C&K Awards... And the nomination goes to.....

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Not long ago, the Canoe and Kayak Magazine Awards nominees were announced. Turns out a few of our good friends were given recognition for their passionate work. Canoe and Kayak Magazine has listed Dave and Amy Freeman and their adventure Wilderness Classroom as a finalist in the “Spirit of Adventure” Award which is one of the categories of the 2013 Canoe and Kayak Awards. Vote for the Wilderness Classroom here: http://www.canoekayak.com/canoe-kayak-awards/vote/spirit-of-adventure/ supplied photo : David Freeman North Water chose to support this expedition as it was a way to help inspire and bring the wilderness to school children around the...

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There Is No Place Like Home (In a Cockpit)

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Check out this recent email we received from Leigh Purvis about his custom North Water canoe deck complete with "Kids Cockpit Hatches":

This two little ones feel right at "home" in their hatches.

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The 11,700-Mile Human-Powered North American Odyssey Comes To An End

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Photo credit: Bryan Hansel Having landed their kayaks in the Florida keys on Thursday, April 4, 2013, Amy and Dave Freeman have thus completed their 3-year, 11,700-mile expedition across North America by kayak, dogsled and canoe. It has been estimated that over 80,000 elementary and middle school students from around the world have participated in the Wilderness Classroom's North American Odyssey by the use modern day advances in virtual technology. What compelled Dave and Amy to even dream of such an undertaking? Their press release states: "According to the Outdoor Foundation's 2012 Outdoor Recreation Participation Report, the biggest reason that children...

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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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