Archive for 2012

Mud and Mosquitos

Mud and Mosquitos

| December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

As a kayaker, I am fortunate when I see new water but it never seems to come often enough. When you do find yourself somewhere new, it forces, and teaches, you to focus on finding a new technique or a different rhythm to the way you kayak or more importantly the way you fish. This is […]

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Grackle Watching

Grackle Watching

| December 10, 2012 | 4 Comments

ACK’s Chris Hackerd, co-owner and VP of Store Operations, recently discovered a passion for bird watching. Follow him through a series of blogs documenting his adventures as he partakes in a series of trips to gratify his newfound hobby. In his first of many, Chris tells us all about how it all got started. I […]

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Les Voyageurs Sans Trace

| December 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

The year was 1938, and three French paddlers had taken it upon themselves to be the first to paddle the untamed and un-dammed rivers of the American west. They took with them on their expedition a camera to capture their adventure on 16mm color film and the footage has sat in archives for years. That was, until […]

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In Focus: Knives – A Sharp Gift

In Focus: Knives – A Sharp Gift

| December 7, 2012 | 2 Comments

I don’t want to put too fine a point on this, but if someone in your life loves the outdoors, a knife would most certainly make a sharp gift this holiday season. We offer a wide selection of knives here at ACK and I’ll run down a few different models you should check out: First […]

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Automatic for the People with Native Watercraft

Automatic for the People with Native Watercraft

| December 6, 2012 | 1 Comment

Native Watercraft is a favorite brand in the kayaking industry. They constantly strive to create innovative designs that have resulted in things like their foot powered Propel Drive, easy to use Groove track system for accessory mounting and even the unique stand up paddleboard/kayak hybrid Versa Board Angler. So how do they keep the creative juices […]

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Top 10 Kayaks For Cold Weather Paddling

Top 10 Kayaks For Cold Weather Paddling

| December 5, 2012 | 4 Comments

A few months back, I wrote a short piece that caused a bit of a stir. Apparently “storing your kayak for the winter” didn’t resound well with many, especially those residing in more temperate regions (tongue in cheek of course). But the reality for many is that the idea of putting a kayak out of […]

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Quest for a Kayak Ends at Tarpon 120

Quest for a Kayak Ends at Tarpon 120

| December 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

I have been on a quest the past few months. No, not for hunting dragons, but for a kayak. I have tried out tons of different models from sit insides to sit on tops and have even had a chance in the Hobie Adventure Island. I was being somewhat picky on the model of kayak […]

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In Focus: Sierra Designs Zissou 0 Sleeping Bag

In Focus: Sierra Designs Zissou 0 Sleeping Bag

| December 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Condensation might not be at the front of your mind when planning for a cold weather camping trip, but a little bit of moisture can seriously dampen the fun you should be having outdoors. If it isn’t snowing, the frost on your tent melts when the sun comes up or if it is snowing and […]

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ACK Spring Grand Opening Reminder

ACK Spring Grand Opening Reminder

| November 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you’re synced in with any of our social pages or even an avid reader of our blog, no doubt you’ve heard our excitement about opening a new location north of Houston in Spring, TX. But just in case you haven’t been paying attention, the Grand Opening is this weekend! We’ve been preparing our store, getting […]

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In Focus: Sawyer Paddles Kids Tales Canoe Paddle

In Focus: Sawyer Paddles Kids Tales Canoe Paddle

| November 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

If you’ve looked for paddling gear for kids you’ve probably noticed there isn’t as much variety for the young ones as there is for us adults. Most paddlesports manufacturers offer some sort of tricked-out, accessorized version of a product for the grown-ups but kids aren’t always so lucky. While a lot of kids gear will certainly […]

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