01.06.2011

About

This Blog and Site really targets on a niche: the activity, equipment and people of packrafting, geographically focusing  on Europe.

On the other hand, in the nature of a combined activity such as packrafting, we embrace traditional hiker, orginal water sport enthusiasts and generally outdoorsy people alike. Infact, packrafting brings together two distinguished culures: backpacker and paddler, creating a subgroup of them. Packrafting also is a worldwide phenomenon. We will try to hold the connection overseas.

We consider ourself as an initiative around the concept of Packrafting. That means we aim to drive development in all sections of the ecosystem. From material science to manufacturers (boats and accessories) as well as in applications of expeditions, fun adventures and leisure pleasures.

We also function as a hub for packraft sales in Europe. It is hassle free of clearance at customs for you. This however, is separate from this Blog, as a matter of business and logistics:

http://www.packrafting-store.eu

We are happy to see the community growing!

We, that is Marc Kreinacker and Sven Schellin, responsible for this site. We, that is also You, who contribute with content, comments and connections. Suggest a  guest articles, get in touch or become a member of this site.

Marc and Sven have been packrafter for many years, but met prior to that. Both raised in Saxony near Leipzig/Germany in the mid 70ies, yet first got to know each other in Calgary/Canada in 2003. What coincedence is that? Not a big one, you meet Saxons all over the world, but that we remained friends is indeed something special.

Over the years many trips together followed, but packrafting was the later. Always having been kayaker and canoeists (with a fable for inflatables), we have a water sport backround. However, we got caught by the trekking ultralight bug around 2006. Packrafting was a natural follow up to combine those two passions.

We favour creativity over records, value originality over performance. Packrafts are the perfect tool for that.

Marc + Sven



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