These are businesses whose products we use and believe in: Made in Minnesota and Wisconsin 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 & Nathan Cooke design & manufactures proven, durable, and creative gear I depend on season after season.
  • Wintergreen Northern Wear – Ely-made family-owned retailer specializing in outdoor apparel such as jackets, pants & shorts for all ages. 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.
  • Snowtrekker Tents – Exceptional canvas tents that continue to maintain their status as the flagship of winter camping tents. Outfitters & Guides count on their absolute dependability, thanks to progressive design refinements that add ease of set-up and overall tent perfection. Stay warm and enjoy winter camping!