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November 2, 2018

"Reviving The Backyard"—A Film About Human-Powered Adventure & Friendship in the Nation’s Capital

Bikerafting, Urban Adventure

An Urban Adventure Tale: Two Long-Time Friends Reunite to Make a Film About and Re-Explore Their Urban Home Town, Washington DC Follow us on Instagram all this week to see more urban packrafting shots from this trip and others. Born three months apart, and three doors down, Grant Horton and Michael […]

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October 29, 2018

How to Lose 100 Pounds & Turn Into an Adventure Photographer? (Hint: Move to Canada & Buy a Packraft)

Adventure Stories, Photo Gallery

Leigh & Spring McClurg Made Drastic Changes to Their Sedentary Lives, Moved to Canada, Learned How to Adventure in the Wilderness, & Became Successful Adventure Photographers — Here’s How… We are featuring photos by the McClurgs all this week on Instagram. Follow us! The Happy Outdoor Nuts Self-described storytellers, outdoorsy nuts, […]

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October 23, 2018

An Urban Packraft Story – Exploring Amsterdam by Boat

Urban Adventure

Three European Athletes Embark on an Unusual Adventure -Urban Packrafting & Cycling Around Amsterdam As part of our Urban Packrafting Series, we’ll spend the next month exploring the whys, whens, wheres, and hows of embarking on micro-adventures in cities. We’ll answer the question: “How can you discover new things in […]

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October 17, 2018

Perfectly Packable. Easily Storable - Urban Packraft Adventure w/ Jacob Kastrup Haagensen

Urban Adventure

 Advice & Stories From One of Europe’s Most Prolific Urban Packrafters If you don’t live in the wilderness, but want to bring some adventure into your urban life, there’s a solution. Packrafts. Jacob Kastrup Haagensen (aka @UrbanPackrafter) bought his first packraft where he was born and raised in Copenhagen, Denmark. […]

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October 12, 2018

Baffin Island by Foot and Packraft - A (Cold) Solo Adventure

Adventure Stories

Ultralight Gear Entrepreneur & Adventurer Steve Evans Spent Eight Days Alone on Baffin Island, Circumnavigating Mt. Thor & Getting the First Packraft Descent of the Weasel River Thanks so much to Steve Evans (@suluk46) for sharing his stories, photos, and video with us. We follow him on Instagram because we […]

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October 8, 2018

Lessons in Flexibility: Learning to Slow Down in Alaska's Brooks Range

Adventure Stories

An Expedition to the Arctic Refuge Derailed by Bad Weather Reminds Cairn Project Ambassador Emily Sullivan the Benefits of Slowing Down Photos and text by Emily Sullivan. “Flexibility is key in the Arctic.” Bush pilots Dirk and Danielle of Coyote Air, from Coldfoot, Alaska, say flexibility is key in this […]

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October 2, 2018

Crystal Clear Water & Glacier Cycling - Bikerafting Greenland, A Photo Essay

Adventure Stories, Athletes & Ambassadors

Bikeraft Greenland — UK-Based Alpacka Raft Ambassadors, Annie Le Evans & Huw Oliver, Explore a Vast Icy Landscape by Bike & Packraft Welcome to the Alpacka Raft ambassador team, Annie Le Evans and Huw Oliver! These two adventurers are based in Scotland, where they teach outdoor education and embark on […]

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September 25, 2018

Where The River Meets The Road - A Solo Adventurer Bikerafts the Yukon River

Bikerafting

Jessica Kelley, Winner of the New Kyle Dempster Solo Adventure Grant, Bikerafts the Yukon River This summer I completed a 1300-mile bikerafting loop through Alaska that I called, “Where the River Meets the Road.” My goals for this trip were to promote low-impact travel, to encourage human-powered exploration in Alaska, […]

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September 20, 2018

Where the Gradient Begins - A 5000 Miles of Wild Story

Adventure Stories

Remembering a First Packrafting Adventure on Michigan’s Carp River – A 5000 Miles of Wild Story American Rivers and American Whitewater are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act with the 5000 Miles of Wild Campaign. Their goal? Gathering 5000 river stories and saving 5000 more river miles. […]

