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$850.00$1,300.00
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$925.00$1,875.00
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$1,500.00$2,175.00
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$1,700.00$2,400.00
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Should It Stay or Should It Go - Packrafting Safety Equipment, Part 2,
Should It Stay or Should It Go - Packrafting Safety Equipment, Part 2, "PFDs--Roman Dial, a champion of hiking packrafters, likes to point out that it was actually revolutionary to wear a PFD in the first place. “It wasn’t until I started putting [my] kids in packrafts wearing PFDs that I decided I needed a PFD, too.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There is a full spectrum of PFD solutions: Type V Rescue vests (5 lbs), featuring high buoyancy, releasable harness, and pockets for rescue hardware; Type III vest (3 lbs), the most common vests on the river; Type III vest (1 lb), which aren’t as buoyant as the heavier vests, but provide basic needs; Inflatable vests, either marine, or from under your seat in the airplane, have CO2 or manual inflation valves; and unintended inflatables. Read on. The link is in our bio.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀The author, Luc Mehl, has been packrafting in remote Alaska for 15 years. He serves on the American Packrafting Association Education Committee and is an instructor for the Swiftwater Safety Institute. Learn more about how he makes decisions. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀📸: Dan Ransom of marilynemarchandg whitewater boating in her Gnarwhal at the 2019 American Packrafting Association Roundup. #ThisisPackrafting #SwiftwaterSafety #RiverSafety #Whitewatersafety #WhitewaterAdventure #WhitewaterRafting #RiverRats #RiverRunners #AlpackaRaft #AdventureDrivenFun #FreedomtoExplore #ActualizeAdventure #ImagineAdventure #MadeintheUSA #ItMattersWhereYouMakeIt #Whitewater #Paddling #RiverLife #RiverRafting #WaterIsLife #StayAndWander #PaddleOn #OptOutside
Should It Stay or Should It Go - Packrafting Safety Equipment, Part 1:
Should It Stay or Should It Go - Packrafting Safety Equipment, Part 1: "When we start to think of rivers as trails, it is easy to underestimate the importance of river safety equipment. The dominant cause of packrafting fatalities has been insufficient safety equipment, especially PFDs (aka 'personal floatation device'). The right thing to do is carry a complete safety kit, but realistically, most of us will be travelling light, cutting corners and carrying minimal safety equipment. Several factors go into my decision regarding what safety equipment to bring on a remote trip. I’ve created a decision matrix to help convey these factors..." ~ Luc Mehl, Athlete Ambassador.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Luc has been packrafting in remote Alaska for 15 years. He serves on the American Packrafting Association Education Committee and is an instructor for the Swiftwater Safety Institute. Learn more about how he makes decisions. The link is in our bio, or you can find it here: https://www.alpackaraft.com/rafting/should-it-stay-or-should-it-go/ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀📸: Ben Phillips, by Steve Eginore. #ThisisPackrafting #SwiftwaterSafety #RiverSafety #Whitewatersafety #WhitewaterAdventure #WhitewaterRafting #RiverRats #RiverRunners #AlpackaRaft #AdventureDrivenFun #FreedomtoExplore #ActualizeAdventure #ImagineAdventure #MadeintheUSA #ItMattersWhereYouMakeIt #Whitewater #Paddling #RiverLife #RiverRafting #WaterIsLife #StayAndWander #PaddleOn #OptOutside

Our Story

Welcome to Alpacka Raft. We are a community of genuine, self-reliant and creative eccentrics, enthusiastic about unique adventure and passionate about our product. Our values reflect the history of our boats and the makers who design, craft, and use them. We recognize our packrafts give people an incredible freedom to explore; they are tools that help people actualize adventures, even ones yet to be imagined. And so we encourage explorers to use them with a beginner’s mind because there are no rules with a packraft, except to have fun, be safe, and to not take life too seriously. Always remember, each person has her or his own great journey to discover. 

We built the first Alpacka packraft in a Chugiak, Alaska basement, fall 2000. Since then, we have led the industry in research and development, pushing the boundaries of design, reliability, advanced materials, and an established infrastructure for customer service that allows for quick and easy repairs or upgrades. Our packrafts continue to refine and define the sport. They are bombproof tools of exploration, bolder and more rugged than the most skilled athletes using them, but so stable and streamlined they’re perfect for entry-level adventurers. Our rafts can take you anywhere.

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