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Three Adventurous Ways to Enjoy Fall

October 28, 2015

As the steamy summer days – and nights – begin to subside here in Florida, more people will emerge from their air-conditioned cocoons and venture outside. Even though the daylight hours are getting shorter, there’s plenty of time to savor a fall adventure. Here are three popular fall activities to try this season: Camping About […]

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Benefits of Archery

October 28, 2015

Movies and television have elevated the exposure of archery, and consequently the sport has seen a sharp rise in participation numbers nationwide. According to an Archery Trade Association survey, more than 18.9 million Americans 18 and older participated in archery or bowhunted in 2012, and those numbers do not include those under 18 who have […]

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Five things to ask before you pack adventure clothing

August 25, 2015

Record numbers of Americans are getting into the outdoors. About 142.6 million participated in at least one outdoor activity in 2013, according to the Outdoor Foundation’s 2014 Outdoor Recreation Participation report. And those Americans spent a considerable amount of money on their pursuits. In the state of Florida alone, outdoor recreation generated $38.3 billion in […]

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Things You Should Know Before Heading to a Shooting Range for the First Time

August 10, 2015

Each year millions of Americans head to shooting ranges; some will experience firing a weapon for the first time. The reasons vary from wanting to know how to use a weapon for protection to hunting to sport shooting.  Whatever the reason, shooting ranges offer people the opportunity to handle and shoot firearms in a controlled […]

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Building a hurricane kit

May 20, 2015

It’s never too early to put together the essential supplies you need for a hurricane kit. As a general guideline, you should gather enough supplies for you and your family to survive for at least three days without assistance. FEMA’s website cautions that basic services (electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and phones) may not be […]

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Building a gear checklist for outdoor adventures

April 27, 2015

Just about every outdoor adventure requires gear, so here’s some advice on developing your gear checklist so you won’t head out unprepared. Start with the 10 essentials (actually we’ve got 11) to survive, and build your list out from there. Obviously, some activities, such as kayaking, fly-fishing or scuba diving, require specific gear, so supplemental […]

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Solar Panels Warm Water for Pool at Bill Jackson’s Shop for Adventure

March 17, 2015

Customers who venture beyond the palmetto-filled parking lot and through the dive shop know that the Bill Jackson Shop for Adventure has a 100,000-gallon pool for swimming, paddling and scuba diving. What most people don’t know is that Bill Jackson’s warms all that pool water in a most eco-friendly manner: solar panels.  

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Our favorite things…

July 30, 2014

Here is a list of some of Bill Jackson’s employee’s favorite products here at the store… Rich D’Angelo– My favorite product is the Ocean Reef Dive Mask. I love this mask. It’s pressurized due to the 2nd stage being integrated which eliminates mask squeeze. Also, it doesn’t leak or fog like a conventional mask. Divers […]

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July 17, 2014

Bill Jackson’s was voted one of the best places to work in the Bay Area. Maybe it’s because our staff is so “happy”…

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