Are You Ready For Your Whitewater Rafting Trip?

Posted on: 25 February 2022

Whitewater rafting trips are a popular experience for friends, couples, and singles alike. They allow you to really test your resilience against nature in a very beautiful environment that is totally unlike anything you have ever done before. If you have booked in a whitewater rafting trip you may be wondering whether or not you are ready for it. There are a couple of things that you need to do before you get in your car and head off to the location so that you have the best possible time and make sure that you are as comfortable as possible while battling the elements.

Wear Light Clothing 

If you are going to be out on the water, getting wet, and trying to stay motivated then you want clothing which will dry fast and not cling to your skin all day, giving you chafing. Try to bring some quick-dry clothes such as swimmers or sportswear, and avoid things like jeans and cargo pants that will hold you back and restrict movement. If it is too cold, then you may be offered a wetsuit when out at the whitewater rafting location; take this opportunity with both hands. If they suggest you wear a wetsuit then you absolutely should heed their advice because they have done it a thousand times before and know when this gear is appropriate.

Cash, Cash, Cash

Sometimes these whitewater trips can take you into some quite remote locations which, while not completely free of modern luxuries, are a little behind when it comes to payment methods. Bringing a bit of cash with you, instead of just your cards, can help you still purchase food, gear, drinks and other supplies that you may need. When you go on the actual water you can simply put this money up in a rented locker or the glove box of your car and no one will be any the wiser.

Do A Little Bit Of Upper Body Training

While virtually everyone can (and definitely should) try out a whitewater trip once in their life, if you don't want to be extremely exhausted and sore by the end of the day then you may want to train your upper body just a little bit in the weeks leading up to the day. If you have a gym membership then try some upper body machines such as the chest fly, shoulder press, or even just some nice old-fashioned rowing. If you don't have access to the gym then a few sets of pushups every other day will be more than good enough. While you can still make it through a whitewater trip without doing this, it will definitely help you enjoy the experience more.