What to Pack for an Overnight Rafting Trip

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What to Pack for an Overnight Rafting Trip - Wilderness Aware Rafting

Pack what you need and not too much for overnight rafting trips.

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 packing light gear on opposite ends of the temperature spectrum is imperative to a comfortable trip and for your survival.

If you go with a river guide outfitter, you won’t need to worry about bringing meals but snacks will probably be a good idea. If you have any food allergies, it’s important to let them know beforehand so that you don’t go into anaphylactic shock. On that note, anything crucial to your well-being that is not included on this packing list is a must.

Packing List for Overnight Rafting Trip

  • Clothes to paddle in
  • Shorts
  • T-shirt
  • Long pants
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Light or fleece jacket
  • Underwear
  • Swimming suit
  • Plastic trash bag
  • Small towel
  • Toiletries
  • Lip balm
  • Rain jacket
  • Bug repellant
  • Head lamp
  • Hat
  • Canned beverages
  • Water bottle
  • Sleeping bag
  • Small pillow
  • Nylon tent
  • Closed toed shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Sandals with velcro straps
  • Camp shoes
  • Socks
  • Camera (optional)
  • Ziplock plastic bags for phones, keys, etc.

At Wilderness Aware, we provide professional photography of your rafting trip so you don’t have to bring a camera if you don’t want. Most river guides will have dry bags you can use and first aid gear. You just need to think about what else would make your trip more enjoyable like bringing a deck of cards, a book, a Frisbee or your lucky socks.

At Wilderness Aware Rafting our passion is white water rafting and the outdoors. If you’re interested in an overnight Colorado Rafting Trip, or Salt River whitewater rafting, check out which whitewater rafting trips we have available for more information.

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