A Long Paddle North: Another Incredible Clark Family Expedition

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A Long Paddle North - Jasper to Tuktoyaktuk from Dan Clark on Vimeo. A slideshow from our 95 day paddle from Jasper AB to Tuktoyaktuk NT along the length of the Mackenzie drainage, which is the longest river system in Canada. We dare you to watch this video and not feel inspired by the images and views experienced by Dan Clark and his young family on this amazing northern canoe journey. This ninety-five day expedition was made partly possible by their custom canoe deck from North Water - which we made to be adaptable for their growing family. You can watch...

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North Water Field Office: A Behind The Scenes Look

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North Water Field Office: 2007 EXPEDITION VEHICLE One of the best things about real outdoor companies is that we are real outdoor people. We spend time in the same environment that our equipment is made for. Our work takes us beyond the desk and factory floor. When that happens, our field office enables North Water to do what we do best - making gear that is truly built for life. Our North Water Field Office is used to access remote areas, visit dealers, as well as provide a base camp for paddling and general expedition use related to on going promotion...

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North Water - Field Office - Outdoor Retailer Trip 2012

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 One of the best things about real outdoor companies is that we are real outdoor people. We spend time in the same environment that our equipment is made for. Our work takes us beyond the desk and factory floor. When that happens, our field office enables North Water to do what we do best - making gear that is truly built for life. One recent trip was to the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City, Utah. Here are some photos of the trip back from Outdoor Retailer 2012. We went into the Salmon River Valley, through Idaho, as well as...

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Rounding The Bend With The Wilderness Classroom Project

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On Earth Day (April 22) of 2010, Dave and Amy Freeman [of The Wilderness Classroom Project] began the North American Odyssey, a three year, 12,000 mile journey across North America by kayak, canoe, and dogsled. The purpose of their expedition is to highlight North America’s waterways and wild places while actively engaging over 100,000 elementary and middle school students in their journey though their website and school assemblies. Dave and Amy Freeman Image source: The Wilderness Classroom Page on Facebook Thus, the Wilderness Classroom (leaders Dave and Amy Freeman) have spent the past two years working their way across North America...

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Arctic Wolf vs North Water Canoe Deck

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Screen shot from the YouTube video titled "Arctic Wolf vs PakCanoe On any paddling trip, one needs to be able to rely on the strength of the gear – this is why North Water builds a resilient lashing system.  Recently one of our deck systems had an encounter with a hungry wolf. While our outfitting is not intended for protection from Arctic Wolves, we know NW is built for the rigors of almost anything. And as you can see, it certainly held up to the teeth of this wolf much better then the canoe did! Screen shot from the YouTube...

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