Hiking and Backpacking: The Ten Essentials

January 18, 2021

Going into the great outdoors can be a very centering experience. It’s been shown to lower stress and improve your mental health.  Being in nature can do this, but one must be prepared as it is the wilderness that is sought.  In the wild, the unexpected can happen.  Read on to learn how to be […]

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Metal Detecting in Florida: 5 Tips for Beginners

January 11, 2021

Allow me to paint a picture for you. Imagine the treasure of Spanish galleons, pirate warships, and English frigates beneath your feet. A thrilling notion, huh? Well, it’s more than imagination. The beaches and waters of the Florida coast contain some of this massive wealth. It is estimated that several million dollars worth of loot […]

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Take a Hike! Our Guide to the Best Food For Hiking

November 24, 2020

The best months of the year for hiking are here. The temperature has started to dip. Florida’s heat is no longer oppressive. There are many reasons to add hiking to your list of hobbies. Beyond the many health benefits, hiking is also a fun adventure. Pair it with your other outdoor activities such as fishing or bird watching to […]

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Time to Target Redfish!

November 13, 2020

Tampa Bay covers nearly 400 square miles and is Florida’s largest estuary. The area provides seemingly endless opportunities for the shallow water fishing enthusiast. As water temperatures cool, look for the redfish bite to get hot! In order to successfully target Tampa Bay’s winter redfish, you will need to focus your efforts on the right […]

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How Should a Snow Ski Boot Fit? Top 3 Things to Consider…

October 19, 2020

Snow ski season is approaching, and many of us are already thinking about getting on the slopes.  Floridians are hesitant to buy equipment because they think they only ski once or twice a year. For those who usually rent equipment, consider the following about how a snow ski boot should fit. Usually many other people […]

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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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How to Choose a Sleeping Bag (5 Things to Consider)

September 29, 2020

So your outdoor vacation has arrived, and you’re well into your trip.  The day’s events are all you hoped they would be.  There are beautiful views. You are connecting with nature.  The only problem is you can’t get a decent nights sleep.  It is affecting your enjoyment of the great outdoors.  A good nights rest […]

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Battery Operated Lights: Flashlights, Headlights and Lanterns, Oh My.

September 15, 2020

As time marches forward into the fall, daylight time gets shorter.  This increases the need for a good light source early in the morning and into the evening for our outdoor pursuits.  It is certainly necessary when camping, and very handy when fishing. With so many options available for lights, let’s explore your options. This […]

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Kayaking Paddle: Why You Should Upgrade Your’s

August 25, 2020

Sales of kayaks and stand up paddle boards have been high despite the pandemic, or perhaps because of it. This trend prompted Fox 13’s Charley’s World to feature Bill Jackson’s and how the store has been fairing. Customers have been buying kayaks and boards almost as fast as we can get them in. Read on […]

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Legalities Regarding Metal Detecting

August 10, 2020

Recently Hurricane Isaias passed by the east coast of Florida. Some customers came into our store with an interest in doing some metal detecting after the storm passed.  The currents, caused by any storm, churn up the seabed. Lost treasure is sometimes uncovered and washed up onto the shore, ready for discovery. So they stock […]

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