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Pack rafts vs Canoe

Pack rafts were designed originally for the Brooks Range in Alaska as a way to run remote creeks that were otherwise impractical or impossible to get boats to. They weren't originally designed for ...
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What to look for in a throw bag for swift water

The advice these days is for a clean line - so no handles etc., or at least not that can't be easily removed. Also the base of the bag, and the way the rope joins to it, should be suitable to have a ...
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Pack rafts vs Canoe

I think your are enquiring about an XY problem. You are asking about pack rafts vs. canoes, but what you actually want to know is which kind of watercraft fulfils all of the following requirements: ...
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What to look for in a throw bag for swift water

What I carry/use depends on the group/river/boats used. For kayaking: I have a 70ft Spectra Sterling Waterline 1/4" rope made by NRS in my boat. The bag has parial mesh to allow for draining ...
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What are the pros and cons of plastic and aluminium vs wood vs composite paddles for canoeing?

I use wood paddles, but I own a couple of plastic paddles which came with a canoe I bought. I had thought that they might be useful in a pinch, however, I CANNOT USE THEM! These plastic-bladed, ...
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