• 1-218-388-2292
  • Outfitting@bearskin.com

The Boundary Waters Expo recap

The Boundary Waters Expo recap

As the planning begins for the 2016 Boundary Waters Expo, I thought I’d give a recap of this year’s inaugural event.

The Boundary Waters Expo was held at the Seagull Public Landing in mid June.  It was highlighted by expert speakers, knowledgeable exhibitors, beautiful canoes, good friends, and perfect weather.  We had a nice turnout of around 200-300 people, enough to fill the presentations but not so many that you couldn’t get one-on-one time with the speakers.  While the event took a lot of time and effort to get together, in the end I thought it was a great success.

For info on the 2016 show, go to The Boundary Waters Expo or find us on Facebook.

Our 2015 Sponsors:

Camp Chow

Duluth Pack

Enlightened Equipment

Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness

Frost River

St. Croix Canoes

The Campaign to Save the Boundary Waters

Stewart River Boatworks

Nemo Equipment

Seattle Sports

Sealskinz

Cooke Custom Sewing

Sanborn Canoe Company

Northstar Canoes

Nova Craft Canoe

Souris River Canoes

Radiant Spirit Gallery

The Gunflint Trail booth was front and center in the big tent.

The Gunflint Trail booth was front and center in the big tent.

Tom from Loon Lake will talk your ear off!

Tom from Loon Lake will talk your ear off!

We had boats to demo from Nova Craft

We had boats to demo from Nova Craft

Northstar Canoes

Northstar Canoes

Stewart River Boatworks

Stewart River Boatworks

St.Croix Canoes

St.Croix Canoes and (not pictured) Souris River.

Nemo Equipment brought a variety of tents and other innovative equipment

Nemo Equipment brought a variety of tents and other innovative equipment

The Gunflint Trails own Camp Chow was at the show with their wonderful camping meals.

The Gunflint Trail’s own Camp Chow was at the show with their wonderful camping meals.

Eric Simula, Bearskins Musher, presented about bark canoes.

Eric Simula, Bearskin’s musher, presented about building bark canoes.

A highlight was personal paddling instruction for canoe legend Cliff Jacobson. Cliff has agreed to be available for lessons through out the entire expo next year.

A highlight was personal paddling instruction from canoe legend Cliff Jacobson.
Cliff has agreed to be available for lessons throughout the entire expo next year.

Cliff also demonstrated portaging, and gave a few tips.

Cliff also demonstrated portaging and gave a few tips.

Dan Cooke showed everyone how to rig a tarp. Watch out Dan, someone is sneaking up behind you!

Dan Cooke showed everyone how to rig a tarp. Watch out Dan, someone is sneaking up behind you!

The landing was full of great places for speakers to give there presentations.

The landing was full of great places for speakers to give their presentations.

Patti Johnson of the USFS arrived in style in a Forest Service Beaver. The Pilot happily gave spectators a tour of his plane.

Patti Johnson of the USFS arrived in style in a Forest Service Beaver. The pilot happily gave spectators a tour of his plane.

Voyageur Brewing Company stopped by and gave out free samples

Voyageur Brewing Company stopped by and gave out free samples

.

outfittingatbearskin

%d bloggers like this: