As a packrafter, you are an ambassador for the sport. Packrafting has a long and rich history, but many view it as a new activity and are wary of its impact. Leaving a positive impression on other backcountry users by being respectful ...

Author: Molly Absolon

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493027484

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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Don’t Be Left Up a River… Without a PackraftPackrafts 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.
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Packrafting A Beginner s Guide

With experience, a packrafter can manage a Class 2 or an easy 3; the latter giving enough excitement without inducing a panic attack. On simple rapids a ramp of water forms a downstream V ending in a wave train that's fun to bounce over ...

Author: Chris Scott

Publisher: Fernhurst Books Limited

ISBN: 9781912621552

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 48

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Packrafts are rugged, portable rafts, small enough to attach under a rucksack, but stable on the water to reassure first time paddlers. Weighing from 1-3 kilos, they open up a whole new world of amphibious adventuring, from navigating easily accessible waterways to discovering more challenging rivers and lochs only reachable on foot or bicycle. Packrafting: A Beginners’ Guide is a perfect introduction to the game-changing recreational opportunities opened up by packrafting. It takes you through the different types and features of packrafts to ensure that you buy a boat that is right for you and have the right gear to use with it. It clearly explains the basic paddling skills and how to safely evaluate risks on the water. It also introduces the different types of adventures you can undertake with your packraft, from paddling a local canal or river to lashing a bicycle over the bow or using a packable sail to traverse open water. The book is comprehensively illustrated with over 120 colour photographs making it easy to understand and clear to follow.
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Packrafting An Introduction How To Guide

If you can learn to turn and miss obstacles, then skiing is a lot more fun and allows for more challenging runs; the same goes for packrafting. Generally you can measure a packrafter's bareboating skill by the amount of water in the ...

Author: Roman Dial

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781105090264

Category: Sports & Recreation


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Packrafting! is about exploring wilderness and whitewater by packraft, a lightweight, portable boat usually weighing less than five pounds. Readers will learn about packrafting gear and technique as well as the many applications for packrafting. Packrafting can be combined with mountaineering, backcountry skiing, mountain biking or trekking as part of long expeditions, or short day trips. Foreword by Jon Krakauer.
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The Packraft Handbook

New packrafters will also benefit from a “Packrafting 101” course that focuses on equipment and boat control. Packrafting Textbooks Only a few packrafting books are currently available, but general river safety, canoe, and kayak texts ...

Author: Luc Mehl

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781680516036

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 432

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2021 National Outdoor Book Award Winner in Outdoor Adventure Guides Alaska-based author is a leading expert on wilderness travel Emphasis on skill progression and safety applies to wide range of outdoor water recreation Vibrant illustrations and photos inform and inspire The Packraft Handbook is a comprehensive guide to packrafting, with a strong emphasis on skill progression and safety. Readers will learn to maneuver through river features and open water, mitigate risk with trip planning and boat control, and how to react when things go wrong. Beginners will find everything they need to know to get started--from packraft care to proper paddling position as well as what to wear and how to communicate. Illustrated for visual learners and featuring stunning photography, The Packraft Handbook has something to offer all packrafters and other whitewater sports enthusiasts.
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H R 3286 Protecting States Opening National Parks Act H R 3294 State Run Federal Lands Act H R 3311 Provide Access and Retain Continuity PARC Act H R 3492 River Paddling Protection Act and H R 915 the Peace Corps Commemoration Act

Congress. House. Committee on Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation. PACKRAFTING AMERICAN NOIXV190550 American Packrafting Association 3948 Hawthorne Lane Wilson , WY 83014 907-947-6437 ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Natural Resources. Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation


ISBN: MINN:31951D03804771C

Category: Boats and boating

Page: 70

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Trail Tested

PACKRAFTiNG Tip: Don't forget repair kits and a repair tool. You don't need much when you're backpacking, but as soon as you add some mechanical equipment, you'll need Allen wrenches, tire levers, and all that other good stuff to be ...

Author: Justin Lichter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781493052103

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

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Justin Lichter, a.k.a. Trauma, divulges hundreds of valuable tips and advice based on his more than 35,000 miles of hiking across the country and beyond. Trail Tested is a comprehensive guide to hiking and backpacking. Whether you're a new hiker looking for expert advice, an experienced hiker looking to hone your skills, or a thru-hiker gearing up for a 6-month trip, this book is packed with priceless information to make your trip a successful and comfortable one. Vibrant images from Trauma's treks will entice all readers of all skill levels to get out and enjoy the backcountry. You'll learn why getting the right gear and learning outdoor skills are integral to making the most out of your next backpacking trip. Some topics included in this guide are: * Gear advice, including backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, ultralight shetlers, and clothing * Gear maintenance and repair * Ultralight tips for novices to gram-counters * Low-impact camping and hiking * Campsite selection * Hiking with dogs * Navigating the backcountry * Winter camping * First aid * Weather forecasting * Advanced techniques for creating routes, cross-country hiking, fording rivers, multi-sport adventures, and animal encounters
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Creeking and Other Extreme Kayaking

Packrafting is a sport that uses an inflatable boat that can be stored in a backpack. It began by combining hiking and rafting. These inflatable boats would be blown up and used after a hike to float on a calm lake.

