Friends of Empire Wool and Canvas
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See the world through the lens of athlete, adventurer and photographer Chris Gibbs.
The most enabling piece of winter gear you can own. With a good stove inside a good shelter, your travels are only limited by time and imagination.
Knives, Accessories, and Apparel for Work, Play and Preparedness. Home of the Boreal Shirt, now that it grew up and moved out of the house.
Reliable softgoods. Duluth, MN. Traditional canvas bags, packs and travel gear. Outfit your adventures and your life in rugged style. Visit their retail / factory outlet, and watch your pack come to life before your eyes. Nice folks.
Snowshoes, Kits, Sleds, and Lodge Furniture. Built by hand from wood and lace in Minnesota.
Dogsleds, snowshoe toboggans and packing systems. Chris Evavold’s designs have crossed continents and won races under the worst winter conditions.
All of us, in one place, smelling faintly of wood smoke and good cooking. Save the dates, and join us in Minnesota for a pre-winter celebration of all things cold.
Simple, lightweight and durable backcountry shelters and stoves. Traditional “hot tent” camping with lightweight materials and cutting edge designs. Classic performance and comfort for the coldest winter adventures
Offering some of the finest adventures in North America. Dave and Kielyn Marrone embody the very spirit of winter travel.
Just like a cargo rocket for the winter. Snowshoe. Ski. Fatbike. Take your pick, and it will follow. High tech hauling for winter adventure.
Equal measures of style, whimsy and unadulterated skill. Breathtaking imagery made by hand in the old way. They make us look good.