Surfski Paddlers: Learn Two Essential Skills

July 15, 2022

Two Essential Skills for Surfski Paddlers Surfski paddling burst into the sports scene around 2017 and its popularity continues to grow as its accessibility improves, more people learn about it, and the boards become more performance-oriented.  If you’re already a fan of surfskis, then you’re familiar with the versatility of these long kayaks–as well the […]

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Top Five Springs For Scuba in Florida

June 15, 2022

Florida Springs offer visitors excellent sites to swim, snorkel, and scuba dive. Explore dark, mysterious caverns hidden under cool, refreshing springs and enjoy a unique and unsurpassed experience Whether you want to look around Florida’s Blue holes or deep caves, there’s a truly wonderous experience for everyone. Yes, even for a curious Scuba beginner. Find […]

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Vehicle Rooftop Racks for Your Kayak or Stand Up Paddle Board

May 15, 2022

Are you looking for a vehicle rooftop rack for your kayak or stand-up paddle board? Read on to learn what you need to consider before you purchase your rooftop rack. So you bought a kayak or stand up paddle board, and you are excited to use it.  Now you need to get it to the […]

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Which Firearms Are Best for Home Defense

April 28, 2022

This article was written by Will Deem, Firearms Instructor, Bill Jacksons Gun Department There is no best firearm for home defense per se.  Of the three common types of firearms, each has advantages and disadvantages.  Further, the choice of “best” also depends on the user.  Stature, and wrist and upper arm strength can be determining […]

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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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Understanding metal detectors: You get what you pay for . . .

March 31, 2022

We get many customers who come in to ask about metal detectors. In their mind they want to get started, but don’t want to invest a lot of money.  When looking online, they see prices under $200, and think that’s doable. Not so fast.  There are a few things to understand about metal detectors to […]

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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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Snow Skiing and Boarding Eastern vs. Western Mountains: Things to consider

October 12, 2021

If you are planning a snow ski or boarding trip this winter, there are many options for vacation locations from which to choose. Our store is located in Florida.  Many customers are surprised to learn that we have a snow ski and boarding department thinking it wouldn’t be profitable. The Tampa Bay area on the […]

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What You Need to Know About Properly Fitting A Handgun

September 15, 2021

Ever listened to someone who has picked up a handgun and made the comment “this just feels right?”  Truth is, there is a lot of truth in that statement, since a handgun that doesn’t “feel right” probably won’t shoot right for you. I frequently use the analogy of fitting a gun to your hand to […]

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What is the best firearm for home defense? A comprehensive guide to choosing the best firearm for home defense.

August 30, 2021

What is the best firearm for home defense?  Simple question, simple answer – it depends.  To begin, we have to consider the basic types of firearms that are suitable for home defense:  pistols/revolvers, shotguns,  and rifles/carbines.  Each has their own strengths, and each has their own weaknesses, which we should consider. Also, there are several personal […]

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