Packing for Your Multi-Day Rafting Trip
Multi-day white water rafting trips are a great way to experience white water rafting, camping, and spending a good amount of time outdoors. When on a multi-day trip you’ll experience things you wouldn’t experience on a single day trip or by doing any other outdoor activity. Multi-day white water rafting trips do require more experience and more gear to make the trip as rewarding as possible.
Depending on what type of multi-day trip you’re taking, whether you’re having a commercial river guide with will make a difference in how you pack. If you are having a river guide, they will supply a lot of your equipment for you. Typically the raft, some food, rafting equipment and a tent are included. It varies based on company, so knowing exactly what is included is important before you book your trip.
Things that you should plan on bringing for yourself vary for each person and keep in mind that the less weight you have, the better off you are. A camera that is waterproof or has a waterproof case, duct tape, first aid kit with any personal medications you may require, and a variety of clothing are some of the basics to bring. Objects such as eating utensils, a flashlight, personal items (such as toothbrush, toothpaste, and hand lotion), sunblock and insect repellent are easily forgotten about but just as important as anything else you might bring.
Staying comfortable and warm is also important. You’ll need a good sleeping bag to keep you warm and from preventing any body aches during your whole trip. Father Nature Outdoors (FNO) has an integrated sleeping bag that consolidates the space and weight of a sleeping pad and bag together. Weighing five pounds altogether, this three-season and 30 degree bag is perfect for your multi-day rafting trip, no matter what the weather is going to be like. Having a good tent will help you stay warm and away from insects as well. A four season tent is the best option and you’ll get your money’s worth of it because you can use it for year-round camping trips.
Putting all of your belongings into a dry bag will ensure that all of your valuables stay dry and clean during your white water rafting. Most commercial rafting companies supply bags to put your personal gear into, so check with the company beforehand. All of your supplies should benefit you in the long run. Over packing will be a huge hassle, so remember to only bring the necessities.
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