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Part 3 @balkanriverdefence—
Part 3 @balkanriverdefence—"Today, Balkan Rivers Tour has turned into an annual paddling action, and the river conservation movement has evolved into Balkan River Defence (BRD) – a registered NGO in Slovenia. A version of grassroots activism, it blends science and river conservation with kayaking and adventure sports. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Their mission: Reveal the remaining free flowing rivers and intact ecosystems of Europe; Support a community and network of local river activists; Expose hydropower as an unsustainable and destructive form of energy production; Provide alternatives using science, education, creativity and adventure sports. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rok and his partner, Carmen Kuntz, lead the team of crazy artists, activists, paddlers and partiers who make up Balkan River Defence. They spend a few less days on the river each year, so that they can spend more time behind the computer, organizing events, protests, petitions, and paddling actions. " ~Carmen Kuntz, "Paddling to Protect the Last of Europe’s Wild Rivers." Read more! The link is in our bio.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸: Katja Pokorn @balkanriverdefense. #ThisisPackrafting #Packrafting #Balkans #VjosaRiver #LoveWhereYouPlay #ProtectWhatYouLove #EuropesWildRivers #ProtectTheWild #Wildlands #PublicLandsinPublicHands #ProtectOurRivers #TheBlueHeartofEurope
Part 1 @balkanriverdefence—As paddlers, we are privileged to experience the wilderness that a boat and paddle take us to. But this access also means we are the first people to notice, discover or identify the threats to our waterways, like dams, pollution or resource extraction. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Balkan River Defence was founded on the simple premise that people who paddle the wild rivers of the world also have a responsibility to protect them. Seeking a way to take action in defence of rivers, professional kayaker, ex-Olympic rower and biologist Rok Rozman turned a simple idea into the biggest river conservation movement in Europe. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Over the course of one month in 2016, they paddled 23 rivers in six countries; through Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia and Albania. BRT created an atmosphere where a fisherman and a farmer, a scientist and packrafter, could join together – around the bar, around the fire or around the river – to develop solutions to the threats their rivers face. They created a wave of momentum that prompted the involvement of Patagonia in what is now their biggest global environmental campaign of 2019; Save the Blue Heart of Europe.
Part 1 @balkanriverdefence—As paddlers, we are privileged to experience the wilderness that a boat and paddle take us to. But this access also means we are the first people to notice, discover or identify the threats to our waterways, like dams, pollution or resource extraction. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Balkan River Defence was founded on the simple premise that people who paddle the wild rivers of the world also have a responsibility to protect them. Seeking a way to take action in defence of rivers, professional kayaker, ex-Olympic rower and biologist Rok Rozman turned a simple idea into the biggest river conservation movement in Europe. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Over the course of one month in 2016, they paddled 23 rivers in six countries; through Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia and Albania. BRT created an atmosphere where a fisherman and a farmer, a scientist and packrafter, could join together – around the bar, around the fire or around the river – to develop solutions to the threats their rivers face. They created a wave of momentum that prompted the involvement of Patagonia in what is now their biggest global environmental campaign of 2019; Save the Blue Heart of Europe." ~Carmen Kuntz, "Paddling to Protect the Last of Europe’s Wild Rivers." Read more! The link is in our bio.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀. 📸: Photos of Sean Villanueva, Nico Favresse, and Tom De Dorlodot on the threatened Vjosa River by Andrew Burr. Andrew is working with @Patagonia to document the Balkan River Project. #ThisisPackrafting #Packrafting #Balkans #VjosaRiver #LoveWhereYouPlay #ProtectWhatYouLove #EuropesWildRivers #ProtectTheWild #Wildlands #PublicLandsinPublicHands #ProtectOurRivers #TheBlueHeartofEurope #SeanVillanueva #NicoFavresse @balkanriverdefence

Our Story

Welcome to Alpacka Raft. We are a community of genuine, self-reliant and creative eccentrics, enthusiastic about unique adventure and passionate about our product. Our values reflect the history of our boats and the makers who design, craft, and use them. We recognize our packrafts give people an incredible freedom to explore; they are tools that help people actualize adventures, even ones yet to be imagined. And so we encourage explorers to use them with a beginner’s mind because there are no rules with a packraft, except to have fun, be safe, and to not take life too seriously. Always remember, each person has her or his own great journey to discover. 

We built the first Alpacka packraft in a Chugiak, Alaska basement, fall 2000. Since then, we have led the industry in research and development, pushing the boundaries of design, reliability, advanced materials, and an established infrastructure for customer service that allows for quick and easy repairs or upgrades. Our packrafts continue to refine and define the sport. They are bombproof tools of exploration, bolder and more rugged than the most skilled athletes using them, but so stable and streamlined they’re perfect for entry-level adventurers. Our rafts can take you anywhere.

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