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one woman - one kayak - 1007 lakes
Mary The Kayak Lady
Book $19.95
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Mary Shideler did not let her short stature interfere with a quest to paddle all 1,007 lakes in northern Minnesota's Itasca County using her home built Pygmy Kayak. The Kayak Lady  is a collection of stories and photos-a mix of adventure and fun-that documents Mary's experiences over 15 years. To read an excerpt from the book, click here.


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My Old Man And The Mountain, by Leif Whittaker

My Old Man and The Mountain

Hardcover Book: $23.99

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My Old Man and the Mountain tells the story of Leif Whittaker following in his father's footsteps to the summit of Mount Everest (Leif's father Jim Whittaker was the first American at the top of the Earth). It's been extraordinarily well received, having made the PNBA Bestseller List and been named one of "The Top Ten Adventure Books of the Year."  It's a great read worthy of throwing in the hatch on your next trip.


"Whittaker writes as he climbs mountains, with courage, grace, and a dash of humility. The result is an utterly compelling tale of a young man who bravely tackles two great challenges--one made of rock and ice and one made of doubts and fears. Its's a great read." --Daniel James Brown, author of The Boys in the Boat. 


stalking the blue eyed scallop - a book on foraging inter tidal zones

Stalking the Blue-Eyed Scallop

Book $20.00

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A delightful book on an immense variety of foods which you can gather by the ocean's edge. First published in 1964 by Euell Gibbons, this book was John's companion when living on the Queen Charlotte Islands in 1971. It is a timeless nature guide and cookbook.
Stalking the Blue-Eyed Scallop is a practical guide to the edibles that abound in and around tidal areas, and these are more numerous than the average man dreams of.

- Craig Claiborne, The New York Times

Stalking the Blue-Eyed Scallop


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paddle to seattle movie

Paddle to Seattle DVD
DVD $20.00

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Follow two friends as they build a pair of Pygmy Coho's and paddle together for 97 days through the wilderness on a journey from Alaska to Seattle.  Paddler magazine calls it "The best feature film on kayaking produced in the last decade." For a preview of the film click here: Paddle to Seattle Trailer


Helen Wilson's muli-level guide to rolling a kayak

Simplifying the Roll with Helen Wilson

DVD $29.95


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A multi-level guide to learning, troubleshooting and progressing through an ancient Greenland technique.

The Roll: Learn the fundamentals of a roll using a technique that is gentle on the body.

Troubleshooting: Make your roll cleaner, more consistent and more reliable.

Advanced Rolls: Progress to more advanced rolls (including norsaq, hand and elbow rolls).



This is the Sea DVD

This is the Sea DVD

DVD $30.00

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Featuring Ginni Callahan in her Arctic Tern 14.  Thrilling footage taken from a kayak cam in big surf and roaring tidal races lets you feel you're in the boat with expert paddlers!  See and hear personal insights from the world's top sea paddlers including expedition paddler Chris Duff, Greenland Kayak Champion Maligiaq, and world leaders Nigel Foster and Nigel Dennis.  Locations are as far a field as California, Georgia, Washington, Greenland, Wales and Russia.
























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