Adventure Clothing


Best Florida Camping Gear: 8 Things to Consider

April 15, 2022

Florida camping season usually runs from February to May to avoid excessive heat, but some people will continue into the summer.  Bless their hearts.  For those people, we have 8 things to consider when choosing camping gear.  Read on to learn more. 1. Tents with lots of mesh: In Florida, it’s best to have a […]

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Trail running shoes versus hiking boots: Footwear options for your next hike

March 14, 2022

Many come to Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure to get help fitting footwear for their adventures. When one thinks of hiking footwear, there is an image of big clunky heavy boots. In the past number of years there has been a shift to lighter options. Technology in both footwear and other gear has given us […]

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3 Unexpected Benefits of Taking Time Out in Nature

March 22, 2021

Hopefully, if you are reading this, you already enjoy spending time in nature. Continue reading to learn about the benefits of taking time out in nature. However, whether you are a seasoned outdoorsman or need a bit of nurture to get out in nature, you might be surprised by some of the benefits of spending […]

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How to Stay Warm and Toasty During Cold Weather Hiking

February 22, 2021

Hiking is a great way to reduce stress, calm anxiety, and boost your mood. It provides essential exercise and lets you reconnect with nature. Wondering how to stay warm on a cold hike in Florida? Read on to learn more. You don’t have to think of it as a summer activity. If you prepare properly you can still […]

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The Layering System (3 Things to Know)

October 9, 2020

As time marches on into fall and certainly winter, many customers will be coming to Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure for cold weather clothing.  Floridians who will be travelling north and west for their adventures will find the cold to be a challenge, even though it is predicted winter will be mild like last year. […]

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Backyard Habitat and Birding: What you Need

April 8, 2020

During this pandemic, many are staying home, and have chosen to pass the time by working in their yards. Since so many parks are closed, I recommend turning your yard into a park. The National Wildlife Federation has a program to certify your yard as a backyard habitat. This gives you a convenient place to […]

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7 Tips for Using Binoculars This Spring

February 3, 2020

40% of Americans 16 or older participated in wildlife-related activities in 2016. If you’re part of this demographic, then you most likely have a pair of binoculars or are looking to purchase one soon.  But without knowing how to use them properly, you may just miss out on seeing that rare specimen you’ve been looking for. […]

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A Hiker’s Guide to Trail Etiquette

January 24, 2020

Considering how expansive America is, and how much nature there is to see, it’s really no surprise that people love getting out there and exploring what Mother Nature has to offer.  In 2017, there were around 44.9 million hikers in America.  Some trails are more popular than other.  With so many people on those trails, there is […]

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The Importance of Adventure Clothing

November 26, 2018

More than $887 billion were spent on outdoors-related recreation, according to a 2017 report from the Outdoor Industry Association. That’s right: billion, with a B. A sizable chunk of that spending was on adventure clothing and apparel. Why? Because if you love the outdoors, you appreciate quality adventure clothing that both performs and keeps you […]

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How to prepare properly for winter paddling

November 29, 2016

Living here in the Sunshine State we enjoy the outdoors year round. But despite the pleasant air temperature during our “winter” in Florida, the water in our rivers, lakes and the Gulf of Mexico does chill quite a bit. You can suffer from hypothermia if you don’t outfit yourself properly. Continue reading to learn how […]

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