Jon Turk & Erik Boomer NY Times

The world of kayaking expeditions received a huge exposure boost these past two weeks when Jon Turk and Erik Boomer were interviewed in both The New York Times and Canada’s weekly news magazine, Macleans.

Jon Turk and Erik Boomer in Macleans Magazine.

Jon Turk and Erik Boomer are also in the running for National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year for their successful circumnavigation of Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada. The time to vote is over now and we should be hearing who won sometime in mid February.

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Bryan Smith on Adventure Vision

If you have ever thought of getting into the world of adventure film production, paddler and film guy extraordinaire, Bryan Smith is highlighted on the latest National Geographic webTV episode of Fringe Elements.

The latest episode called Adventure Vision gives some background of how Bryan got into film production as well as a sliver of insight into how some of those amazing adventure films are put together. If you don't have time to watch the video below the short version is that it's a really huge pile of work to get the shots looking right.

The gear nerd in me was all excited to see that Bryan is now shooting with RED cameras. Not the ultra high-end ($58,000) handheld RED EPIC cameras that Peter Jackson is using to shoot the Hobbit but it’s still pretty cool none-the-less.

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MSR LogoSeattle, U.S.A. - Cascade Designs, Inc., the Seattle-based industry leader in the design and manufacture of premier outdoor equipment, is proud to announce that the company's new MSR Carbon Reflex 2 tent has been honored by National Geographic Adventure magazine with a Best of Adventure gear award. One of 29 products awarded, the MSR Carbon Reflex 2 tent was selected for its impressive interior volume, durability and extremely light weight.
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Johnson OutdoorsRACINE, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--JOHNSON OUTDOORS INC. (Nasdaq: JOUT), a global leader in outdoor recreational products, today announced the Company's Necky® ChathamTM Advanced CompositeTM Carbon kayak was awarded the prestigious 2008 "Best of Adventure Gear" by the editors of NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE magazine and "Gear of the Year" honors from MEN'S JOURNAL magazine. The awards, which were both announced on November 15th, recognize exciting new products in the outdoor recreation marketplace.

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Discovery Sea Kayaks GuidingThe San Juan Island based sea kayak tour company has been recognized as one of the world's best adventure travel outfitters.
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Kayaking in the Desert

National Geographic Logo National Geographic recently posted a video report of John Bowermaster's 2003 trip to the arid altiplano region of South America.

Watch Bowermaster and his team as they haul their sea kayaks past volcano's and across salt beds in an expedition to paddle kaleidoscopic mountain lakes and reconnect with the desert's watery past.




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