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Whitewater Rafting Tips: What to Do and What Not to Do?

by Harish K. Link Builder
Whitewater rafting is a fun filled sport that is exciting and is made available for all age groups. Rivers are considered to be an avid location for a sporting event and since they offer rough rapids or mild waters, they have become ideal for rafting. However despite river rafting being an innovative and rejuvenating sport you must always have an instructor by your side. Knowing how to perform this sport by considering the risks and having some acute knowledge about the sport will help you enjoy this activity without any troublesome hassle.

If you’re looking for manuals then you should probably chuck them aside because here is a list of a few top and essential tips that must be known by any individual who wishes to participate in whitewater rafting activities.

1. Never Travel Alone The First Time: Whether or not your rafting trip is possible, you shouldn’t travel without a guide by your side. One of the reasons being you might be an amateur and even if you aren’t, understanding the terrain, depth and flow of the water body is important. This is impossible if you travel alone the first time and in the process end up risking your lives!
2. Researching for City Regulations: If you’re executing whitewater rafting, it is always better to be thorough about the particular area’s rules and regulations especially age limit and season.
3. Understanding Water Conditions: Whitewater rafting involves having maximum knowledge about the density, viscosity and depth of the water. It is essential that your knowledge involves knowing different rowing strokes and how to use the life jackets provided in cases of emergency. Rivers that have powerful and fast rapids can only be pursued by higher river rafting classes whereas for tourists, the moderate and mild waters are preferred.
4. Avoid Dehydration: Even though water is all around, it is important to maintain a certain quantity of water inside your body to balance your weight during the rafting process. Another reason is because while you perform any kind of activity which requires exceeded amounts of adrenaline/glucose, it will drain your body of liquids.
5. Travel with Accessories: The important tips for whitewater rafting involve maintaining the essential equipments with you. Wearing comfortable clothing that are light and don’t drag your weight down on the boat are a must. A life jacket and helmet are certain essential accessories you must travel with for protection. It is important to always ask your guides about the sports gear since it changes depending upon the temperature of the area and water conditions. Make sure you wear glasses and sneaker for white water rafting.
6. Travel with Waterproof Cameras: If you love photography then make sure your camera is water proof else you’ll certainly lose out on all your photographs as well as a good machine. Since rafting isn’t meant to be a steady sport, knowing how to hold the camera is another important skill you must learn.
7. Learn How to Swim: Pushing aside your fear for water and learning some basic assets of swimming will help you survive during a sport mishap. You must learn to swim since it is one of the most important exercising routines apart from being highly beneficial during times of emergency.

Harish Kumar is the author of Rainbow Camp, a leading camping and rafting service provider in Rishikesh. Harish loves to share his knowledge about White Water Rafting Rishikesh and Rishikesh Rafting Camps through his writing.

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