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Product Reviews: Tested by a Winter Texas Coast

Product Reviews: Tested by a Winter Texas Coast

| February 4, 2012 | 1 Comment

I recently spent a few days down at the Texas Coast with some family and friends. We were able to take advantage of the beautiful weather to do some paddling back in the bays, attempt a little fishing and have lots of fun! Naturally, for Christmas, I acquired a few items from ACK and couldn’t […]

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The Story of YETI Coolers

The Story of YETI Coolers

| November 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

Every once in a while a brand emerges from a sea of products, one which develops what you might consider a cult following — YETI is one of them. Sure, they’re just coolers but the moment you set your eyes on them you can tell something is different and even more so once you begin […]

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Leave No Trace, Not Even Soap Bubbles

Leave No Trace, Not Even Soap Bubbles

| June 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

As explorers and adventurers we venture deeper into our natural environment than most and therefore we can have a more significant impact on fragile ecosystems. We are all familiar with the term “Leave No Trace”, the concept is quite simple — don’t leave anything behind. I think we all get that, but sometimes we don’t […]

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Employee Spotlight – Nathan Norton

Employee Spotlight – Nathan Norton

| June 1, 2011 | 1 Comment

This month, we feature one of our most energetic and probably our skinniest employee, Nathan “Nate” Norton. If you’ve been to our Houston store, you may have talked to Nate and chances are he left a lasting impression on you. We invited Nate to tell us a little more about himself, his move to Texas […]

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Why Don’t YOU Have a CamelBak Hydration Backpack?

Why Don’t YOU Have a CamelBak Hydration Backpack?

| February 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

No seriously, why don’t you have one? It’s the perfect accessory for the athlete, outdoors person or even backyard gardener. Regardless of your activity, CamelBak Hydration Backpacks provide the necessary hydration that will make your experience that more enjoyable — especially here in Texas on a hot summer day! Of course, it doesn’t have to […]

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Map Knowledge: Squiggly Lines, Yes…Squiggly Lines

Map Knowledge: Squiggly Lines, Yes…Squiggly Lines

| February 3, 2011 | 1 Comment

Ever look at a trail map and wonder what all of the squiggly brown lines are for or what they mean? These lines are referred to as contour lines and they represent elevation changes on the map. When you look closely you can start to decipher where these lines represent the terrain like a hill, […]

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Photoblog: Family Fun on Inks Lake

Photoblog: Family Fun on Inks Lake

| December 30, 2010 | 1 Comment

Occasionally, we think it’s best to let photos speak for themselves. Amy, ACK’s Office Manager, took her family out to Inks Lake State Park in central Texas for a fall weekend camping trip and was nice enough to share some photos of her experiences. Looks like it was a beautiful day out there Amy. Want […]

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Camping the Kelty Way

Camping the Kelty Way

| November 28, 2010 | 1 Comment

An appreciation for one of America’s most sought after camping gear manufacturers. To my delight, I was recently introduced to the Kelty brand and after my first experience, was quickly converted to a loyal user. Since 1952, Kelty has built affordable, reliable outdoor gear that enables everyone, from the first-time camper to the experienced mountaineer, […]

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24 Hours of Rocky Hill Ranch

24 Hours of Rocky Hill Ranch

| November 10, 2010 | 0 Comments

The 24 hours of Rocky Hill Ranch is an annual 24-hour mountain bike race that takes place near Austin, just outside of Smithville, Texas. Competitors race in teams of 2 through 8 persons on a 9 mile course. Relay teams trade off riders after each lap. For the truly insane there is a solo division, […]

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