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An alternative to a canoe...pack rafts!

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#1 northshorehenry


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Posted 26 August 2019 - 12:02 AM

I own a 16 foot canoe and love paddling it but I really didn't want to carry it on top of my pop up camper because A) I may not be at the lake yet and don't need to launch the canoe and B) I already have a loaded roof box, so the combined weight is a lot, even with a speaker stand.


So I bought a couple of pack rafts! I didn't even know that was a thing! After using them for a few trips, I did a video on it. Perhaps this would help some of you.





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Posted 26 August 2019 - 01:08 AM

There are several of us on this site that carry inflatable kayaks and other inflatable craft. Glad you found something to get on the water, it will expand you camping adventures.
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Posted 26 August 2019 - 02:10 AM

Henry, nicely done. Thanks for sharing!
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Posted 27 August 2019 - 11:41 PM

Take a look at 11 pounds.... certainly is what packing light is about.


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Posted 29 August 2019 - 05:53 AM

Kathleen Madigan...yes, that Kathleen Madigan, high recommended this...if you go to her Facebook page, she has videos of it in use...and funny....

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 06:09 AM

In to canoeing also but not really interested in pop-up but for starters who are not into carrying heavy things this could be the solution. Plus if you have many baggage on the trip then for sure bringing a hard canoe is not a solution. Would love to try this and I might even be surprise if I would love this more. 

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