Balkan River Tour

Paddling to Protect

A packraft can give you access to the places that fuel you. And can also be a tool to protect the rivers and water systems that nourish you and nourish our earth. Right now, more than ever, those wild places need help. They need protection. They need paddle-wielding warriors.
July 04, 2019 — Michaela Crockford-Laserer
Packrafting Sweden Nordic Roundup

Packrafting in Sweden & Nordic Roundup

As soon as we heard about the Nordic Packrafting Meet-up, we knew that we had to join. Sweden and Scandinavia provide some of the last extended wilderness areas in Europe and are therefore great places for us to go packrafting!
June 08, 2019 — Michaela Crockford-Laserer
Packrafting with Alpacka Raft

Land + Water = Packraft

Ein Packraft ist ein ultra leichtes, aufblasbares und robustes Boot.

Es lässt sich auf die Größe eines Schlafsackes zusammenpacken und wiegt nur um die 2KG. Es gibt verschiedenste Modelle und Ausführungen, vom leichten Einsitzer, über 2 Personen Packrafts zum vollausgerüsteten Wildwasser Packraft mit Spritzdecke und Kniegurten.


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