Author: Elliott Smith

Publisher: Natural Thrills

ISBN: 9781543573237

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Explore the wild world of creeking! Readers will learm about creeking styles, equipment needed, and safety measures taken for this extreme sport. Discover other paddle sports and how athletes practice their skills and experience thrills in nature. The Capstone Interactive edition comes with simultaneous access for every student in your school and includes read aloud audio recorded by professional voice over artists.
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Slow Adventures

I'd travelled to North Wales to join Jason and Marianne Taylor, the husband-and-wife team behind the Snowdoniabased packrafting company Tirio, on an overnight packrafting adventure. Joining us was Millie, the couple's 18-month-old ...

Author: Tor McIntosh

Publisher: National Trust

ISBN: 9781911657354

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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Why rush through life when you could stop, ponder and truly experience the world around you? This unhurried exploration of the great outdoors encourages you to engage all of your senses and fully appreciate the beauty of your surroundings. With the emphasis on experiencing, rather than simply passing through, Slow Adventures asks us to pause for a moment and reconnect with nature. Try willow weaving in Somerset, rock pooling in East Sussex, wild camping in Cambridgeshire, foraging in Herefordshire, spoon carving in Cumbria, fossil hunting in Yorkshire, lino printing in Monmouthshire, bushcraft in Northumberland, sea kayaking in Inverness-shire and many more memorable experiences. These immersive adventures will awaken your senses, revive your spirits and allow you to make the most of your time in our glorious countryside.
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50 Water Adventures to Do Before You Die

Introduced into Alaska as a practical way of crossing rivers, packrafting has evolved into a popular backcountry pursuit. Whether you need to cross a body of water or just want to try a different mode of travel, unroll your packraft.

Author: Lia Ditton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472901132

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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A definitive guide to the planet's finest offerings of activities on, in or under water. Featuring gorgeous photography and practical information, this is a must-have for thrillseekers and armchair dreamers alike.
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Moon Alaska

... out of nearby Wasilla; I know firsthand just how competent and patient their instructors are. They also teach classes on the very Alaskan pursuits of packrafting and white-water kayaking, and offer guided packrafting trips.

Author: Lisa Maloney

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781631214974

Category: Travel

Page: 450

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Moon Travel Guides: Make Your Escape! Remote, wild, and all-around otherworldly, Alaska promises unforgettable adventure. Discover the heart of "The Last Frontier" with Moon Alaska. What you'll find in Moon Alaska: Strategic itineraries for every budget and timeline, whether you have a week to hit the top sights or a month to explore the whole state Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout, plus a full-color foldout map Curated advice for outdoor adventurers, history buffs, culture mavens, road-trippers, wildlife enthusiasts, and more Must-see attractions and off-beat ideas for making the most of your trip: Embark on a guided active glacier hike, explore ice caves, or take an intrepid "flightseeing" tour to secluded glacier landings in Denali National Park. Experience the thrill of spotting wild bears, moose, or even walrus, or catch a glimpse of sea otters and humpback whales on a boat tour of the spectacular Kenai Fjords. Hike through lush wilderness or along pristine beaches, kayak on tranquil sounds or secluded lakes, or camp under the crystal-clear stars. Learn about Alaska's native cultures and quirky small towns, savor a freshly-caught seafood dinner, and discover the best spots to witness the enchanting northern lights Honest advice from Anchorage local and outdoor aficionado Lisa Maloney on when to go, what to pack, and where to stay, from campsites and hostels to B&Bs and resort fishing lodges How to get there and get around by plane, train, ferry, cruise ship, or guided tour Recommendations for families, LGBTQ+ travelers, seniors, international visitors, and travelers with disabilities Thorough background on the culture, weather, wildlife, local laws, history, and health and safety With Moon Alaska's local insight, myriad activities, and expert advice, you can plan your trip your way. Full list of coverage: Juneau and Southeast Alaska, Anchorage and Southcentral Alaska, Denali, Fairbanks, and the Interior, Kodiak and Southwest Alaska, the Arctic Can't get enough of Alaska? Try Moon Anchorage, Denali & the Kenai Peninsula. Headed to Canada? Try Moon Vancouver & Canadian Rockies Road Trip or Moon Banff National Park.
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