Packrafting: Exploring the Wilderness by Portable Boat
This guidebook is sure to become a favorite amongst both those new to the sport of packrafting, and experienced packrafters looking for a convenient, one-stop reference manual. Chapters include: Packrafting History, Packrafting Equipment, Basic Paddling Technique, Reading Water, Hazards and Basic Rescue, First Aid, Leave No Trace, Maintenance & Repair, Trip Planning, and more!
Book Description from Falcon Guides:
Packrafts are lightweight, inflatable boats that can be carried in a backpack, on a bicycle or in a duffel bag. These compact, tough personal watercrafts are used to float rivers, run rapids, cross lakes, and even drop waterfalls, often as part of a broader wilderness expedition that includes backpacking. Packrafting is rapidly gaining in popularity, with increasingly varied options for gear, ranging by size, cost, and function. With the number of guided packrafting trips on the rise, this is the perfect book for the beginner interested in the up-and-coming sport.
About the author: Molly Absolon has written 10 titles for the Backpacker Magazine Outdoor Skills Series (Falcon). She is also the author of the Basic Illustrated Winter Camping and the forthcoming Basic Illustrated Alpine Ski Touring. Molly spent years working as an outdoor educator for the National Outdoor Leadership School and her experience teaching beginners technical skills translates on the page into easy-to-read and follow instructions. Molly is a packrafter who has found that her 5-pound boat has transformed the way she looks at a map and explores the backcountry. She lives in Victor, Idaho, with her husband and daughter.