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Packrafting is about exploring wilderness and whitewater by packraft, a lightweight, portable boat usually weighing less than five pounds. Packrafting can be combined with mountaineering, backcountry skiing, mountain biking or trekking as part of long expeditions, or short day trips.
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M PackLite Kayak Review

By Eric Vann | on October 14 | in Gear » Reviews
Designed for remote lakes and streams, the PackLite Kayak is well-suited for those environments and is a lightweight complement to your backpacking adventures.

M Faces No. 2: Jim Harris

By Jonathan Davis | on August 25 | in People » Interviews
An interview with Adventure photographer Jim Harris of Perpetual Weekend.

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 20

By Jonathan Davis | on July 07 | in Trends » News
In this Week's News: It's time for the 2015 Packraft Roundup, a father scares a bear away to save his son, five trails to know in the Colorado area, get to know Leslie Hittmeier, and much more!

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Wilderness Cred for the Packrafting Noobs

By Addie Bedford, video by Rob Bedford | on September 15 | in Techniques » Podcasts
I was perfectly content to let others do all the lightweight lifting, but at the first chance of a packrafting class (learning to play without buying the gear!), I jumped... and pulled my husband, Rob, with me.

Video: Packraft Wet Reentry

By Carol Crooker | on April 07 | in Techniques » Podcasts
Wet reentry is one of the most common rescues you'll perform while packrafting. Be sure to work the kinks out of your technique ahead of time so this self-rescue tool will be honed when you need it.

Podcast: Packrafting Safety Tips from the Experts Part 3

By Carol Crooker | on March 24 | in Techniques » Podcasts
Seven packrafters with a total of over thirty-five years of experience under their bums share the safety gear they won't be without, skills that have kept them coming back for more, common - and dangerous - mistakes, and real life rescue stories.

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