Tag: hiking

Trail Curry in 15 Minutes

Trail Curry in 15 Minutes

| June 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

On my last camping trip I vowed to try something new for my camp cooking and quickly settled on the instant gourmet camping meals from Backpacker’s Pantry. What attracted me to these lightweight pouches was how easy they claimed to be – just add boiling water and eat! No heavy duty cooking gear required. So […]

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Outfit Your Expedition with Exped Equipment

Outfit Your Expedition with Exped Equipment

| March 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Heads up, Outdoor EXPEDition-ers, you can now find a new line of products at ACK to Outfit Your Adventure from Exped, an innovative company that’s been designing products for the casual hiker to the technical climber since 1997. Swiss based, Exped has slowly been making a name for themselves in the States and we aren’t […]

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In Focus: the Black Diamond Spot Headlamp

| February 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

ACK’s Steve Messana has taken quite a… shine… to the Black Diamond Spot Headlamp and wanted to show its unique features off in a new “In Focus:” video. This headlamp is pretty nifty with its different beams for different situations, its versatility and the convenient lock-out feature but the video is definitely the best way […]

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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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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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Mother’s Day 2012 – Give the Gift of the Great Outdoors

Mother’s Day 2012 – Give the Gift of the Great Outdoors

| May 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ahhhh Mom, no doubt she deserves it all but many would agree that simply spending quality time with her is all she really wants. This Mother’s Day, consider doing something a little different for Mom by giving her the gift of the great outdoors. We’re not just talking gear here but more so the experience […]

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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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