Essential gear for white water rafting

ANGELA .W. WANDERA By ANGELA .W. WANDERA, 24th Oct 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/34z88t35/
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You do need the right equipment when going for white water rafting. You just never know what type of weather and conditions that you may have to face while white water rafting.

Essential gear for white water rafting

White water rafting is an adventurous experience for people who love water sports. However you do need the right equipment when going for white water rafting. You just never know what type of weather and conditions that you may have to face while white water rafting.

It is advisable that you get prepared for your white water rafting trip, by having the right equipment which is mentioned below.

1. A Helmet

You must wear a helmet to protect your head and face against injuries in the event of a fall in the water, especially if you hit yourself on a rocky place.

2. A Body Suit

You will need to wear a body suit which will insulate your body against the cold when rafting on the river. The body suit should be water resistant so that you don't get wet when rafting.

3. A Duffel Bag

This bag will keep all your personal items which can be placed in the Kayak. Such items can include extra dry clothes, an extra pair of boots and any other item that you might need when rafting. The weight of your Duffel Bag should not exceed 20 pounds.

4. A Water Resistant Bag

You will need to put items such as your rain gear, medication, a sun block, a river guidebook and a camera. These items should be packed in a plastic bag before packing them into the water resistance bag.

5. A Gear Bag

In this bag you will put your sleeping bag a ground tarp and a sheet which you can put into your duffel bag later on. The gear bag can also have any other items that you might need while camping.

6. You will need to a list to help you pack the right equipment needed for white water rafting, this will help you not to forget all those essential items that you will need for your trip.

7. Lighting Equipment

You will need headlamps and flashlights to be able to see well when it gets dark. Pack extra bulbs and batteries for the headlamps and flashlights.

8. Eye Wear

Your eyes have to be protected from the sun and the water when you are rafting. Sunglasses and retainers will protect your eyes, so you should pack a pair of each.

9. A Map and a River guide book

You will need a map to explore the area and know where you are exactly when rafting in the event that you get lost on the river a guidebook and a map will help you trace your location. You should also include a compass to help you with direction.

10. Water You will need to drink some water when rafting

Pack a few bottles of drinking water with a few dry snacks in case you fell hungry while on the River. The above basic equipment are ideal for you when going for a white water rafting trip.

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Essential, Gear, Rafting, Tips, What You Need, White Water Rafting

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