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Nine Signs You Live in a Rafting Town » If you attend a wedding wearing Chacos and toting PBR and the guy beside you is wearing Chacos and talking about the CFS, you might live in a rafting town.

The Lasting Effects of “Cousins Kayak Camp” » Lovingly forced to learn to paddle at Uncle Dan’s Cousins Kayak Camp, Monica Nigon carries the lessons learned through a decade of guiding and rafting.

Life Downstream » Life Downstream offers a powerful look at the intersection of recreation and livelihood and the reminder that to truly know a rive r requires questions most paddlers never think to ask.

A Grand Canyon Winter Solstice » For Jasmine Wilhelm, 23 strangers, 30 days in the Grand Canyon, cold temps and limited daylight proved an unlikely source of warmth and light.

Seribu Riam: The Land of a Thousand Rapids » Throw six strangers together in the Bornean jungle and what do you get? The 2022 British University Kayak Expedition (BUKE).

Ian Smith & the Watersmith Guild » Through programs like First Waves, Ian Smith and the Watersmith Guild empower conservation by reintroducing Pennsylvania youth to the beauty and potential of their home rivers.

Seven Days on the Sacred Monkey River » The Usumacinta River wasn’t the easy introduction to multiday rafting Nick Bahamonde was hoping for, but it was still perfection.

Untangling a Complex Story on the Ikpikpuk River » Postponing his post-grad future to canoe the Ikpikpuk River, John Gove struggles with the debate to drill or not within Alaska’s National Petroleum Preserve.

Rods, Rolls & Reality on the Soca » A peculiar bunch of kayakers trade their paddles for fly rods to cast for Soca River trout and show that conservation is anything but boring.

About NRS: Northwest River Supplies

About NRS: Northwest River Supplies

In 1972, with only $2,000 in his personal savings, Bill Parks started Northwest River Supplies with one mission: to help others raft. 42 years later, Bill sold NRS to its employees. Today, the 100% employee-owned business strives to continue Bill’s legacy helping people pursue passions on the water.

At our Moscow, Idaho headquarters you’ll find passionate water-lovers just like you, from rafters to whitewater kayakers, sea kayakers to stand up paddlers, kayak anglers to fly fishermen. Our lives, and livelihoods, are drawn to water.