My wife, Linda and I started Pakboats in 1984, primarily to distribute folding canoes imported from Norway. But my involvement with folding boats started a few years earlier. In 1977 I got together with three friends and bought two folding canoes to follow some interesting looking blue lines on a map of Lappland. The trip took us through the northern tip of Finland and into Norway, and since we were all new to canoeing, it turned into an epic adventure. In spite of our tough introduction to canoe tripping, we picked another river the next year and did it again (after a bit more research). I was hooked, and we have been on many canoe trips in the same general area since.
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