Tag: camping

In Focus: the Jetboil Flash Cooking System

| February 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

You want to be comfortable when camping and food is certainly a big part of that comfort. We like the Jetboil Flash Cooking System so much we decided to show it off a bit in a new “In Focus:” video. This thing heats water in no time (well, ~2 minutes if you’re counting…) and will […]

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Trip Report: Big Bend National Park

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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Raccoon the Biggest Pitfall of Winter Camping in Texas

Raccoon the Biggest Pitfall of Winter Camping in Texas

| January 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

The other day I took an opportunity to “go play” at Huntsville State Park with a couple of my good friends. The weather was typical of a winter day in east Texas, a bit cool with some precipitation. However, I wasn’t going to let some weather stop me from going camping! I find that winter camping can […]

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Therm-a-Rest Sleeping Bags? Yes Sleeping Bags…

Therm-a-Rest Sleeping Bags? Yes Sleeping Bags…

| January 10, 2013 | 1 Comment

You read that right, Therm-a-Rest, the kings of the sleeping pad have just released a new line of sleeping bags and they are stout. From the 750+ fill goose down 0°F Altair (Read:Really Warm) to the 40°F Regulus Blanket they’ve got you covered…literally. The general premise behind the line seems to be warm, light and […]

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Blog Spotlight: TrailCooking.com

Blog Spotlight: TrailCooking.com

| December 27, 2012 | 1 Comment

Part of the camping experience is the food you eat while you’re in the outdoors. Maybe you’re a minimalist and only interested in bringing a few meal bars, or maybe you bring your Lodge Logic Dutch Ovens and cook a hearty meal around the fire. Whatever the case, we wanted to share a very in […]

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Never Fear, We’ve Got Winter Gear

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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Camping this weekend? Be prepared…

Camping this weekend? Be prepared…

| October 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

Are you heading out for the weekend? Maybe a few nights at a State Park, or a couple of days at a hike-in-site.  Be prepared. Take a quick and simple inventory of your gear and you can make sure that you have a relaxing weekend. Water First Aid Lights Insect Repellent Rain Gear/Rain Canopy Camera […]

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In Focus: Unique Outdoor Products

In Focus: Unique Outdoor Products

| October 6, 2012 | 1 Comment

ACK is a very fluid company (pun intended!) and we have new products coming in constantly. Part of my job as the company photographer is to keep the site updated with photos of our new products. I was born and raised in Texas and even though I love this place, I’ve suffered in the Texas […]

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Outdoor Summer Fun, Fun, Fun!

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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2012 Kayak Angler Tournament Series – Lake Travis Report

2012 Kayak Angler Tournament Series – Lake Travis Report

| March 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

The third event of the KATS series took place this past Saturday at Pace Bend Park drawing over 50 anglers! The recent heavy rainfall made for a tough fishing day due to a “chocolate milk lake and blueberry sky” as one competitor Kevin Hebert described it. The competition was preceded by a camp out of […]

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