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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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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