American Packraft Association P.A.C.K.R.A.F.T. Safety Code 

At Kokopelli we believe safety and education are critical to the responsible growth of the sport of packrafting. As part of our commitment to packrafting safety and education, we are promoting the American Packraft Association’s P.A.C.K.R.A.F.T. Safety Code through an 8 part blog series to highlight and detail the key aspects of staying safe while paddling. 

The APA’s acronym P.A.C.K.R.A.F.T. stands for 8 key elements to help you plan, prepare, and execute a successful packraft trip. The acronym stands for the following. 

P- Planning 

A- Ability 

C- Communication 

K- Key Equipment 

R- Regional Conditions & Hazards 

A- Alcohol & Drugs 

F- Follow Leave No Trace Principles 

T- Training 

Our packrafting safety blog series includes additional detail of each category of the APA’s Packraft Safety code. Please find a link to our packraft safety series here: 


Packraft Safety Code

April 28, 2023 — Kelley Smith