Whether you favor commando-style self-support trips or floating tailgaters with gourmet meals, you know the value of that perfect piece of gear–the headlamp that helps you find your missing flip flop, the “princess pad” that saves your back, or the games and gizmos that keep the good vibes going. We stock all the supplies you need to make your overnighters memorable, in a good way. Shop All Camping Gear »
Talk Like an International Paddler » Heading abroad on a whitewater adventure? A few of our international paddlers share examples of common paddling phrases and words in their native languages.
Guide School: Using Your Oars » To better understand how to use oars, guides must first learn how oars move the raft and then focus on the fundamental strokes for efficiency on the water.
Cadence | Part 4: Horizon Lines » Cadence Part 4 discusses the importance of the boof stroke, a stroke kayakers should perfect and use in some form on every horizon line on the river.
Guide School: Using Your Body » In this how-to guide series, longtime raft guide Andy Hinton discusses the various strokes needed in your tool box to maneuver a paddle raft.
Self-Support Kayaking the Grand Canyon Is for Chumps » Rafting the Grand Canyon is like driving an RV across the country. Self-support kayaking the Grand Canyon is like driving a Prius. Which would you prefer?
The Long Stretch » Following in the paddle strokes of legends, three Idaho kayakers push off into the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Their goal: to paddle to the Snake River—300 miles—in one go.
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.
Important Public Notice: We have discovered that a limited number of Zen Rescue Life Jackets were manufactured with an incorrectly threaded top side adjustment strap, which prevents a tight, secure fit. Please read this important notice to determine if your jacket needs to be returned. Contact NRS Customer Service at 800.635.5202 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for help returning your Zen Rescue Life Jacket.