Pack Rafting 201: How to convince kayakers to take you seriously

Since its inception, well no, not really… but since packrafters started running white water, we’ve been engaged in a battle to convince ‘real’ boaters that packrafts are a sweeeeet way to access remote white water runs. Here are some tips, a 2010 summary, and carnage featuring Roman Dial, Matt Johnson, Timmy Johnson, and Tony Perelli.


  1. Learn to roll. I once tried to roll a packraft equipped with tigh straps. It worked rightaway. It isnt that different. All those boaters going down the waterfalls in the video that flipped over, could’ve easily recovered.

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