Offer your pooch a bite to eat or water drink with the help of Frost River’s waxed canvas.
Our dog bowls are in two different sizes… Duffer’s Dog Dish is for smaller dogs (holds about 4 cups), Boo’s Big Bowl is for bigger dogs (holds about 10 cups). Both work great for food or water and are collapsible.
Add some class and reliability to routine walks with your pet. Available in two styles. The same harness leather we use for pack straps also makes a great leash! Same with the cotton web, reliable on packs, dependable for a leash. The wide loop at the human end provides purchase during energetic walks, a solid brass snap is sewn and riveted at the dog end to hold on for years. We also offer matching collars. Made at Frost River in Duluth Minnesota.
Our Dog Collars are cut from the same dark brown harness leather that we use for the backstraps on our canoe packs…. it’s the good stuff. The hardware is solid brass, it will hold up for years and keep looking good the whole time, and won’t absorb pet odors. Invest in quality for a best friend.
Sizing: Use a flexible tape measure to measure your dog’s neck. Small collar is 3/4″ wide and fits necks from 8″-15″. Medium collar is 1″ wide and fits necks from 11″-19″. Large collar is 1″ wide and fits necks from 16″-22″.
A vest for your dog that will insulate and protect with waxed canvas and flannel lining.
Hook and loop strips along with side release buckles keep the vest where it belongs. Waxed canvas offers shelter no matter the weather. One adjustable size to fit mid-size active dogs, the vests are available in Field Tan or orange. Made at Frost River… give a best friend some reliable softgoods.
The black and white dog in the photos is 55 lbs, the vest fit her with adjustment room to spare on either side.
One way to make our campfire tents even better is to add a stove. A woodstove in the tent can make camping in the winter downright habitable. The steel Two Dog stove is not a lightweight but it is reliable. The folks at Four Dog Stove here in Minnesota have been making stoves and camping gear for years, they pride themselves on crafting some of the best stuff around. Two of the secrets to this stove’s success is an internal baffle and an airtight door. The baffle makes the stove more efficient and safer for use in a tent because heat and sparks are better contained. It also makes it better to cook on. The airtight door makes better use of fuel and also improves safety. Included are the stove, four 7″ legs, five 16″ sections of stove pipe with a damper and two adjustable angles. The stove pipe sections store inside one another so the whole kit fits inside the stove for easy transport.
Crafted of titanium in the U.S.A., the Bush Cooker is built and designed by the folks at Four Dog Stove Company. There is some serious engineering that go into these little jewels of combustion. Turbine-like fins encourage air flow as it burns sticks, twigs, bark, alcohol, charcoal or fuel tabs. Economical, and a little fun to use, the Bush Cooker stoves can be the next best thing to cooking over an open fire.
A 1.8L/2qt cookpot with a bail handle and folding side handles with a lid—all the best features are there. Wilderness instructor Mors Kochanski lent his name to the pot brought to us by the Four Dog Stove Company. In Mors’ teachings and experience, a good cookpot is one of the items he deems essential, along with a sturdy knife. It’s made in Wisconsin, works great for cooking over a fire, it is a handy size that’s made of anodized black aluminum. Mors plans to use his as an urn when he “gets low”.
There is just something about fire. Humans have been developing their fire skills for a millenia. Our cookstoves can help you to use fire more safely and more efficiently than burning out in the open. Disclaimer… Please be careful. Do not burn the forest, your city, or yourself (it is fire after all) you are responsible for your fire.
BushCooker: Titanium construction, it is light weight, durable, and corrosion resistant. Titanium is tougher than steel. The BushCooker LT III is made in Minnesota by the Four Dog Stove Company.
SlatGrills: Made for cooking over a bed of coals, Slat Grills break down into a compact carrying case. They are solidly constructed in the USA and can make cooking outdoors easier and better. The “Trail” is made of Aluminum and is rectangular, the “Scout” is stainless steel and is square.
Firebox: Made and engineered in the USA of stainless steel, it folds flat, will burn a multitude of fuels, and acts like a portable firepit. Several add-on upgrades are available from the manufacturer. They say it’s “a multi-purpose super tool for fire”.
It doesn’t matter if you are in the wilderness or your own backyard; any of these Cookstoves will add portability and fun to your cooking.
Leather Covers, 80 sheets of heavy parchment paper, bound with oak and brass, assembled by hand by us in Duluth…. these journals are distinctive and do what they can to promote creativity. It could work great as a field travel log or a cabin guest book. Refillable.
An expertly crafted sack to wear on your back and haul the stuff that needs to be carried. A backpack with straps attached to a solid brass ring–what more do you need (or want)? It’s simple to like, just toss stuff inside, throw it on your back and roll. It’s carry-on compliant, about the size of a five gallon bucket with a flat spot for your back. Waxed canvas, great leather, double reinforced bottom, solid brass hardware, guaranteed for life–enough said.
A simple bi-fold design that has spots for cash and cards. Waxed canvas and leather combine to make function and classic style come together. It fits in a pocket and will hold your stuff together, what more do you want?
Backstraps on a duffel? Whaaaa?! They’re vital on a pack, why not on a duffel as well?
Our Explorer Duffel ESB has stowable shoulder straps– they allow you wear your luggage when you want, then tuck the straps away when you don’t. It makes carrying a big load a breeze. It also takes the pain out of lugging your way through a crowd… slick!
Get more details on the body of the bag in our Explorer Duffel listing. We build them all at our shop in Duluth, Minnesota.