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Packrafting Safety

April 22, 2019

Should It Stay or Should It Go - Packrafting Safety Equipment

Packrafting Safety

Packraft Safety Equipment – Ambassador Luc Mehl’s Approach to Safety Equipment. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Alpacka Raft. Alpacka Raft’s official policy and position on safety equipment and product use is […]

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August 6, 2020

Staying Sketchy Safely

Bikerafting, Packrafting Safety, Trip Ideas

Staying Sketchy Safely Artwork and Story by Kayla Lopez Like most of the world, since the Coronavirus spread, my life took an unexpected turn. I was no longer able to hold a clear vision of what the year would unfold for the world, let alone my plans for the following […]

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June 8, 2017

Packrafting Safety & Prep

Packrafting Safety

Multisport Adventurer & Alaskan to Teach Packrafting Safety & Awareness Classes If you are unable to attend these packrafting safety courses, presenter Monica Morin will be video taping them. We will share the videos once they are published. Dates for her presentations include: June 12th, 6p.m. at Beaver Sports in Fairbanks and August 1st, […]

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February 9, 2021

A Bikerafting Film: Helen's Story

Adventure Stories, Bikerafting, Packrafting Safety, Athletes & Ambassadors

Helen’s Story Follow her journey on the first bikerafting instructional course in New Zealand through Packrafting Queenstown. Story, Photos and Film by: Deane Parker of Deane Parker Adventure Channel.  Bikerafting for me was my introduction to Packrafting, I’d paddled a packraft for about 4 hours prior to loading a bike on a […]

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September 3, 2018

Business Profile – Meet Michaela & Seon, Owners of Our Newest Retailer, Packraft Europe

Family Packrafting, News, Events, Reviews, Packrafting Safety

Michaela & Seon Crockford-Laserer Love Adventure, Family, and Packrafting, So it Made Perfect Sense to Them to Found Packraft Europe, the First Alpacka Raft Retailer in Central Europe. Follow the Alpacka Raft Instagram page August 27-31 to see more of their stunning photos. In 2014, Michaela and Seon Crockford-Laserer started […]

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July 7, 2017

Safety First – Packrafting

Packrafting Safety

In this video, packrafter Monica Morin presents Packrafting Awareness to help prepare packrafting enthusiasts for the upcoming season. Mimicking Avalanche Awareness education, this hour and a half talk is an introduction to what you need to know prior to getting on the water. Packrafting is growing exponentially as these light, […]

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August 21, 2018

Packraft Safety: Prepared to Rescue

Packrafting Safety

Packraft Safety: How Do We Prepare for Rescue? Backcountry Ranger Monica Morin Discusses Eight Important Factors to Consider. By Monica Morin. The first time I threw a throw rope it landed 20 feet up in the tree behind me. Oops!! It’s rare that things ever go as planned. Being prepared […]

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November 3, 2017

Packrafting Safety: From the Armchair to High Adventure, Part III

Packrafting Safety

How To Mitigate the Dangers of Packrafting By Chad Oelke, cover shot by Mike Curiak In the third of this three-part series, we explore ways to mitigate the dangers of packrafting through: acquiring paddling skills and quickly responding to hazards; how to gain experience and good judgement; common causes of accidents; […]

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September 5, 2017

Rig To Flip, Dress to Swim: Setting up for Packrafting Success

Packrafting Safety

5 Key Things to Consider When Rigging Your Packraft for Safety Photos & text by Monica Morin (with the help of the Alaska packraft community) There are a million ways to rig a whitewater craft, but the idea is the same no matter where you are around the world. When […]

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March 16, 2018

Packrafting Safety: Foot Entrapment

Packrafting Safety

Swiftwater safety instructor, Scott Solle, shares information on how to assist a fellow packrafter with a foot entrapment Disclaimer: This post is in not intended to be a substitute for proper training. No book or blog post can replace proper instruction nor practice of the techniques taught in a formal […]

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October 20, 2017

Packrafting Safety: From the Armchair to High Adventure, Part I

Packrafting Safety

Exploring The Nature of Risk & How We Can Mitigate the Dangers of Packrafting In the first of this three-part series, we explore the nature of risk, why we seek it out, and the gear we need to stay safe. Read part II and and part III. By Chad Oelke In […]

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October 27, 2017

Packrafting Safety: From the Armchair to High Adventure, Part II

Packrafting Safety

Understanding Risk & Packrafting Safety In the second of this three-part series, we explore how to alleviate the dangers of swiftwater travel, including: the basics of reading water; anticipating river flow and force; how bends, gradient, and constrictions change river flow; understanding river features: eddies, waves, and holes; reading rapids; […]

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