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Balkan Rivers Tour 3

Balkan Rivers Tour 3 » After two years and two tours, the Balkan Rivers Tour has evolved beyond just a ‘tour’ and turned into a movement in defense of wild rivers.

The Healing Powers of Water

The Healing Powers of Water » In the midst of battling cancer, Mike set out to circumnavigate his home island. He paddled an IK named Bob, took it slow and embraced the healing process.

How to Have ‘The Talk” with Your Boating Friends

How to Have ‘The Talk’ with Your Boating Friends » As boaters, it’s our job to protect our rivers and lands. This starts with the Leave No Trace Talk. Do it early and save the trip from awkward reprimands.

Bozeman: Paddling, Fishing and Food Under the Big Sky

Bozeman: Paddling, Fishing and Food Under the Big Sky » From mellow floats and technical big water runs to microbrews, bbq, and killer bakeries, Mike shares the goods on paddling and lifestyle’ing in and around Bozeman, Montana.

Sea Kayak Camping: Staying Ahead of the Curves

Sea Kayak Camping: Staying Ahead of the Curves » As a sea kayak camping pro, Rob’s tips for ‘staying ahead of the curve’ keep you comfortably warm, well fed and rested ensuring a positive experience.

Taos: Class V Whitewater, Class V Tacos

Taos: Class V Whitewater, Class V Tacos » Set up basecamp in Taos, New Mexico and within a short drive you’ll find over 57 contiguous miles of Class II to V whitewater, including the well-known Taos Box.

Wild & Scenic Passion on the Rogue

Wild & Scenic Passion on the Rogue » Hoping to spark new passions and fresh ideas, a group of river advocates spent two days on the Rogue River celebrating and discussing Wild & Scenic rivers.

Wild & Scenic Rivers 109

Wild & Scenic Rivers 109 » With 16 Wild & Scenic Rivers, Michigan ranks fifth for most designations. Learn five fun facts about the Pine, Manistee, Pere Marquette and Au Sable Rivers.

There’s More to Gauley Season Than the Festival

There’s More to Gauley Season Than the Festival » Gauley Season seems synonymous with the infamous Gauley Fest. But stick around Fayetteville, WV post-fest and explore the adventures beyond Pillow Rock.

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

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 service@nrs.com for help returning your Zen Rescue Life Jacket.

Omega Pacific Carabiner Recall Notice