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September 14, 2018

Wild and Scenic Montana! - East Rosebud Creek Newly Designated

Adventure Stories, Conservation Efforts, News, Events, Reviews

What Makes a River “Wild and Scenic” and Why East Rosebud Creek in Montana Deserves The Designation by Kevin Colburn, the National Stewardship Director of American Whitewater Photos and story by Kevin Coburn. We call it bear spray boating, because here’s the secret: almost all the best packrafting in Montana […]

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September 3, 2018

A Maiden Voyage – Two Gals Take on Scotland’s Great Wilderness by Mountain Bike & Packraft

Adventure Stories, Bikerafting

Two Professional Mountain Bikers Take on Scotland’s Great Wilderness (and Its Midges) by Bike & Packraft Story by Catriona Sutherland, photos by Ross Bell.  As Naomi Freireich and I stepped out of the van, rain pouring, a mass of midges descended upon us. We’d picked the only week of wet […]

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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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August 27, 2018

The Kimberley is Not Suffering

Adventure Stories, Athletes & Ambassadors

Two Alpacka Raft Athletes Embark on an Adventure to the Kimberley, the Furthest of Australia’s Outback, a Wild Frontier with Few Roads and Fewer People. By Brad Meiklejohn, Alpacka Raft Legacy Ambassador. Photos by Ben Weigl, Dulkara Martig, and Meiklejohn. Follow us on Instagram all this week (Aug 13-17, 2018) to see […]

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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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August 15, 2018

Packraft Innovation: Sheri Tingey & A Brief History of the Cargo Fly

Packrafting History

Alpacka Raft’s Head Designer & Co-Founder, Sheri Tingey, on How, When, & Why She Figured Out How to Put Those Nifty Waterproof TIZIP® Zippers on All Packrafts & How That Packraft Innovation Changed the Game. “It was 2004 or 2005, when I was on a trip to the Copper Canyon […]

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August 13, 2018

The Canol Heritage Trail - Taking on 221 Miles of Canada's Most Remote Terrain by Bike & Packraft

Adventure Stories, Bikerafting

Four Itinerant Adventurers Bike & Packraft the Canol Heritage Trail, One of Canada’s Most Remote, Rugged, River-Strewn Paths Through the Wilderness Dylan Stewart, Anthony DeLorenzo, Paul Burbidge, and Josh DeCloet recently returned from a trip to the Mackenzie Mountains to bike the Canol Heritage Trail (and back). This 221-mile trail […]

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August 8, 2018

Madagascar by Bike & Packraft – A Photo Essay

Adventure Stories, Bikerafting, Photo Gallery, Athletes & Ambassadors

Alpacka Raft Photo Ambassador (& All-Around Badass Whitewater Boater) Casey Fulton Shares His Madagascar Bikeraft Adventure in Photos Photos & story by Casey Fulton. Follow Fulton on Instagram, and check out the Alpacka Raft Instagram feed all this week (August 6-10) to see additional photos. I love staring at maps and […]

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August 2, 2018

30 Years in Alaska - A Photo Essay by Philip Tschersich

Adventure Stories, Photo Gallery

A Photo Essay of Kodiak & Other Parts of Alaska Photos & captions by Philip Tschersich Philip Tschersich has called Kodiak, Alaska home for almost 30 years. He has traveled extensively throughout the Kodiak Archipelago on foot and by sea kayak during that time. About five years ago a friend […]

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July 23, 2018

No Exit: A 1st Descent of a 50-Foot Wide Underground River

Adventure Stories

A 1st Descent: Chris Higgins Leads A Team of Cavers Under 3 Mountains, Down 7 Miles of River  Photos, video, and story by Chris Higgins. Visit us on Instagram @alpacka_raft all this week to see more photos of packrafting and the cavers! Around ten years ago I visited a cave with […]

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July 17, 2018

Clean Boat, Clean Waterways

Conservation Efforts

Techniques for Cleaning Your Packraft to Keep Our Waterways Free of Invasive Species By R. Isaí Madriz  Taking time to properly clean and dry a boat is key to keeping waterways healthy and preventing the spread of introduced and invasive species, which can wreak havoc on ecosystems and their native […]

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