice and guidance. Not only do campers of days past provide tips and must-haves, apparently our Facebook fans have a few tricks of their own to share! We took to the ACK Facebook page to see what all of you would consider “camping necessities” and got some great ideas. So great in fact, we couldn’t help but share them on our blog! With these items, the next time you hear “Let’s go camping!” you’ll be fully prepared to camp in comfort and style.


  1. Duct Tape
  2. Cast Iron Dutch Oven
  3. Toilet Paper
  4. Food
  5. WaterKayak campsite
  6. Lighter
  7. Knife
  8. Tent
  9. Sleeping Bag
  10. Water Purifier
  11. Rainwear
  12. Topography Map


  1. Sense of adventure
  2. Kayak
  3. Fishing Gear
  4. Pillows
  5. Sleeping Pad
  6. Mess Kit
  7. Hammock
  8. Cooler


  1. Spouses
  2. Nacho Cheese Doritos
  3. Booze
  4. Beer
  5. Entertainment

We think Tcipip Nut phrased it best when he wrote, “The mindset to unplug, sit back, relax, and enjoy. Don’t forget to look up at night and enjoy the stars show in hopefully dark skies.” Think our Facebook fans missed something? Comment below and let us know!