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With the performance-enhancing features of NRS knives, we guarantee you’ll be prepared for any rescue situation, whether you’re in the water entangled in rope or stuck on shore without a bottle opener. From salt-resistant titanium to friction-release sheaths, hybrid blades to collapsible, our knives cover all the bases. Shop all knives now »

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Fairy-tale Rivers of Romania » Cursed by an infamous fairy tale, Romania should be recognized first for its stunning wilderness, captivating culture and awesome whitewater.

My Home Run: Part 1 » From New York to Vermont to Pennsylvania, Part 1 of the My Home Run series follows three kayakers on a run down their favorite backyard rivers.

Canyon Time » Boaters don’t lose time in the Grand Canyon, they get lost in it. When we describe feeling dwarfed by its size, it's not rock we are talking about, but time.

Family Rafting 101: His and Hers » Seasoned or not, any rafting parent can appreciate these tips to maintain your indoor sanity, feed your outdoor passions and keep that ‘spark’ alive.

The Salad Days » One legendary river runner reflects on his lifelong affair with Desolation Canyon.

Weathering the Storm » When adventuring with your partner, surviving literal storms and overcoming internal ones makes for a better story and a stronger relationship.

Ain’t Life Grand: A SUP Adventure Through Grand Teton National Park » Needing to mark off Grand Teton National Park for his SUP guidebook research, Greg set out on a front-country paddling adventure through this iconic park.

Kayaking Expeditions on a Remote River How-To Series » After a 17-day adventure on the Rio Apurimac, We Are Hungry shares tips and tricks on preparing for, packing for, and staying safe on a kayaking expedition.

Tricks and Treats on the Wild and Scenic Rogue River » For the most part, you have to pack your own treats, but the Wild and Scenic Rogue River always has some tricks up her fluvial sleeves.

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.

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Consumer Information

It’s come to our attention that possibly one or more production runs of the bilge pump may have been assembled without properly setting the adhesive for the gasket head into the piston. For the pumps with this defect, the pump quickly and easily fails, rendering the pump useless. Our research shows these pumps are limited to lot# 201804 (this number is located under the yellow foam float on the pump body).

To see if you have a defective pump, aggressively work the piston a dozen or so times. If the pump holds intact, you do not have a faulty pump. If your pump gasket releases, you’ll immediately notice it. The piston will slide free and the pump will not function as designed. Please contact NRS and we will replace the pump at once.