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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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Flowstate Episode 6: Alaskan Paradise

Flowstate Episode 6: Alaskan Paradise » Featuring both solid whitewater and salmon fishing holes, the Tebay River was a perfect place for Brendan to wrap up another season in Alaska.

Where Slalom Meets Wild Rivers

Where Slalom Meets Wild Rivers » By dissecting the skills David Bain built as a slalom kayaker (and honed on wild rivers), we explore how a slalom-base can evolve into expert river running.

A Grom’s Perspective on Teaching Kids to Kayak

A Grom’s Perspective on Teaching Kids to Kayak » You can teach a kid to kayak or you can teach a kid to love kayaking. Destined for both, Connor shares what he remembers most from his parents’ methods.

How To Set Up a River Wing

How To Set Up a River Wing » A river wing is a high-quality tarp, or rainfly, specially designed to provide shade and protect you from rain when camping on the river. Setting up a river wing is easy once you know the proper techniques.

Standard Rafting Gear: Rusty the Bear Dog

Standard Rafting Gear: Rusty the Bear Dog » When a rafting family adopts an anxious, unruly, water-distrusting dog, they aren’t sure they made a good decision. But the Rogue River Bear changes it all.

River Warriors: Marieke Vogt

River Warriors: Marieke Vogt » Marieke Vogt has spent decades cultivating a friendship with rivers. Today, she’s a skilled kayak instructor and a dedicated river steward.

Aniakchak, A Wild Love Story

Aniakchak, A Wild Love Story » Opting to learn a new sport together, Graham and Shannon spend months learning to packraft before launching on a 10-day Alaskan adventure.

The Sixteenth Spot: Rowing Strangers Down the Grand

The Sixteenth Spot: Rowing Strangers Down the Grand » Answering an online call-for-rowers, Eric joins a private Grand Canyon trip. Although he starts as a 16th-wheel, it’s not long before he’s part of the fam.

The Route of the 1000 Islands

The Route of the 1000 Islands » Hoping for one last summer adventure, four sea kayakers spend three days circumnavigating Lošinj, one of the 1,244 islands off the coast of Croatia.

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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