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March 25, 2019

The Adventures of Fat Kid & Twiggy: Fatbikes & Packrafts on the Great Salt Lake

Adventure Stories, Bikerafting, Athletes & Ambassadors

Two Crazies Embark on an Improbable Mission to Circumnavigate the Great Salt Lake Story by Steve “Doom” Fassbinder. Photos by Doom and Andy Burr. “Over the years I’ve been fortunate to have found a few super solid adventure partners. This human, Andrew Burr, has been a pillar of that list as […]

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March 20, 2019

Explore. More. The Kimberly, Australia

Adventure Stories

In far Northwest Australia lies a vast wilderness of palm-clad tablelands and spinifex*-covered plains carved by seasonal rivers. About the size of California but with a thousandth of its population, the Kimberley hosts marginal, million-acre cattle stations, isolated Aboriginal communities and national parks accessible only by helicopter. In 2018, a Brit […]

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March 12, 2019

The Alpacka Classic – From the “Stubby” to Streamlined in 2019

News, Events, Reviews, Packrafting History

The Alpacka Series Story – Early History & The Golden Age of Packrafting Story by Thor Tingey, photos by Bjorn Olson and from the Sheri Tingey historical archives. Welcome to the best backcountry adventure boats on the planet and our new Alpacka Series lineup! The Classic is our iconic original packraft and […]

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March 7, 2019

Packrafting Wrangell-St. Ellias National Park. Nothing better.

Adventure Stories

Exploring The Middle of Nowhere Alaska — Wrangell-St. Ellias Photo essay by Erik Bernhoft. In 2018, Erik Bernhoft and three friends flew to Anchorage, Alaska, drove seven hours (two of which were on a 60-mile dirt road) to the middle of nowhere where they boarded a bush plane and flew another […]

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March 1, 2019

Packraft Newfoundland & New Docuseries

Adventure Stories

Packraft Newfoundland – New Docuseries “Man & Dog: 700KM Survival” Story, photos, & video by Justin Barbour. Spring 2017, I embarked on a 700-kilometer snowshoe, packraft, and backpacking expedition across the harsh, yet magical Newfoundland interior wilderness. I went solo, but was far from alone. I traveled from start to […]

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February 19, 2019

The Sacred Place Where Life Begins—A Documentary to Protect the Arctic Refuge

Conservation Efforts

Arctic Refuge Activism: A Q&A with Kristin Gates and Jeremy La Zelle, Producers of the Documentary: “The Sacred Place Where Life Begins” Finding the Refuge Alpacka Raft: Tell us about your first experience in the Arctic Refuge. When and where did you travel? Kristin Gates: Out of college, I moved […]

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February 12, 2019

Meghalaya Rivers - A New Guidebook on Packrafting & Boating in Northern India

News, Events, Reviews

Filmmaker and Guidebook Author Zorba Laloo on the Making of His New Boating & Packrafting Guidebook Zorba’s book is available exclusively in the United States at Alpacka Raft. Click here, and get yours today! “Meghalaya Rivers” is a testament of life and the spirit of exploration that special places on […]

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February 6, 2019

Packrafting Life's Turbulent Waters

Adventure Stories, Family Packrafting

Overcoming Tough Times Through Mindfulness, Gratitude & Adventure Happy New Year, and cheers to new beginnings! Story by Leialoha Sousa-Sommo, photos by Cameron Sanders  As I pulled out totes for our most recent packrafting trip, I felt like a neglectful boat owner. Sure, they were packed with love but that’s […]

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January 28, 2019

Explore More - Discover Leeuwarden's Canal

Urban Adventure

A Hidden Past of the City – Discovering Leeuwarden’s Heritage From a Packraft Photos & text by Konstantin Gridnevskiy (June 2018) “And this is the house where Mata Hari was born,” I tell George pointing at the building on our right. In front of it, on a low stone bridge […]

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January 18, 2019

2nd Annual #DogsOfPackrafting Photo Contest

Dogs of Packrafting, News, Events, Reviews

And The Winners Are… Note: We were unable to share all the photo contest entries on Instagram, so we did not consider Instagram likes from our own platform. Congrats to Nikki T. for winning one of the Werner Pack-Tour M Paddle with his submission, “Sunrise Glacier: Murphy doesn’t mind trading […]

