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Six Packrafting Essentials

The basic gear you need for packrafting adventures. For general camping kit (sleeping, eating, washing, etc) you’ll find lists all over the internet and beyond. I prefer a 1-kilo down bag, a roomy tent, a thick, full-length air mat and … Continue reading

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Watershed Mk1 Ultimate Ditch Bag (UDB) review

Weight (without backpack harness) 1100g. Capacity 96L (verified). Size (fully ‘inflated’) 90cm long x 38cm wide. Circumference 120cm. Features Grab handles at each end; holdall handles; basic backpack harness; small zipped mesh inside pocket; one-way inflation/purge valve. Fabric: Don’t know exactly, … Continue reading

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Tested: NRS Paragon pack harness revıew

In a line Surprisingly effective and well featured carry-all pack harness. Cost About $100 from NRS. Weight 1340g. Capacity Vertical strap adjusts out to 1.96m; horizontal straps up to 1.8m. That’s a pack volume of some 200 litres but I imagine anything more … Continue reading

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Packframes: Tatonka Lastenkraxe review

See also: NRS Paragon Stone Glacier also worth a look but $$$ I thought I liked the idea of packframes for pack boating – a rigid rucsac harness frame without the bag element. The boat, paddles plus dry bags are … Continue reading

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Watershed Bags: Chattooga, Mk1 Ultimate Ditch Bag, Westwater

‘One Dry Bag to rule them all’ Roll-top dry bags (right) – even the best ones –  aren’t really submersion proof, are they. That’s fine for a SinK with hatches (unless they get flooded), but no so good for an … 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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