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Site traffic way up.
Wednesday, 04 October 2006

Well things have been busy around here. It seems that the press release I posted about Lendal paddles being bought out has caused quite a stir. Looking at the stats program that runs on my server, we have just about had as much traffic so far this month as we did all last month and it is only Oct 5th! Interesting...
RACINE, Wis - Johnson Outdoors Inc. today announced it has added Lendal™ paddles to its portfolio of winning, outdoor recreational brands. The family-owned and managed Lendal™ company was acquired from founders and owners, Alistair and Marianne Wilson. The transaction, which closed on October 3, 2006, continues Johnson Outdoors’ strategic focus on acquisitions that complement its businesses, have market-leading potential and strengthen long-term profitability.

When's dinner ready?
Monday, 02 October 2006

So maybe I was a little hungry I'm not sure. I decided to see what was out there in the way of cookbooks for camping. Well, I found four different cookbooks so I decided to make a whole new category specifically for camping skills. View our new cooking skills category.
In a landmark 10-year study, the Canadian Red Cross, together with its partners, has compiled critical information on drownings in Canada. One of the key factors identified in boating-related drowning deaths in Canada is not wearing a PFD or lifejacket.

Kokatat Introduces New Ronin PFDs
Monday, 02 October 2006

A quality PFD is a crucial component to any water experience and just as a person’s adventure on the water may vary, so do their needs in personal floatation devices. Kokatat is pleased to introduce two models on their NEW Ronin platform, the Ronin (Type lll) and the Ronin Pro (Type V). These PFDs have a trimmed-down profile and unique internal harness, which provides a comfortable secure fit, full spinal protection and improved side protection, making the Ronin and Ronin Pro great choices for whitewater and ocean paddlers. A front-entry design, two pockets, and reflective accents make the Ronin PFDs user friendly, comfortable and a great addition to a paddler’s gear bag. Innovations such as reinforced adjustable, thermal molded foam padded shoulders with non-slip Hypalon® grip panels, stretch side panels, clip-on accessories, and superlative construction methods set a new standard in life vest design. Quick release chest harness meets or exceeds all USCG requirements for Type V Rescuer’s Harness. Both models will be made from GAIA™ PVC-free foam and are US Coast Guard and Transport Canada approved.
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