Whether you are joining an organized whitewater rafting trip or setting out with a group of friends, having the right gear for a multi-day wilderness river trip is imperative for comfort and safety. Besides the obvious items to get down a river like a raft, inflatable ducky, or whitewater SUP boards, there is a lot more that you need to pack into your dry bags.
Note, if you are going with a professional river outfitter like OARS some of these items (tent, camp chair, water purifying device, and cooler) will be provided to you. But if you are planning your own DIY adventure, you’ll need to chat with your group about who is bringing what. Regardless, this what-to-pack gear guide will help get you started.
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