Thursday, June 13, 2019


As you are reading this, I'll hopefully (fingers crossed because it's been a roller coaster ride all day with the airlines) be pushing out into the Boundary Waters from Tuscarora Lodge & Canoe Outfitters outside of Grand Marais, Minnesota on a multi-day paddle with Alpacka Rafts.

I've been following along with Alpacka Raft for some time now and it'll be great to get a few days hands-on learning, paddling and understanding the features from Thor and Sarah Tingey of Alpacka Raft.  I'm kind of blown away that a raft that has carrying capacities of 500 to 1,000 pounds can be packed down to a dry weight of seven to thirteen pounds.

The latest release from Alpacka Raft is in connection to Backcountry Hunters & Anglers with the BHA Series which includes the Mule, Onyx and Forager models and this collaboration is explained on their website... 

"In collaboration with Backcountry Hunters & Anglers®, we’re proud to offer the BHA Series — a curated collection of our favorite packrafts for hunting and fishing. A packraft is the ultimate access tool for hard to reach wilderness waterways.  For the solo hunter & angler, the Mule provides the perfect balance between backpacking weight, mid-sized game animal capacity, and paddling stability. The Forager is our largest and burliest packraft and will comfortably pack out an entire moose with one paddler. Its also an ideal backcountry drift boat for light whitewater.  Finally, the Oryx is the packraft version of a traditional canoe, which makes it perfect for tandem backcountry fishing missions on lakes and flatwater rivers.   A portion of all sales of the BHA Series will be donated to Backcountry Hunters & Anglers."

Visit the Alpacka Raft website to learn more about the BHA Series (along with their other rafts) and take a few minutes to check out their Vimeo channel as there are quite a few instructional and product education videos.

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