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January 16, 2019

Memorial Fund for Alaskan Biologist & Packrafter Creates Ongoing Legacy

Adventure Stories

Erin Johnson was killed by a predatory black bear while working at the Pogo Mine in June 2017. Johnson’s family and friends established an endowed fund, the Erin K. Johnson Memorial Fund, to provide, in perpetuity, donations and grants to organizations and individuals aligned with the mission of the Fund: […]

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January 9, 2019

Ice Along the Stream's Edge

Adventure Stories

Finding Joy & Movement on Alaska’s Freezing Willow Creek Thanks so much to Galen Johnston for letting us share this story and video that he first posted on his personal Facebook page on November 6, 2018. We felt like it was an appropriate story to start 2019 with. Happy New […]

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January 1, 2019

#DogsOfPackrafting - Adele Ng on How, Why, & When to Packraft with a Dog

Dogs of Packrafting, Family Packrafting

Pups & Packrafts – A Q&A “How To” With Photographer Adele Ng Submit your #DogsOfPackrafting Photo Contest via Instagram Today! How much do you love your pup and your packraft? We love both. After all, our office has nearly as many dogs as people, and almost every employee owns and […]

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December 17, 2018

Bikerafting Three Unknown Rivers in Kyrgyzstan - A Photo Essay

Adventure Stories

Navigating the Unknown on Three Rivers in Kyrgyzstan by Packraft & Bicycle – A Photo Essay by Kit Guncheon, with Mike McGrath Photos and captions by Kit Guncheon.

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December 10, 2018

Packrafting Mongolia

News, Events, Reviews

Packraft Mongolia – Where Few Tourists Venture, Class II Rapids abound, and the Rivers Run with 3-Liter Bottles of Beer (Just Kidding) Photos and story by Gregg Mikolasek, Project Manager at Mongolia Fixers While Mongolia might be a strange place to first discover packrafting, that’s where I learned. I discovered […]

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December 4, 2018

‘Perspective’ – An Urban Packraft Adventure Film Released Today on Sidetracked.com

Bikerafting, Urban Adventure

Filmmaker Neil Irwin Follows Two Intrepid Explorers on a Bike & Packraft Micro Adventure Through Amsterdam Read Irwin’s full story and see a stack of stunning photos on Sidetracked.com. Photos, text, and film by Neil Irwin.  You may equate adventure with wilderness and getting away from the hustle, bustle, and […]

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November 28, 2018

More Than Gold

Conservation Efforts

Packrafting Idaho’s South Fork of the Salmon Plus, Why American Rivers Calls it One of the Most Endangered Rivers in the Country Story by Claire Cripps, photos by Braden Gunem and Claire Cripps. If I had to describe Idaho’s South Fork of the Salmon in one phrase, I’d call it […]

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November 20, 2018

Reynaldo Perez - Stories from Six Mile Creek, Alaska

Adventure Stories, Photo Gallery

Thanks to Reynaldo Perez for sharing his captions, stories, and photos of packrafting Six Mile Creek. Keep your customer submissions coming. We love them!  

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November 13, 2018

The Käsivarsi Wilderness by Packraft

Adventure Stories

Exploring Finland’s Käsivarsi Wilderness by Packraft We love receiving customer adventure stories. Thanks so much to Jens Fredrik Allworthy for sharing his story and photos about the Käsivarsi Wilderness with us. Check out more of his photos on his Instagram page, @allverdig. A lover of big adventures, Jens Fredrik Allworthy spent as much time […]

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November 5, 2018

Photo Essay - Queets River Packrafting

Adventure Stories, Photo Gallery

Queets River Photo Essay by Benj Wadsworth A semi-professional outdoor adventure and landscape photographer, Benj Wadsworth captures images on his off-the-beaten-path adventures around North America. He skis, kayaks, packrafts, and hikes from his home base in Seattle, Wash., and he carries a camera with him everywhere. “My photos attempt to […]

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