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Jim Baird Adventurer

Werner Paddles is excited to announce their inaugural canoe team athlete — Jim Baird. You may be familiar with Jim, and his brother Ted, as the season 4 winners of History Channel’s TV show ...

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Winter Circumnavigation of Vancouver Island

Late last summer, I came up with a wild, ambitious idea: attempt a winter circumnavigation Vancouver Island. As far as I could tell, it had not been done before. While planning I had tracked down a couple people who h ...

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President Roosevelt’s contributions to our wilderness

"There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm." -President Theodore Roosevelt  This Presidents Day we'd like t ...

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Packrafting the Neve Traverse

As I lay on my wooden bunk, the last light of the day streaming in through dusty, cracked windows I looked up at a tattered map stapled to the wall above, duct taped togeth ...

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Werner Paddles - Moving to Monroe WA

For Immediate Release:   The Sultan, WA based company Werner Paddles announced today that they will be moving their production facility from Sultan to Monroe, WA.  The move will bring both manufacturing and the fulfillment center under one roof in order to improve efficiencies.  ...

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Limited Edition Lone Star - Camano and Shuna

Available February 27th Shuna Lone Star - Limited Edition: ...

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Throw Back Thursday. 2007 to 2017, wishing Doug Ragan all the best after 10 great years.

Happy Throw Back Thursday to you.  This blog originally ran in April of 2015, part of a #TBT celebration as we looked back over our history while celebrating 50 Years of handcrafting paddles.  Today, we repurpose it as we send off a friend and amazing colleague of 10 years, sales director Doug Ragan.     ...

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Jackson Kayak.  More than a decade later, still BIG news in a Small TN town.

It was 2003 when Jackson Kayak was officially founded in the small town of Sparta, TN.  But even though they are over a decade into their exciting history, the positive effect the company has had on this small Tennessee town is still big news.  Both in the economic benefits as well a ...

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Werner Paddles Logo Story

The Werner Paddles logo is one of tradition and family.  Have you ever heard the story?  Although apparent earlier in the relationship of Martha and Werner Furrer (on items such as their climbing gear or Martha's pottery,) the logo was not evident on paddles until the first Werner design In 1965.  Looking at the dra ...

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Greenland Kite-Kayak Supertrip 5000 September 9th update

Not a lot to report in this week's update from Werner Paddle's athlete Ben Stookesbury, as he along with team members Sarah Mcnair-Landry and Erik Boomer continue to kite-ski (towing all of their camping and paddling gear) 600 miles across the Greenland ice cap.  If you are just tuning in now, you can get caught up on the ...

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Greenland Kite-Kayak Supertrip 5000 August 26th update.

Not a lot to report in this week's update from Werner Paddle's athlete Ben Stookesbury, as he along with team members Sarah Mcnair-Landry and Erik Boomer continue to kite-ski (towing all of their camping and paddling gear) 600 miles across the Greenland ice cap.  If you are just tuning in now, you can get caught up on the ...

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Greenland Kite-Kayak Supertrip 5000 August 19th update.

The Supertrip 5000 expedition, over the Greenland ice cap, continues and we got s ...

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