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Alpacka v cheap PVC dinghy [video]

A few months ago, in the bleak Kentish winter, we paddled the part-frozen Medway River from Tonbridge to Yalding. Me in my Alpacka Llama packraft, Steve in his slick Feathercraft Big Kahuna kayak. You can check out the report and … Continue reading

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2011 Alpacka Yak – first impressions

I’d parked the RV at the end of a 55-mile track south of the highway at Hole in the Rock, the top of a gully which drops 500 feet down to Lake Powell and which is bit of a scramble in … Continue reading

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Packraft sailing

See also this post First sunny spring day around here so we went out to try out the flip-out disc sail I made over the winter on my Llama and Steve’s Big Kahuna. Wind was forecast at about 8 mph but … Continue reading

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Kayaking and packrafting in southern France

Updated October 2018 See also: Allier • Chassezac • Ardeche • Tarn • more Tarn • book review Just like their bikes and many other things, in southern France those Frenchies dig recreational paddling. Unlike the UK they don’t care if it’s an inflatable, a … Continue reading

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Packrafting the Medway – video

River status The Medway is not a river I’d choose to run in mid-December or probably any other time of year. I’ve kind of given up on English rivers, with all the access and angling hassles and the Southeast of … Continue reading

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Winter packrafting in Scotland

I should have been off to France in early November to packboat down the Allier River, but the current job drags on. So despite the very short days, it struck me I ought to finish off my summer’s packrafting plan. On … Continue reading

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First time packrafting in Scotland

First time packrafting gear It was a bank holiday weekend in Scotland and the West Highland Line from Glasgow to Mallaig was packed out, but only one person got off the train at Morar station. There was nothing here other … Continue reading

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Packrafting in Scotland – intro

For more recent packrafting in Scotland click ‘Scotland’ or ‘packrafting’ categories above or right. Northwest Scotland is about as ‘Alaska’ as it gets here in the British Isles and after years of going everywhere else, I’m beginning to realise what … Continue reading

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Packrafting in Scotland ~ gear

This is the gear which worked for me (or not) on my first big trip to the Scottish highlands in summer. There’s plenty more chat about gear and tips on the Alpacka forum, among other places. Backpack – TNF Terra … Continue reading

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