Hello!! New to this forum, and have a few questions. I long distance backpack, and have my base weight below 15 lbs. I want to add a packrafting leg to my next hike. What packrafting gear would I need, without overloading my base weight?? Remember, I would still need to add food for the number of days I will be out. My second question is, has anyone packrafted the Rio Grande? Its listed as a National Wild Scenic River, and is it safe? I would like to run it from new Mexico to the mouth of the Gulf in Texas. I would appreciate any tips, advice, and suggestions. You can reply to this post, or contact me direcctly at: Redbug10@gmail.com. Also visit my General-purpose outdoor blog at: http://www.redbugoutdoors.blogspot.com. Thanks!!