Natalie and I had an awesome time in Madison this weekend at Canoecopia! We talked to just about every booth there and found some more top-notch sponsors.
After a meeting with the great Darren Bush, Rutabaga has agreed to sponsor us! We can't wait to work with Wisconsin's premier outdoor retailer.
Ostrom Outdoors of Thunder Bay Canada will be providing us with our packing system. Two packs and a barrel. Check them out at http://ostromoutdoors.com/.
Ely's Wintergreen Northern Wear will graciously be donating our cold weather gear! We will surely be protected from the wind.
Olympic Granola will be sponsoring us with some of their delicious oats.
We loved talking with Scott Harris, and we're really looking forward to using our Bungee Dealy Bobs!
Spirit of the Wilderness in Ely, MN will be giving us some sunglasses!
Kinetic Koffee will keep us awake with 13 pounds of organic coffee!
Kokatat will be keeping us afloat with PFDs!
At the steripen booth we met with Larry who was very excited about our trip. He gave a three Princeton Tech headlamps and a Steripen. We hope to look to these corporations for future support.
We spoke with several other vendors, outfitters and magazines at Canoecopia and we can't wait to get in touch with Granite Gear, NRS, Icebreaker, Smartwood, Sea to Summit, SeaLife Cameras, Core Concepts, Adventure Egg, Katadyn, WindPaddle, NorthWater and Pemba. We'll keep you up to date on who we end up partnering with. We also talked to Silent Sports Magazine, Canoe and Kayak, Canoeroots Magazine, the Sierra Club, and paddling.net about being featured in their magazines.
What a weekend! Natalie will be writing more about our overall experience later!
I forgot to mention we also are partnering with GSI Outdoors. They will be giving us the Pinnacle Dualist and the Halulite Ketalist. Um ya ya.