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How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse with Rafting Gear

Oct 17, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
By Martin SoulStealer from London, England (Lollipop Zombie) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

If one of your hobbies is planning how to survive a zombie apocalypse, then you need to know what to do without your bug out bag when you are off having fun rafting and don’t have it on you. After all, if the Centers for Disease Control has a zombie apocalypse plan, then it is definitely worth knowing what to do to protect yourself during an outbreak in order to… Read More »

The Most Endangered Rivers in the US

Oct 10, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
By Jason May, USGS photographer ( [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Rivers have always and will always shape our ecosystem and communities. As populations increase and demand for water goes elsewhere, it puts our great rivers at risk. Not only do water levels suffer but also the ecosystem, wildlife, nearby communities, and tourism. Find out what the ten most endangered rivers in the United States are and what needs to happen to save them. 10. Clearwater/Lochsa Rivers Home to the Nez… Read More »

Rivers That Made American History – INFOGRAPHIC

Oct 3, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
Wilderness Aware Rafting - Rivers That Made American History Infographic - Rafting Colorado

The Industrial Revolution in the United States did not start with railroads, it started with rivers. Rivers are natural highways that crisscrossed the various back country lands of the early states and allowed raw materials such as lumber, fur, food, and other supplies to get to the cities and the main trading hubs of the country–Philadelphia, Boston, and New York. They also forged the cultural identity of the country due to the mythology surrounding people… Read More »

What to Do During Off-Season Rafting

Sep 26, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
Mountain biking trip - Wilderness Aware Rafting

White water rafting season usually means that summer is in session and outdoor fun is almost a requirement for enjoying life and fresh air. Once September hits, most rafting outfitters start to close up shop due to low water levels but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer. For many places, including Colorado, the cooler weather is a great opportunity to spend time… Read More »

Nestle Expands Water Bottling to Arkansas River

Sep 19, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
By Dsw4 (It is entirely my own work.) [CC-BY-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Nestle bottles and sells spring water, which is normally sourced from California and other locations but as a result of the severe drought, now takes their water from the Arkansas River near Buena Vista, another drought area. Nestle is the umbrella company for many bottled water brands including Perrier, San Pellegrino, Ozarka, Poland Spring, Callistoga, Deer Park, Ice Mountain, and Zephyrhills. The water that is sourced from Colorado is labeled… Read More »

What to Pack for an Overnight Rafting Trip

Sep 12, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog, Rafting Colorado  //  No Comments
What to Pack for an Overnight Rafting Trip - Wilderness Aware Rafting

An overnight white water rafting trip seems easy enough to pack for as it’s not that long of a stay. However, with a trip like this, not over packing and bringing the right things is essential. A big part of what to consider packing depends greatly on where you will be geographically. For example, it may be really hot during the day in the desert but freezing at night so… Read More »

Grades of White Water Rafting – INFOGRAPHIC

Sep 5, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
Grades of White Water Rafting Infographic - Wilderness Aware

White water rafting usually is rated by classes but they are also referred to as grades. Based on the International Scale of River Difficulty created by the American Whitewater Association, the different grades or classes identifies how difficult each section of a river is and the required skills needed to safely navigate it. Similar to rock climbing scales, there can be easy Class III rapids and harder ones. On a… Read More »

3 White Water Rafting Movies to Watch

Aug 29, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
RIAN archive 714106 The Borshagin's at home

White water rafting may only be available during the summer but we can experience it year round through movies. Many journeys throughout history and books take place travelling down river, from Lewis & Clark to Huckleberry Finn, there are many adventures and life lessons that take place there. These movies may not splash you in the face as you dip into a rapid, but they do give you the convenience… Read More »

Survival Tools to Keep on Hand

Aug 22, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Blog  //  No Comments
Pocket Knife Survival Tools - Wilderness Aware Rafting

You don’t have to be out in the middle of the woods to keep a survival kit on you. On the other hand, it’s great to have a few tools on yourself without going overboard, just in case. While we can go into depth about to keep in a daypack or a go bag, we’re going to go the Hatchet route and cover the bare necessities here. These are the… Read More »

Plan Your Bachelorette Party with Whitewater Rafting

Aug 15, 2014   //   by waradmin   //   Arizona Rafting, Blog, Colorado Rafting Trip Spotlight  //  No Comments
Whitewater Rafting Bachelorette Party - Wilderness Aware Rafting

If you’re planning a bachelorette party for a friend that is more interested in a less than traditional party to celebrate her last days as a single woman, then a whitewater rafting trip could be right up your alley. For the woman who loves to explore the great outdoors, planning a trip to the mountains with some camping, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, mountain biking, or zip-lining would be much more… Read More »