Alaska Outdoor Supersite: Alaska outdoor information
Home
Site Map
Directory -- Businesses serving the Alaska outdoors industry
Areas -- Information about Alaska outdoor areas
Forum
Fishing -- Information about fishin in Alaska
Hunting -- Information about Alaska hunting
Magazine -- Articles and photos about the Alaska outdoors
Products
Who is OAC?
   
 

Alaska Hunting Books
Alaska

 


The Alaska
Boating Forum

[ Return to Contents | Post a Reply | Post a new message ]


Kind of
Posted by B_M on Apr 09 2006
I don't have any experience personally, but the woman who makes them is the mother of a guy I went to school with.  A lot of my friends have them and have used them in various capacities.  Thor Tingey, the son of the maker, used one to pack-raft hundreds of miles of the Brooks Range.  I'm not sure what rivers he floated, but he would go a long ways on a river, climb up and over the mountains, and then do the same thing over and over.  The raft always held up.  Alpaca rafts have since been used on a number of expeditions, and I've never heard a bad thing about them.  Whether it's hiking up Winner Creek to the headwaters of 20-mile and then floating out or doing a crossing of the Brooks, it seems like this raft does awesome.  I sure plan on getting one, but it's not yet my #1 priority.  They're a little more expensive than they used to be, but still worth it if you want to pack light and float out.

That's what I know, for what it's worth.

-Brian

Previous: Alpaca Rafts?? BRWNBR Apr 08 2006
Next: Alpacka's Rule PatriotBliss Apr 10 2006

Message Thread:


Post a Reply

Posting to this forum is now disabled. Please visit our new forums


Alaska outdoors ~ home | Areas | Magazine | Directory | Alaska outdoors forums | Alaska boating
Alaska hunting | Alaska fishing | Alaska Outdoors Store | Site Map | About Us

1996 Outdoors America Communications