Between Two Paddles is a new podcast brought to you by The Lake and Co., where we believe we're only as good as the company we keep. We are an independent, bootstrapped, community-driven, women-owned company built on hard work, enthusiasm and a whole lot of grit. Listen in to hear the stories of people doing exceptional things in the North! I'm Kim Shelton and one of my great loves is storytelling - there are so many stories to be told by so many amazing people from the north, from entrepreneurs to homesteaders to comedians from the rez. A lot of folk up here think what they're doing is pretty normal, they're humble and unwilling to toot their own horn, so we're doing it for them. For the People, From the People.

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I Interview Emily Derke and Nate Johnson of
They are living life in a small yurt that Nate built in the Northwoods, trying their darndest to gather and grow almost everything they need for food and materials. They took me out to show me how they set their snares for snowshoe hare, and share the stories of how they got started on this path.
Follow them on IG: @gatheredgrown


I Interview Rob Fairbanks, AKA The Rez Reporter - He talks about what inspired him to start making videos, overcoming fear and the healing power of comedy. Find him online: 
Or on Youtube and Facebook @ Rob Fairbanks

Meet Kim Shelton, your host of Lake + Co.'s new podcast, Between Two Paddles. 

Kim's family is from the tiny township of Boy River, MN. She grew up in North Yorkshire, England for 18 years, before moving back to the states in 2008. She has spent the last 7 years learning and instructing survival and primitive living skills, putting them to the test in 2014 on Discovery Channel's very first episode of Naked And Afraid. Kim has always been fascinated by the stories of people, places, and non-human beings; she spent a year interviewing and transcribing the life story of her Grandfather Leroy Fairbanks, Ogimah Ogichidaag, Leech Lake band of Ojibwe honored elder, and spent three years traveling through mountain caribou habitat, setting camera traps and interviewing First Nations and Tribal elders to raise awareness and tell the story of this endangered animal. In 2017 Kim finally moved back to northern Minnesota, the land her heart calls home. She's enchanted by the land and the people of this harsh and beautiful place and is excited to hear and share their stories.

Contact Kim if you or someone you know has a story that needs to be told: [email protected]