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Packraft

Discussion in 'Bushcraft Chatter' started by Van-Wild, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Van-Wild

    Van-Wild Nomad

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    I'm musing about getting a packraft. A quick Google says they're bloody expensive. Anyone got a packraft? Thoughts?

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  2. bearbait

    bearbait Full Member

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    Try checking out Song of the Paddle for some help. Some members here frequent both sites.

    Also try this link. May help.

    I keep pondering a packraft too. At the moment it's a toss up between a packraft and a Gumotex Palava - quite disimilar but I'm feeling the need for another canoe (I have a regular one). And, for the same reasons, like tents, axes, knives, rucksacks, etc. one is not enough.
     
  3. Rabbit leg

    Rabbit leg Tenderfoot

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    You can only cross waters or go downstream. Really hard work trying to cover distance with bike or camping gear on board.
    Get a childrens dinghy in the same dimensions for £20. Try it for a day.
    There used to be a website where the childrens one's were converted to packrafts.

    If you get a Gumotex you can do long tours and bounce over rocks.
     
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    I had one years ago. Not portable, you need a car or bike maybe work
     
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    There's a guy up the valley from me in Aviemore who'd be worth having a chat with........ https://backcountry.scot
    No personal connection, just seems pretty knowledgeable and I've heard good things from others.
     

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