Pack raft

Ikeepitcold

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Ya like those. Pretty cool I thought. I sure could have used one in ID when we used to elk hunt there.
 

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I watched a show just a few nights ago, a few teams were racing across Alaska, and had to use pack rafts. The rafts couldnt been longer than 8 feet. A few guys dumped them on some pretty fast moving water. The small ones look really unstable.
 

Ikeepitcold

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I watched a show just a few nights ago, a few teams were racing across Alaska, and had to use pack rafts. The rafts couldnt been longer than 8 feet. A few guys dumped them on some pretty fast moving water. The small ones look really unstable.
This show is where I saw the pack rafts. Very cool
 

tim

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pack rafts are to small to hunt and haul gear. Small rafts are not. There is a difference. Also, just like any moving water sport, you will nead the right gear and knowledge. In the pack raft you will be sitting in water, make sure you are prepared for that.
check out the pumas from aire. small, flyable and can pack some weight.
 

mallardsx2

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I love the idea...BUT, I would poke a hole in that things in the first 5 minutes, and be walking the river the whole way out, likely during the salmon run, when the bears are feeding the hardest and dont want to be bothered....lol
 

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What I can't wrap my head around is, every time I see guys with these they're always pretty loaded with their gear and often going downstream. Show me using one to get a moose out of the back country. (Not poo-poo'ing the idea, I genuinely want to know how that works.)
 

JimP

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What I can't wrap my head around is, every time I see guys with these they're always pretty loaded with their gear and often going downstream. Show me using one to get a moose out of the back country. (Not poo-poo'ing the idea, I genuinely want to know how that works.)
You place the moose into the raft and then you walk it downstream......They had a episode of Meateater once and that is the way that they did it.
 
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taskswap

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Ah that makes sense, thanks. So do you mostly try to "hunt upstream"? I imagine doing the reverse (trying to pull a loaded packraft upstream after a successful hunt) would be very challenging...
 

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If that was the way that I planned on getting a moose out I would definitely hunt upstream. That is unless my way out of the country was downstream, then I would just float down to where the moose was.
 
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