November 9, 2010 Newsletter

Wilderness Supply E-Newsletter November 9, 2010

We're firmly in November (though it may not always feel that way).  With this beautiful fall weather, there's tons of opportunities to get out and enjoy yourself --- and when the weather inevitably turns, there will be no shortage of winter activities to keep you busy!  So whether you're clinging to the above-zero temperatures, or frantically awaiting the first dusting of snow, we've got your gear.

Buy a Jacket, Win a Sleeping Bag!

Get set for cold weather before it happens with a new winter jacket from Wilderness Supply.  If a toasty warm torso isn't enough incentive, our Winnipeg store has decided to sweeten the deal: for a limited time, purchase a winter jacket and you will be entered to win a free The North Face Tundra sleeping bag! This down bag is rated below -25C, perfect for keeping warm during your cold-weather adventures.  Our draw-date is the first day of winter (December 21st): just in time for Christmas and our coldest Canadian months. (This offer is valid in our Winnipeg store only)

$100 off the DeLorme PN-60w GPS with Spot Messenger

The new DeLorme PN-60w GPS with Spot Messenger has been getting a lot of attention this fall.  One of our Outdoor Retailer "Gear Picks of the Day," this great device has also been selected for National Geographic's "Gear of the Year 2010" list, The Gear Junkie's "Best In Show" outside magazine award, and Popular Mechanic's "Top Products of 2010" Breakthrough Award.  If all that press doesn't convince you, how about an incredible deal?  Purchase the PN-60w between November 14th and 30th and receive a special $100 mail-in rebate!  Now's your chance to grab the GPS that's got everyone talking at an incredible discount price.

Indoor Fall Kayaking

No need to pack up the paddles as the temperature drops!  With kayak pool sessions this fall you can keep your skills fresh and even learn something new so you're ready to hit the water as soon as the ice goes out.  Learn the fundamentals of the kayak roll, work on your roll, practice partner rescues or bracing, get a freestyling introduction, or try an "intro to kayaking" to learn the basics and feel comfortable in the water.  Whatever your area of interest, pool sessions with WAV paddling and the Manitoba Whitewater Club can have you prepped and ready to wow your paddling partners (and yourself) next spring.

November 28, 2010 - WAV Intro to Sea Kayaking course - spots available NOW for this comprehensive introductory indoor pool course, including off-water and on-water sessions to get you ready for next paddling season. There is no pre-requisite, and payment includes national certification, registration with Paddle Canada, pool fees, kayak, paddle and skirt rental (will be transported to the pool for you).  Register today!

Prove it! Bouldering competition at Wilderness Supply Thunder Bay

November 27 - 9 to 5 pm. It's our annual bouldering comp in the Wilder cave! $10 to climb and tons of great prizes. See more details Here or come to the store to sign up!

Wanna climb in Winnipeg too? Join Vertical Adventures for their annual Prairie Pump climbing competition on November 13. Call VA at 204.632.5001 for all the details.

Layering 101

Buffy takes you through the basics of the three levels of a layering system (baselayer, midlayer and outerlayer) in our most recent "how to" video. Learn tips for choosing each piece, and how to combine them for a variety of temperatures and activities.  Check out our youtube channel for past videos, including 'how to choose a kayak paddle', 'how to pack a backpack', and 'how to size a canoe paddle'.

Featured Gear

Suunto Core Extreme Edition Everest Watch - LIMITED EDITION

In commemoration of Apa Sherpa's record-setting 20th summit of Everest, Suunto has created the limited-edition Core Extreme Everest Watch. Only 8,848 will be produced--one for every meter of Everest's elevation--and only 350 of these will be sold in Canada.  Don't miss your chance to be one of the few!  This rugged watch includes all the features you could want on the mountain, with plenty of style for when you're off it. Pre-order now to be sure you receive one of our limited stock.

Gordini Toddler and Kids Mitts and Gloves

Give small hands the protection they deserve with these high-quality mittens.  Specially designed for tiny fingers, these functional mitts are perfect for building snow forts, tobogganing, skiing, or any winter adventure. ($17.95 -24.95)

Global Star SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger

For a limited time all units purchased will include a $50 bonus value kit and a 15% discount coupon on your satellite service subscription.Bonus value kit includes: flotation case, micro LED flashlight, safety tips bandanna, lanyard, carabiner keychain and safety whistle.

Winter Hours

Saturday hours will soon be shifting to 10-5 at both locations for the winter season.  Sleep in and take it easy before getting out to enjoy the snow!

REMEMBRANCE DAY November 11 - We will be closed ALL day.

2nd Annual Food & Toy Drive - Thunder Bay

Help us at Wilderness Thunder Bay to fill as many canoes as possible with toys and food to be shared with our more needy neighbours during the holiday season. Food drive begins November 20. You can bring toys or food down to the store at 244 Pearl St, Thunder Bay.

Pre-Holiday Store Sale - Thunder Bay

Come in Saturday November 20 for our one day sale in Thunder Bay at 244 Pearl St. Up to 20% off all new winter clothing and footwear as well as up to 70% off on last years stock. Bigger discount the more items you find!

Staff Updates

Congratulations to Scott Palmer and Lori Neufeld, who became flatwater kayak instructors, andto Jamie Hilland and Mick Lautt, who were certified as our newest Level 1 sea kayak instructors. A big thanks to Sylvia Furtado and Phil Hossack for organizing this instructor training course this fall. More great instructors means more great courses - we can't wait!

All our best to Barry Whitford, who recently became a grandfather!