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We always love to hear about the adventures our customers have with their pacrrafts. It is our pleasure to share Colin's epic fishing and backcountry adventure with you today. Enjoy!    The Expedition I’d been thinking of this fishing trip for a long time. It combined two things that really got me interested: trophy brook trout and a remoteness that would keep the average Joe away. It was a good 25 km hike in through prime grizzly country and would require staying over on the way in and at the lake in order to make the trip doable and worthwhile....

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You are a fan of traveling lightweight. What tips do you have for our readers who may be starting out? 

If you expect to carry your packraft for long distances during a multiple day packrafting trip, the weight of all your gear is important. Even if you plan on doing backpacking-only trips, packing light makes hiking more comfortable and more enjoyable.  

Packing light means carefully evaluating every piece of gear you take, including listing the weight of each item. 

I included a complete gear list for a two-person packrafting trip with just one tandem packraft. It should help give your readers an idea of what to pack and save them some research and trial time.

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Luc, you are a bit of a legend in the packrafting community! Can you tell us what motivated you to write your book? The Packraft Handbook started as a short safety manual. I had been teaching swiftwater safety courses for the Swiftwater Safety Institute for a few years and wanted to figure out how to get safety techniques out to more people. I was only reaching 30-40 people a summer with the in-person courses. But after writing the safety and rescue content, I realized that it would be even more valuable to write about how not to need rescue! (Duh!) So,...

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Guest blog by Byron Hartzler “Man, I don’t want to be anywhere else in the world right now!” I exclaimed to my Danish paddling partner, David, just 5 minutes ago. I had spent hundreds of hours guiding waterfalls and canyoning on the Nam Yao River in a back corner of Shan State, Myanmar (Burma) with my company, Myanmar Adventure Outfitters. Myanmar is remote as it is, and now after a military coup on February 1, 2021, it's plunged this nation that had so much promise back a decade or more and imposed isolation. I’ve been passionately curious and explored so...

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We are so excited to welcome Sergio Ríos Rodriguez today! You are going to love hearing about his amazing trip down the Amazon River in a packraft. (La versión en español se encuentra abajo.)   A few years ago, you took an epic trip down the Amazon River. What can you tell us about your adventure? Ever since I was very young, I liked to watch National Geographic documentaries, and at the time, most of them were about Africa and the Amazon. I often watched the tribes in their traditional clothing, ants carrying tiny leaves, the caiman alligators, snakes, the gigantic river...

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