Planning for a trip is an extremely complicated process. You have to consider all kinds of things like: where you’re going, what you’ll do on the trip, what type of travel insurance you’ll need, how much money it will cost, how you’ll get there, and that’s just the start. It becomes even more complicated when you take trips that aren’t so typical like camping or rafting trips. If you are going on your first rafting trip, it will be quite a challenge to figure out all the things to bring for your trip.
Rafting trips usually involve more than one aspect so packing for them can be hard. Firstly, pack what you’ll need when you actually get to the rafting part of the trip because that’s extremely important such as: a swimsuit or nylon shorts or clothes made specifically to get wet including shoes. Bring sandals that are secure or other shoes that can handle water and possibly lots of it. Bring a long-sleeved cotton shirt for sun protection and sunglasses as well. If possible, bring a wetsuit and wetsuit boots and fleece jackets and socks. It’s also a good idea to bring gloves to wear when you paddle as well. Now, that’s just for the actual rafting part.
You’ll also need to bring your own supplies as well and that’s where things can get complicated. It’s very easy to lose or forget things so make a checklist. When it comes to clothes, you’ll need a change of clothes because you will get wet. However, make sure you bring the right type of clothes. Even if the weather is hot outside, bring at least a light jacket because temperatures always drop at night. For this reason, you will also need jeans and long-sleeved shirts, just to be safe.
Don’t forget your athletic shoes or hiking boots in addition to your sandals so when you need to do some walking, your feet will have proper support. You should also bring lip balm and sun block. The sun will very quickly ravage your skin. Don’t forget the usual traveling things such as: toothpaste and toothbrush, flashlights, etc. It would also be a good idea to obtain some cheap travel insurance; if there’s ever an accident, you would have some protection.