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What started as a simple social sharing campaign to celebrate and encourage a more welcoming paddlesports community has evolved into an action-backed commitment to breaking down barriers to the outdoors. Today, the Just Add Water Project is about supporting activists and organizations in building an inclusive paddling community, creating new advocates for conservation, and protecting the health of, and access to, our shared lands and waters.Learn more »
How to Pace Yourself for a Lifetime of River Trips » Multi-days aren't easy on the mind and body. Take steps to ease the mental and physical strains and ensure a lifetime of river adventures.
Recreational Paddling in the Balkans » Whether you prefer rapids or calm seas, kayaks or SUPs, the Balkans offer a range of recreational options for the adventurous paddler.
Brainwaves » Between the still undiagnosed illness she contracted in Uganda and Post-Concussive Syndrome, depression constantly challenges Brooke Hess’ fun-loving spirit.
Learning to Kayak Fish » When Luke Rovner, an avid sea kayaker, moved to the coastal regions of Georgia, he decided to explore the joys of kayak fishing.
Exploring the Jewels of Lake Superior » With gear for five days, a group of stand-up paddlers pushed off the shores of Lake Superior in search of sea caves and desolate islands.
Zambezi Brothers » There are so many incredible aspects of kayaking, but nothing beats getting to travel and kayak the Zambezi with your brothers.
An Ode to River Maps » Whether you prefer dog-eared maps with handwritten notes or a crisp, laminated one for every trip, river maps have a place on every boat.
How to Build a River Tiki Bar » A multi-day accessory you never knew you needed, the river tiki bar turns any camp into a tropical paradise—and it fits in a Bill’s Bag.
Changing the Flow » In 2018, four paddlers started the Himalayan Adventure Girls—Nepal’s first all-female rafting company. This is their story. At least part of it.
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.