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by alastairhumphreys
Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Packraftin Pack - Revisited
Replies: 1
Views: 1441

Re: Packraftin Pack - Revisited

I would just use whatever pack you fancy and then when you take to the water shove the whole thing into a dry bag. I use a massive 90l one from Sea to Summit that works fine.
by alastairhumphreys
Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Iceland video
Replies: 5
Views: 2087

Re: Iceland video

Hi all, We used two kinds of camera: Canon 5D Mkii for the main filming. I strongly believe that this camera is the future of short films. It is harder to use than a normal video camera and expensive though. GoPro Hero HD for the water scenes. All packrafters should go buy one of these today! (Inclu...
by alastairhumphreys
Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Iceland video
Replies: 5
Views: 2087

Re: Iceland video

we did discuss that it would have been cheaper just to steal our aircraft life vests!
by alastairhumphreys
Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Iceland Video
Replies: 1
Views: 865

Iceland Video

Hi guys,
Thought you might enjoy this short (4 minute) video I made about a recent crossing of Iceland by packraft:
http://vimeo.com/16580852
Cheers
Alastair
by alastairhumphreys
Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Iceland video
Replies: 5
Views: 2087

Iceland video

Hi guys,
Thought you might enjoy this short (4 minute) video I made about a recent crossing of Iceland by packraft:
http://vimeo.com/16580852
Cheers
Alastair
by alastairhumphreys
Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:27 am
Forum: South America
Topic: Patagonian glaciers again in February 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 2420

Re: Patagonian glaciers again in February 2010

I'm definitely interested, Jarek...
by alastairhumphreys
Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: South America
Topic: Packrafting near the Northern Patagonian Ice Field
Replies: 2
Views: 4288

Re: Packrafting near the Northern Patagonian Ice Field

wow! awesome pics, scary fish...
by alastairhumphreys
Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:22 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Ukraine, Romania, Hungary and local flood
Replies: 2
Views: 1514

Re: Ukraine, Romania, Hungary and local flood

nice pics - thanks for these. I've been looking at doing a trip in the Carpathians...
by alastairhumphreys
Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:20 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Crossing Scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 1805

Re: Crossing Scotland

Damien,
Well done on this trip - glad you enjoyed it as much as I did!
Alastair
by alastairhumphreys
Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:58 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: Bikerafting
Replies: 34
Views: 26130

Re: Bikerafting

clint wrote:
Image
You look very relaxed here!
by alastairhumphreys
Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Re: Inflatable Life Jackets
Replies: 16
Views: 7487

Re: Inflatable Life Jackets

I use an inflatable one, and am aware of the risks. It's a compromise.
But I don't paddle Grade 5 (yet)
by alastairhumphreys
Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Message from the Alpacka Designer: Mods & New Boat
Replies: 15
Views: 8170

Re: A Message from the Alpacka Designer: Mods & New Boat

I think Hig makes a really good point here: packrafts are compromise boats. They might be for pushing the limits in compromise (multi-aspect) expeditions, but they are not the best option for serious rivers; nor are they an ideal thing to have to carry over mountain. Compromises. But wonderful! Alas...
by alastairhumphreys
Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Youtube Videos!
Replies: 314
Views: 99798

Re: Youtube Videos!

I think Vimeo is a much nicer site than YouTube for videos:
http://vimeo.com/9085238
Al
by alastairhumphreys
Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I damage raft by rolling or folding too tight?
Replies: 3
Views: 1401

Re: Can I damage raft by rolling or folding too tight?

I pack mine as tight as I can. No probs even in sub-zero winter trips.
Al
by alastairhumphreys
Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:27 am
Forum: Packrafting Gear
Topic: Alpaca Rental
Replies: 4
Views: 2769

Re: Alpaca Rental

I'm afraid I can't help, but I think Packraft rental would be a great idea - they are expensive to buy for perhaps one-off expeditions so I think a rental system would really work well...
Al
by alastairhumphreys
Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:23 am
Forum: Europe
Topic: Packrafting in Finland
Replies: 2
Views: 1456

Re: Packrafting in Finland

Thanks for this video - it's great!
Here are some photos from my recent trip to Iceland: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alastairhu ... 945071818/
Al
by alastairhumphreys
Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: Tips & Technique
Topic: wanted: tIps for choosing the right gear
Replies: 3
Views: 1819

Re: wanted: tIps for choosing the right gear

Hi there, I just crossed Iceland and my friend's Yak was carrying a 40g backpack on its bow and did great. The spray decks are a little bit tight I find, but you definitely need one if you want to do any white water. The deck is basically on permanently. You will be fine on Grade 2 water in it. Lots...
by alastairhumphreys
Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:19 am
Forum: Northern
Topic: "Triple A" -- Grand Traverse of Gates of the Arctic
Replies: 1
Views: 3361

Re: "Triple A" -- Grand Traverse of Gates of the Arctic

I'm really impressed with these detailed descriptions you take the time to give. I only wish I didn't live on the opposite side of the world to Alaska!
Al
by alastairhumphreys
Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Yak or Llama
Replies: 11
Views: 2406

Re: Yak or Llama

by alastairhumphreys
Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:26 am
Forum: Wanted...
Topic: Packraft Wanted - United Kingdom
Replies: 0
Views: 613

Packraft Wanted - United Kingdom

Looking to buy a Packraft in the UK....
Thanks!
Alastair
by alastairhumphreys
Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:18 am
Forum: Partners & Logistics
Topic: Anyone in the UK?
Replies: 0
Views: 722

Anyone in the UK?

Is anyone who uses these forums in the UK?
I would love to meet someone in England who has a Packraft so that I can see one before buying!
Also interested to learn if there is anywhere I can buy one except from Alaska...
Thanks!
Al

www.alastairhumphreys.com