Past satisfied participants include:
  • All 3 professors of Laurentian University’s Outdoor Adventure Leadership program;
  • The 2011 winter staff of Kinark Outdoor Centre;
  • Georgian Bay Secondary School's 2011 Pursuits Program;
  • Kevin Callan and Andy Baxter;
  • And many others.

1. Trips

“The experience exceeded my expectations”

Thank you Dave & Kielyn for a wonderful trip.  You helped me create a fantastic, memorable experience for my family which will strengthen our bonds & relationship!  The expedition was well planned & the experience exceeded my expectations.  – Stephen Ritchie, Ishpatina Ridge 2011, Killarney Crossing, 2012.

“The world was at my fingertips”

“I find comfort in knowing that the wilderness is not going anywhere, and I will be back. The vast expansion and breath of being in the middle of the lake’s belly and the quiet, calm energy in the bush made me feel like the world really was at my finger tips.  I wanted to thank you and Kie and Lure of the North for providing me with this beautiful experience.” – Vanessa, Ishpatina Ridge expedition, 2012

“What an amazing trip.”

“What an amazing trip. It’s still fresh in my mind – walking over the ice and seeing all those smiley faces on everyone.” – Kevin Callan, author of “The Happy Camper: An Essential Guide to Life Outdoors”,

2. Workshops

“My aunt saw mine and lost her mind.”

“My aunt saw mine and lost her mind. I would like to Thank you and Kielyn for a phenomenal weekend. It was great, you are both fantastic teachers. Your guidance, knowledge and patience was greatly appreciated. Thank you for the encouragement and the time you took out for my crazy ideas. It was the perfect combo to let me be creative. And I would like to note that, I adore my moccasins…..Thank you!Thank you! Thank you!” – Sue

“Everyone is on a bit of a high”

“Thank you so much for this weekend! Everyone had a great time, and those of us that work in the office brought our mocs in for our admin and support staff to see. Lots of ohh-ing and aww-ing. Everyone is on a bit of a high this morning with feelings of accomplishment.   We were very thankful to learn so much from the two of you. You both have great energy and patience in teaching us, a group with such diverse levels of interest and experience in this sort of thing. There has already been murmuring of another session.” ~ Kristy Pulver, Program Manager, Kinark Outdoor Centre

“Didn’t feel like school at all”

“Thanks so much for coming in and sharing your knowledge with our class!  We all had such a good time learning to make the moccasins, and these four days haven’t felt like school atl all.  You were both very patient, friendly, and fun to have around.” – Pursuits Program, Fall 2011; Georgian Bay Secondary School

3. Finished Products

“I Applaud You Guys.”

“Hello Kielyn and Dave,

I received my moccasins yesterday in the mail and they are fantastic, better than I even imagined. Kielyn, you did and incredible job on these. I love traditional hand made things and these are great. Fantastic, right down to the deer antler button, leather trim around the button and packaging, wrapping them in burlap, I love that. For years, all the presents under our Christmas Tree are wrapped in brown paper with festive ribbon and homemade stamps on the paper, again, I love tradition. The workmanship on these moccasins is beautiful and I am going to enjoy them very much. I intend to buy more or your products over the coming months. I think that you are doing something very important with your company making traditional hand made products and teaching traditional skills. I applaud you guys.
Lee Voynovich
Canmore, Alberta”

“I am so excited”

“I Love them. Wowwww great work. I am so excited. I am thankful I met you!”Brenda (

“I have hardly taken them off”

“Got the moccasins two days ago. They fit perfectly and are fantastic thank you. I am very happy. I have hardly taken them off since they arrived.”
– Eliot

“Beautiful soft leather”

“The mittens have just arrived! They look great – beautiful soft leather, lovely colour and the felt inner mitts are amazing!”
– James, ordering from UK enroute to Finland and Lapland.

4. Instructional Videos

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!

“…I have been looking for moccasins for a while now- but all the ready made moccasins just weren’t right…. …I watched many videos on YouTube, read many other website instructions. I have tried other methods… But yours was the best … Continue reading