Voyager Journal — waxed canvas

Made in Duluth, MN: Frost River

frost river Made in the USA waxed canvas

Recently I had the pleasure of catching up with David Hoole of Frost River, supplier of gorgeous and durable camping goods and packs. Based out of Duluth, Minnesota, the folks at Frost River make shoulder bags, canoe packs, bike bags, backpacks, briefcases, luggage, hunting and fishing cases out of tin-cloth, an extra strong waxed cotton canvas that ages beautifully. All bags are assembled by hand at Frost River headquarters which also supports a storefront. Visitors are able to take a peak at the production happening in the very same place.  How long has Frost River been around? How and when did the company start? Frost...

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Jungle Lover

costa rica frost river jungle rainforest waterfall waxed canvas

Waxed canvas - the rainforest is no match for you! Last week, privilege and luck ran into each other at full speed, and we found ourselves standing in front of La Catarata Río Fortuna -- a 230 ft Costa Rican waterfall that flows out of the ripe jungle and down into a natural pool of fresh water: a sight of unequivocal beauty, a real paradise. In the rain, we stripped down, stuffed everything in our bag, and headed for the water.  Bodies wet. Clothes & camera dry.  Thank you Mother Earth, thank you Frost River. 

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