09/28/13 - 9:26pm
Katmai McKittrick held the purple nylon bag open by the two rods and flapped it down once, twice, three times. The bag led to a valve connected to a half-inflated, red packraft.
“See how the inflation bag has air?” he said.
He twisted the rods to close the inflated bag. Then he belly flopped on it. The raft rubber puffed.
“Then you have to untwist it,” he said.
He untwisted it and repeated the process Friday afternoon on the floor of the Kenai Community Library Conference Room. Almost 30 people, mostly adults, milled about.