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Eric Falk
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Packrafting Questions? on 02/12/2010 12:32:15 MST Print View

Hey, my name is Eric. I'm interested in joining the packrafting course. I'm light :) but not ultralite like some members on here. Just trying to figure out how much additional weight all the packrafting gear actually adds to a pack. The course recommends a drysuit. Aside from being expensive, I would imagine they're heavy and I haven't been able to find the specific weights on a kokatat drysuit. A helmet, raft, paddle, dry bags, river shoes, and of course raft. Does anyone have a gear packrafting list with weights they could post? Ballpark, what does the entire packrafting set up add to your overall weight? Thanks for the help. I'm looking foward to joining the class but this will help me to make other gear buying decisions. Eric

John S.
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Re: Packrafting Questions? on 02/12/2010 18:01:57 MST Print View

Search the word packraft and you will see gearlists from articles on this site.

Eric Falk
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Thank You on 02/12/2010 21:19:16 MST Print View

Don't know why that didn't occur to me. Thank you. I'll check it out. Eric

alastair humphreys
(alastairhumphreys) - MLife

Locale: UK
Book on 08/31/2010 07:39:11 MDT Print View

I really recommend buying Roman Dial's book 'Packrafting' - very helpful.
Alastair

alastair humphreys
(alastairhumphreys) - MLife

Locale: UK
video on 02/07/2011 14:54:52 MST Print View

and watch this little vid to whet your appetite:

http://vimeo.com/16580852
Al