Deck Bags - Going Above and Beyond

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While at Canoecopia in Madison this past Spring, we met a guide by the name of Dirk, from Polar Explorers and The Northwest Passage (kayaking, etc.). After some great conversation, Dirk purchased adeck bag to be used for an upcoming pulk (sled) trip to the North Pole in April. The plan, the experienced polar guide told us, was to keep his down parka in the deck bag for access during breaks from skiing, as well as a screwdriver and pliers to fix bindings when they broke (not uncommon at those cold temperatures from what we were told). April 14, 2011 at the Geographic North Pole,...

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Flying Canoes: A Canoe Cover Design for Savings

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Recently, North Water shipped out another unique gear design. This time it was a canoe cover designed for flying. We built the first one of it's kind a few years ago, but having now improved on the design we have found it reduces the cost of aviation fuel by 30% for airline companies in the North. While it may be an unique use, our design has been of great benefit for both handling the plane and cost savings. Below are some photos of the cover(s) being used on bush planes.

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Wilderness Classroom - The North American Odyssey

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Our friends, Dave and Amy Freeman, from The North American Odyssey are using technology to bring their adventurous expedition right into the lives of children through their classrooms. To see what Dave and Amy think of the North Water Four Play, click here: TNAO-FP Review. To find out more about the inspired Wilderness Classroom and what they do, visit their website here: www.wildernessclassroom.com You will no doubt be inspired! Wilderness Classroom: The North American Odyssey from Tamarack Media on Vimeo.

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The Woman In Black - Freya Hoffmeister - Sponsored by North Water

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Have you ever heard of Freya Hoffmeister? How about the "Woman in Black"?  Freya has the record for circumnavigating Australia and North Water is proud to be one of her sponsors.  Her life and athleticism is beyond inspirational. Freya went point to point across the Gulf of Carpentaria over several days, sleeping for a few hours at a time adrift in her kayak. And now she’s just completed the 1st of 3 stages of her circumnavigation of South America - during which she again used gear from North Water.  As a woman of great fortitude, she spends most of her time paddling...

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WILDERNESS CLASSROOM - NORTH AMERICAN ODYSSEY - Stage 5

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The following text was taken from a News Release from our friends of The Wilderness Classroom: N E W S   R E L E A S E For Immediate Release May 8, 2012 Contact: Scott McPherson 312.882.2473 mcphersonpublicaffairs@gmail.com WILDERNESS CLASSROOM BEGINS STAGE FIVE OF NORTH AMERICAN ODYSSEY Grand Portage, MN- Wilderness Classroom Leaders Dave and Amy Freeman will embark on Stage 5 of the North American Odyssey when they push off by kayak on May 9th, 2012 from Grand Portage, Minnesota on Lake Superior.  Stage 5 will take them along the North Shore of Lake Superior and then follow...

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