A guest post by the Rolling Thunder River Company.
White water rafting is an exciting activity that can be fun for the entire family!
What Should I Bring
First you will need to dress accordingly. Wearing light, airy, and quick dry clothing will help make the rafting experience more enjoyable. Many newcomers to the rafting scene commonly forget to bring an extra pair of clothes to wear after the trip is over.
Having a towel and a dry set of clothing to change into once the trip is over will make your ride home much more comfortable! Sunscreen is another essential item that you should add to your list. This is an outdoor activity, and protecting your skin from the sun is a must.
While packing you may want to include a waterproof camera so you can capture all the exciting moments that you will experience throughout the day.
Safety and Swimming Skills
It's imperative to wear life jackets and helmets while going on a rafting trip, which are usually provided through the rafting company.
Although swimming skills may not be mandatory in all cases, it is recommended to have some basic swimming knowledge.
In the event that you fall into the river by mistake during the rafting trip do not do anything that will cause you to panic. Be sure to listen to the guide, and they will help you to safety.
Set Your Mind to Getting Wet
Rafting is a water activity therefore you should set your mind on getting wet, and possibly cold.
This is where the light, airy clothing comes into play. You want to be sure that your clothes can dry fairly quickly to prevent yourself from getting too cold.
Be sure you are 100% sold on this idea, and it is something that you want to do. All people going on this trip should be prepared to get wet!
Listen to the Trainers Before Embarking on Your Trip
It is very important that there are no interruptions during the training or briefing that the raft guides give prior to you getting on the river.
There will probably be a video prior to the trip explaining different rules and commands that need to be followed. These are trained guides, and they are there to make sure that your rafting adventure is both fun and safe.
Therefore understanding the rafting rules and instructions is essential to your trip.
It is a real adventure that everyone can enjoy, and above all else, expect to have a lot of fun!
So will you be the next person to embark on this exciting adventure? Please let us know in the comment box below!
About the Author: Rolling Thunder River Company is proud to bring you useful information that will help you enjoy your rafting adventure. For those interested in learning about Nantahala River rafting in North Carolina, or Ocoee rafting trips in Tennessee, visit our website today.
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