Thinking about putting a kayak, raft or canoe in one of our beautiful rivers this summer? Northern Lights Trading Co., who has been providing outdoor enthusiasts in southwest Montana with the best gear since 1979, has five essential rules you need to remember first.

Per Mike Garcia, owner of Northern Lights and outdoor expert:

  1. Know your route on the rivers (put ins, take outs, obstacles, etc.)
  2. REFER BACK TO #1
  3. Make SURE the ability level of you and your group is up to the task
  4. Always bring a drybag with dry spare clothes, snacks and water
  5. If renting equipment, go over the rental list carefully with your rental company

Visit northernlightstrading.com for more information regarding any Montana outdoor adventure you have in mind.