Packrafting with Alpacka Raft

Land + Water = Packraft

Packrafts are still a well-kept secret to a lot of people, even though they are almost standard equipment for many outdoor adventurers. A Packraft is a light, inflatable boat, similar to kayak that packs down to the size of a small tent, only weight 2-3kgs and fits inside your backpack. 

May 22, 2019 — Michaela Crockford-Laserer
European Packrafting Meet-up Soca

2019 European Packrafting Meet-up

It's May 1st and we are on our way to Soca for the second edition of the Annual European Packrafting Meet-up.  Good people, a wild and free flowing river, workshops on safety and packrafting, presentaions, and films and over 2600€ raised for river conservation. All the ingredients for a great event...
May 12, 2019 — Michaela Crockford-Laserer
2018 European Packrafting Meet up. Group paddle of the Soca River

2019 Packrafting Meet-ups and Destinations

It's the beginning of a new year and like us you are probably starting to plan which trips to take and which meet ups and events to attend. To make the decision easier, we have written a month by month overview with the main packrafting meet-ups and destinations listed. Get ready for a great year of packrafting ! 

February 22, 2019 — Michaela Crockford-Laserer
Alpacka Forager in whitewater during packrafting meet up.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for packrafting in whitewater.

This is blog post is aimed at paddling whitewater class II and above. However the gear presented below will be of benefit in any whitewater or paddling environment.
Gear is not a substitute for Training, Practice, Experience and Judgement.
European Packrafting Meet-up, Soca River 2018

European Packrafting Meetup, Soca River 2018

Wow, what a weekend! We kept repeating this phrase again and again while reluctantly driving away from Camp Liza which was our base for the 4 day meet-up. It seemed weeks ago that we had arrived along the same road, full of excitement about the upcoming event.

May 04, 2018 — Michaela Crockford-Laserer