These are businesses whose products we use and believe in: Minnesota-made companies that produce terrific, trail-tested gear perfect for Boundary Waters wilderness travel & camping in all seasons!

  • Northstar Canoes – Ted Bell designs the best canoes on the water. Light-weight, maneuver beautifully, and easily handle loads on calm or wind-tossed waters.
  • Cooke Custom Sewing – Packs, Shelters, Tarps and so much more. Dan and Karen Cooke design & manufacture proven, durable, and creative gear I depend on season after season.
  • Wintergreen Northern Wear – Ely-made by Susan Schurke and her amazing crew, winter-tested worldwide. Fashion meets function exponentially!
  • Steger Mukluks – Recognized worldwide, designed and manufactured in Ely, MN. The lightest, warmest footwear you’ll ever find.
  • – A great way to pull your winter camping load.

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